As more and more natural spaces are urbanized, it is increasingly critical to think about how wildlife and humans can successfully coexist in city spaces. With this in mind, the National Wildlife Federation has been investing heavily in Baltimore over the past five years.
Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of pioneering oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and a prominent filmmaker and environmentalist in her own right, has been named to the board of directors at Baltimore’s National Aquarium.
The National Aquarium is replacing its dated animal care center with a new $20 million animal rescue and care center being built in a former office in Jonestown. While the organization can fund the project through a line of credit, it hopes to raise about half the funds from private donors, said CEO John Racanelli.
The National Aquarium said it will work with Baltimore-based firms Design Collective and Plano-Coudon to design and build the planned Animal Care and Rescue Center in Baltimore's Jonestown neighborhood north of the Inner Harbor.
The National Aquarium believes that the Baltimore Canyon, about 70 miles off of the Maryland coast, presents us with an opportunity to connect our youth and citizens to the deep seas. Before the end of the year, we intend to nominate the Baltimore Canyon as our nation's first urban national marine sanctuary through the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Marine Sanctuary designation process.
The weekend convention, Otakon, is leaving Baltimore after nearly two decades. Organizers said 29,000 people came Friday through Sunday, and they've outgrown the Baltimore Convention Center. Next year, Otakon will be in Washington, D.C.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions for more than three decades, expects no drops in attendance once it closes its dolphin exhibit to retire the mammals to a seaside sanctuary.
Holding signs that said "Captivity kills" and "Empty the tanks," about two dozen protesters gathered outside the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor Saturday, calling for the facility's dolphins to be released.
The National Aquarium moving forward with its long-expressed goal of a new animal care and rescue center, buying a property in Jonestown to relocate operations from the Fells Point building where they have been based for more than two decades.
Paula S. Schaedlich, former longtime chief operating officer of the national Aquarium in Baltimore who was also prominent in zoological circles, died Nov. 24 of pancreatic cancer at her home in Mayfield. She was 66.
Comptroller Peter Franchot toured downtown Baltimore Thursday, stopping first at the Trinacria Italian Cafe, before going to the National Aquarium and then to the Captain James Landing Restaurant in an effort to promote the city before this weekend's Independence Day festivities.
Sheets of ice up to a foot thick have crippled small boats, prevented night docking at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded Chesapeake Bay islanders for more than a week straight amid this month's freeze, the worst in decades.
There are some new residents of the National Aquarium now that four big-headed Amazon River turtles have hatched. The aquarium said today that it believes this is the first time this type of turtle has been bred successfully in North America.
Judging from the rush of developers to produce new apartments and the surge of office and hotel construction, Baltimore is seeing what looks like a new renaissance — fueled by two generations of urban dwellers who have come on the scene since the renaissance of 1960-80, when the city was re-invented by the "crown jewel" of the Inner Harbor.