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After spending a year in the National Aquarium's care, our juvenile loggerhead, Sheldon, is ready for release!

Read more about our plans for his release here >> http://ow.ly/yd8V304HMlY
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awww. fearless!
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ICYMI - Earlier this month, the White House designated the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean!

Located off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 4,913 square miles of marine habitat are now protected —that’s roughly the size of Connecticut! Read more here >> http://ow.ly/ZfoJ304BTjp
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This week we’re highlighting birds in our Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit, like this yellow-headed Amazon parrot!

See more birds here >> http://ow.ly/uq9K304zsea
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It's National Estuary Week!

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States? It spans over 64,000 square miles and covers parts of six states!

Learn more about the Bay here >> http://ow.ly/Thjh304r1JX
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Take a look back at the first season of our reading program with Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library!

Read to Reef begins again on October 1. Click here to learn how you can get involved >> http://ow.ly/HYmv304nPva

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ANIMAL UPDATE: There are new Atlantic nettles on exhibit in Jellies Invasion!

These darker nettles are native to open Atlantic waters. Learn more about what makes these nettles unique>>http://ow.ly/hFel304hdBX
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Continue the celebration of #WorldRiversDay with news of a coral reef found in the Amazon River!

Researchers have already found a large colony of sponges and recorded 73 species of fishes!

Learn more about this discovery here>> http://ow.ly/P79M304GGlD 
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Good morning, Baltimore! (We wish it was this sunny today.)

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Look how tiny this blue poison dart frog was in our Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit! #TBT 
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Beautiful
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Can you believe the ancient ancestor of this loggerhead sea turtle was almost TEN FEET long?

Learn about the prehistoric predecessors of loggerhead sea turtles and sloths here >> ow.ly/HxSL304qhjN
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Our Animal of the Week is the carnivorous Harlequin Tuskfish. Check out those chompers!

Learn more about this fish here>>http://ow.ly/uih3304lz94
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A little dental work maybe :)
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Did you know? There are close to 2,000 species of sea stars in the world’s oceans!

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Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!
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National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. The National Aquarium protects and preserves this blue planet and all of its animal and habitats through its engaging living collections in our ground-breaking Baltimore attraction; our science-based education programs and our hands-on experiences in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world. 
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