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  • 10/19/2012

    National Aquarium Celebrates Rescued Turtle Release

    National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program and South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Join to Release Three Sea Turtles

  • 7/20/2012

    National Aquarium to Hold Annual Maryland Dolphin Count

    The public is invited to join the National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program staff for the Annual Maryland Dolphin Count along the Atlantic coast of Maryland on Friday, July 20.

  • 8/16/2011

    The National Aquarium and Oceana Team Up to Release Sea Turtles

    The National Aquarium was joined by Oceana for the release of three endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles into the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland.

    National Aquarium - Oceana MARP rescue
  • 6/27/2011

    National Aquarium Celebrates Turtle Release

    On Sunday, June 26, a group of rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were released into the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland. The public gathered on the beach to join in the festivities.

    National Aquarium - MARP Release
  • 5/9/2011

    It’s the Season for Seals

    Spring is here, and that means thoughts of warm weather, the beach, and vacations are in the air! But for the Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP), spring is the season for seals. Thanks to the dedication of MARP staff and volunteers, two grey seals were admitted for rehabilitation in March.

    National Aquarium - Guinness MARP rescue
  • 11/2/2010

    National Aquarium Searches for Florida Manatee

    The National Aquarium continues to monitor Baltimore area waterways for a wayward manatee after receiving another report late last week of a manatee sighting in the upper Patapsco River area.

    National Aquarium - Manatee Search
  • 9/2/2010

    National Aquarium Launches Conservation Center

    The National Aquarium was joined today by honored guests, esteemed partners, elected officials and supporters from the community to officially unveil the National Aquarium Conservation Center and kick off its celebration of the Baltimore venue’s 30th anniversary year.

  • 6/22/2010

    Chevrolet signs as Aquarium’s Official Conservation Vehicle, helps return turtles to sea

    Three endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were escorted from Baltimore to the southern tip of Maryland in a new 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid – the Official Conservation Vehicle of the National Aquarium – and released into the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland. The successful transfer and release marks the first of many animal rescue efforts that will take place as part of an ongoing partnership between the National Aquarium and Chevrolet.

    National Aquarium - Chevy Partnership
  • 6/17/2010

    National Aquarium’s Commitment to Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

    You can’t go far without hearing about the oil spill disaster still unfolding in the Gulf, and it has been deeply disturbing to watch as gallons and gallons of oil are being pushed into that irreplaceable ecosystem each second. As an active member of the Northeast Region Stranding Network we are closely connected to the Federal, State, and local agencies and non-governmental entities responding to this disaster.

  • 5/14/2010

    Hastings the Seal Returns to Sea

    National Aquarium staff and volunteers were joined by community members on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland to help “Hastings” the harbor seal with his oceanic return!

    National Aquarium - Hastings MARP rescue

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