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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Atlantic puffin chick born at the National Aquarium Meet Our Trio of Puffin Chicks!

We are excited to welcome three new Atlantic puffin chicks to our Sea Cliffs exhibit!

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Sawfish swimming in Shark Alley Sawfish Need Love, Too!

Shark Week may be over, but these residents of our Shark Alley exhibit need some time in the spotlight!

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