In the News

Sharing stories with the public through various media outlets allows the National Aquarium to inspire ocean conservation locally, nationally and internationally. Below, explore a collection of recent coverage highlights.

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Climate Change: Stop Talking and Start Doing

September 10, 2019: In response to the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the state of the global climate crisis, an op-ed penned by Vice President of Conservation Programs, Laura Bankey was published in The Baltimore Sun.

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Inside the Aquarium's Animal Care and Rescue Center

August 14, 2019: Baltimore's Child Magazine highlights the National Aquarium's new tour of the Animal Care and Rescue Center.

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Plastic As Art: Chesapeake Bay Recreated Entirely Out Of Straws

July 23, 2019: Chesapeake Bay Magazine covers the National Aquarium's installation at Artscape, which raised awareness about plastic pollution and our waterways.

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Aquarium releases rehabilitated rescue seal at the beach

July 23, 2019: WBAL-TV highlights the National Aquarium's fifth rescue seal release of the season, where Albert Einstein returned to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey.

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After rescue and rehab, National Aquarium releases sea turtles into ocean at Assateague

June 20, 2019: WJLA-TV covers the National Aquarium's rescue turtle release at Assateague State Park.

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Double the Flippers, Double the Fun: Two Rescue Seals Named After Scientists Released Together

May 29, 2019: People Magazine details the National Aquarium's first ever double seal release, where Edwin Hubble and George Washington Carver returned to the Atlantic Ocean together after successful rehabilitation at the Aquarium.

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At Baltimore's National Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Inside and Out

May 5, 2019: NPR's Weekend Edition covers how climate change is impacting work at the National Aquarium, ranging from an influx of rescue turtle patients to our search for a location for North America's first dolphin sanctuary.

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U.S Aquariums make progress cutting back on plastics

April 22, 2019: Yahoo Finance details the National Aquarium's efforts to eliminate single-use plastic from our facility in partnership with aquariums throughout the nation.

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New England seeing huge spike in beached sea turtles

March 28, 2019: Associated Press covers the increased amount of cold-stunned sea turtles found in Massachusetts and interviews the National Aquarium’s Rehabilitation Manager, Kate Shaffer.

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Maryland leading challenge to Trump administration's decision allowing seismic testing off Atlantic coast

December 20, 2018: The Baltimore Sun details the announcement Attorney General Brian Frosh made related to seismic testing at a press event held at the National Aquarium.

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Dozens of turtles found stranded recuperating well at National Aquarium

December 11, 2018: WBAL highlights the National Aquarium's Animal Rescue team and the 32 cold-stunned rescue sea turtles in their care.

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Aquariums oppose new rules on ocean sound blasting

December 11, 2018: The Associated Press highlights the National Aquarium and several other aquariums in opposition of seismic blasting along the East Coast.

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How a Landlocked Aquarium Gets Its Seawater

November 8, 2018: The Atlantic looks into how Aquariums, including the National Aquarium, create synthetic saltwater for their exhibits.

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The National Aquarium Is Offering Hands-on Stem Education Course

November 1, 2018: CBS Baltimore features the National Aquarium's What Lives in the Harbor education program.

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Free Fall Baltimore Encourages Families to Explore the City

October 26, 2018: CBS Baltimore highlights the National Aquarium's Free Fall Friday Night event.

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Scary, Squishy, Brainless, Beautiful: Inside the World of Jellyfish

October, 2018: National Geographic highlights the moon jellies found in the National Aquarium's Living Seashore exhibit and includes expert commentary from assistant curator, Jennie Janssen.

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How Baltimore Went From A Nest Of Pirates To The City Of Charm

August 31, 2018: Forbes takes a trip to Baltimore, discovering the wonders of the National Aquarium and its mission to inspire conservation.

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National Aquarium Welcomes Trio of Puffins

August 9, 2018: CBS Baltimore shines a light on the National Aquarium's new Atlantic Puffin chicks.

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Get on the water at Artscape with the National Aquarium's virtual reality tour

July 20, 2018: Technical.ly Baltimore highlights the National Aquarium's installation at Artscape 2018.

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7 sea turtles make waves in Ocean City after rehabilitation

June 25, 2018: Delmarva Now shares details on the National Aquarium Animal Rescue team's latest release in Ocean City, MD.

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Rescued Seal Released in Ocean City

June 7, 2018: WBOC recaps the National Aquarium Animal Rescue team's recent release of harbor seal, Marmalade.

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National Aquarium Opening New Facility to Care for their Animals

May 24, 2018: WJZ features the National Aquarium's new Animal Care and Rescue Center.

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Animal Care and Rescue Center opens in downtown Baltimore

May 24, 2018: WBAL recaps the National Aquarium's new Animal Care and Rescue Center ribbon-cutting event.

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National Aquarium dolphins are learning their biggest trick yet — traveling to a new home

May 23, 2018: The Baltimore Sun provides an update on the National Aquarium's future dolphin sanctuary.

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Inside the National Aquarium's new Animal Care and Rescue Center

May 17, 2018: Baltimore Business Journal gives a sneak peek of the National Aquarium's new Animal Care and Rescue Center.

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National Aquarium opens new Animal Care and Rescue Center

May 17, 2018: The Baltimore Sun features the National Aquarium's new Animal Care and Rescue Center.

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Back to Poplar Island: Young students continue National Aquarium's terrapin restoration program

April 24, 2018: The Capital Gazette showcases the National Aquarium's Terrapins in the Classroom program.

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Sea turtles named after breakfast foods released into ocean after rehab

April 19, 2018: Mashable highlights the National Aquarium Animal Rescue team's biggest release ever after they sent 36 turtles into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Virgin Holidays pledges $300k to move dolphins sanctuary

April 18, 2018: Associated Press highlights the Virgin Holidays announcement.

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Harbor Seal 'Marmalade' in Critical Condition, Saved by National Aquarium's Animal Rescue Team

April 9, 2018: People Pets highlights the National Aquarium's Animal Rescue team.

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New partnership sets goal of 10 billion new oysters by 2025

February 26, 2018: The National Aquarium joins the Chesapeake 10 Billion Oysters Partnership, featured by WBAL.

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Saving sea turtles

February 23, 2018: The Baltimore Sun features the National Aquarium's Animal Rescue program.

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Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter appointed to National Aquarium board

February 13, 2018: The Baltimore Business Journal highlights the National Aquarium Board of Director's newest members.

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WBAL Baltimore celebrates Black History Month

February 2, 2018: The National Aquarium takes part in Baltimore's Legends & Legacies Jubilee, allowing event attendees to try oyster tonging.

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The race to rescue New England's freezing sea turtles

February 1, 2018: Axios features the National Aquarium and its sea turtle rehabilitation program.

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Dolphins raised in captivity will soon get a new, more natural home

January 24, 2018: PBS NewsHour provides an update on the National Aquarium's future dolphin sanctuary.

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52 Places to Go in 2018

January 10, 2018: The New York Times ranks the National Aquarium's hometown, Baltimore, Maryland, 15th in their list of top travel destinations for 2018.

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Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

January 10, 2018: The New York Times features the National Aquarium and two of its dolphins, Bayley and Foster, in an article on self-recognition research.

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Yes, it's freezing outside. But you don't have to stay in the house all weekend

January 5, 2018: The Baltimore Business Journal features the National Aquarium's Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit.

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34 Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland

December 10, 2017: Travel + Leisure includes the National Aquarium in its roundup of Baltimore's top attractions.

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National Aquarium breaks record by saving 30 sea turtles from Cape Cod

December 8, 2017: WJLA highlights the National Aquarium's Animal Rescue and Animal Health teams.

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National Aquarium generates $455 million for city and state, report finds

November 16, 2017: The Baltimore Business Journal highlights the findings of the National Aquarium's 2017 economic impact report.

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National Aquarium reports annual economic impact of $455 million

November 16, 2017: The Baltimore Sun breaks down the National Aquarium's 2017 economic impact report.

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