This year at the aquarium, 25 students in grades seven through nine are enrolled in the summer program at the National Aquarium where they work with blue crabs and water to investigate what goes on under the sea.
The sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar benefitting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will go on sale August 12, and five players will be on-hand to sign calendars at the shelter that day.
The SPCA's efforts are also paying off in national recognition. Fo the first time since 2001, the organation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit service that evaluates 501(c) (3) nonprofits and public charities nationwide.
According to a new study of the top U.S. seafood imports, an estimated 20 to 32 percent of the wild-caught seafood crossing our borders was found to have originated from illegal sources. Other recent research has have found that up to 33 percent of seafood samples tested in the U.S. were mislabeled, substituting one species of fish for another. The inability to distinguish between legally and illegally caught fish undermines progress being made both in the U.S. and abroad, puts law-abiding
Walking through the air-conditioned Meeting House Gallery to see the exhibit "Picture Windows: The Painted Screens of Baltimore," you'll find yourself thinking about a distant era when un-air-conditioned houses baked in the summer sun.
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Thomas M. "Tom" Gibbons, former president and CEO of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Companies who also served on boards of business and educational institutions, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at The Terraces of Bonita Springs Retirement Community in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Melvin Ray Harris, a long-time employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24.
Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city.
About 50 people who gathered near the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to protest the attraction's continued ownership of eight bottlenose dolphins. It was one of more than 50 being held at aquatic parks and attractions around the world as part of the Empty the Tanks movement.
Moving the National Aquarium's animal care center — where rescued turtles would recover and food could be prepared for some of the 17,000 animals who live at the Inner Harbor attraction — is one possibility for the large amphitheater if the dolphins there now are relocated to a sanctuary.
Sanchez-Barr is a marine biologist with more than 20 years¿ experience in conservation education at institutions including the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the National Audubon Society and the Miami Seaquarium. The founder and executive director of Eco Adventures, a Millersville-based company focused on wildlife education and conservation, Sanchez-Barr also happens to be the wife of reptile expert Dr. Brady Barr, world-renowned host of the National Geographic TV show ¿Dangerous Encounters¿ and America¿s version of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Barr, a charismatic speaker, longtime educator and self-described ¿kid at heart,¿ makes regular appearances at Eco Adventures when he is in town.
The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium — whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins inside the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary — is the latest evolution in American zoos and aquatic attractions from circus menagerie to portals into the natural environment.