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Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!
Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!

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Pop Quiz! Can you name this crustacean?

Native to Australia, these crayfish are claw-some! See if your guess is correct here >> http://ow.ly/2JAb30bgkck
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It's Volunteer Appreciation Week!

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 here >> http://ow.ly/DCnP30bcO5I
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Wood turtles can be found in forests and grasslands, but will rarely be seen more than several hundred meters from water! #TurtleTuesday
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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.

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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 here >> http://ow.ly/Y6ps30aYJEy

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Our Animal of the Week is the screaming piha! This bird's loud call, used by males to attract a mate, is one of the most recognized sounds in the Amazon.

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ANIMAL UPDATE: A bicolor damselfish has been added to our Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit! These fish can be found dwelling in the crevices of coral and rocky reefs.

Learn more about them here >> http://ow.ly/pV0l30aRNIi
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Did you know that dart frogs have a unique croak?

These little known dart frog facts will test your knowledge of these tiny amphibians! See them all here >> http://ow.ly/5RKO30aLxbh
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Red-headed Amazon river turtles cannot pull their heads into their shells. If threatened, they tuck their heads to the side! #TurtleTuesday 
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Take time to wonder. 
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