Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a bigger mystery along the mid-Atlantic coast and Chesapeake Bay that has alarmed scientists working to solve more than 120 dolphin deaths since June.
Amid the craze surrounding the birth in Britain of Prince William and Kate Middleton's son, the National Aquarium in Baltimore on Wednesday put out a cheeky announcement of another birth — a new puffin chick at the Inner Harbor landmark.
Two years after the Obama administration restarted a long-standing effort to rid itself of surplus federal buildings almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a Baltimore Sun review has found.
In a move to enhance what is one of the nation's most robust African penguin breeding colonies, Maryland Zoo officials are preparing to break ground on a $10.4 million state- and grant-funded project to build a new, 1.5-acre exhibit for the birds to call home.
Dolphin sightings off Maryland's Atlantic beaches have rebounded after a dismal tally last summer. Volunteers and staff of the National Aquarium spotted 113 of the marine mammals during their annual count Friday, up from just 31 seen this time last year.
Eric Schwaab, a longtime Marylander who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium. Schwaab, currently assistant secretary for conservation and management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will join the aquarium July 1 as its first-ever senior vice president and chief conservation officer, the Inner Harbor nonprofit announced Wednesday.
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included sponsorship of a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 90.
More than 100 gloved volunteers, some in boots and others in waist-high waders, streamed along the narrow paths, sandy waters' edges and historic sea walls of a hard-to-spot nook of wetlands at the southern end of Fort McHenry in Locust Point on Saturday — their eyes scanning for trash or the perfect spot to plant a sapling.
Twelve 11th-grade girls, one from each of Harford County's high schools, were honored for their achievements in math and science, as well as extracurricular activities, during the annual Dr. Judith Resnik Luncheon on Saturday at Harford Community College.