A Blue View: Floating Forests

Elegantly tangled at the ocean’s edge, mangroves provide a protective home for a variety of animals. These floating forests use bacteria to break down organic matter and energy from fallen leaves and branches, releasing important nutrients into the water.

Published April 07, 2015

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Manatee Manatees Visiting Maryland!

As the waters off the mid-Atlantic coast warm up, it’s not unusual to spot some seasonal visitors swimming in our local waterways—manatees!

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Snapping turtle and red-eared sliders Floating Wetland Update: Turtles, Fish and Birds!

Several new species have been spotted on the National Aquarium’s floating wetland prototype in the Inner Harbor!

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