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National Aquarium  National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!

Pop Quiz! Can you name this crustacean?

Native to Australia, these crayfish are claw-some! See if your guess is correct in our link.

ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the zebra shark! Learn more about them in our link.

It's #VolunteerAppreciationWeek!
We're fortunate to have more than 950 dedicated volunteers who contributed 117,031 hours of service in 2016 alone. Here's to them!
Learn more about our fantastic volunteer team in our link!

Citizen scientists help identify wildlife for the Maryland Biodiversity Project! Since the project started in 2012, more than 17,000 species have been catalogued.
Learn more about their work in our link!

Wood turtles can be found in forests and grasslands, but will rarely be seen more than several hundred meters from water! #TurtleTuesday 🐢

Our Animal of the Week is the zebra shark! Once they reach adulthood, their stripes are replaced with small dark spots.
Learn more about these sharks in our link.

Happy #EarthDay!
We’re celebrating what makes the earth truly special. The atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and cryosphere sustain all life on earth. Without their protection, we’ll need to find a new home! Take time to care for our planet today and every day.

Last week students assisted our Conservation Team in the first biohut inventory of 2017! Together they observed 17 mud crabs, 21 common grass shrimp, and two American eels.

Learn more about our biohut project in the Inner Harbor in our link!

In collaboration with @nature_org, our staff and volunteers planted 5,500 new Atlantic white cedar trees at Nassawango Creek Preserve!
Learn more about the planting and our work at Nassawango in our link. 🌳

#EarthWeek Reminder - The ocean covers over 70 percent of our earth. Show the earth some love this week in honor of #EarthDay!

Our Animal Rescue team is currently caring for a harbor seal named Phil! The seal was rescued in Delaware and transferred to our facility last week. Read more about his rescue and care in our link!

Today marks fifteen years since our green sea turtle, Calypso, joined our Aquarium family. My how she's grown!
Read about her rescue story in our link. #TurtleTuesday 🐢

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