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National Aquarium Baltimore

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  • Baltimore's renaissance [Commentary]

    Baltimore's renaissance [Commentary]
    Judging from the reported 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...
  • Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels

    Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels
    The clouds didn't exactly part for the Blue Angels, but they lifted just enough Saturday afternoon, the rain stopped, and suddenly three F/A-18 Hornets soared past in tight formation over the southeast edge of the Inner Harbor — the show was on...
  • Demi Lovato hangs out with the fishes while in Baltimore

    Demi Lovato hangs out with the fishes while in Baltimore
    Nice to see that singer Demi Lovato did more while she was in town than just wow 'em from the Baltimore Arena stage Saturday night. Lovato, who kicked off her first world tour with a concert at the arena Saturday night, also paid a visit to the National...
  • Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation

    Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation
    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. A former...
  • Would dolphins really be better off in the wild? [Letter]

    Would dolphins really be better off in the wild? [Letter]
    If dolphins would be better off in the wild, why would anyone presume dogs and cats would be any different ("Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins," May 24)? Wild animals have shorter lives than do "captive" ones. Dolphins, lions, tigers and...
  • Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer

    Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer
    Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime 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 at the...
  • National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit

    National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit
    The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is...
  • National Aquarium asks for feedback on dolphins, future plans

    National Aquarium asks for feedback on dolphins, future plans
    The National Aquarium in Baltimore is asking for feedback as it considers whether to keep the eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in its care or move them to an ocean-side sanctuary. The Inner Harbor anchor institution revealed plans this week to...
  • National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate

    National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate
    The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium — whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary — is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and...
  • Lifelong love of nature sparked Eco Adventures

    Lifelong love of nature sparked Eco Adventures
    The defining moment of Mei Len Sanchez-Barr’s life occurred on a moonlit beach in Costa Rica when she was about 8 years old. She and her sisters had been brought to the beach by their uncle, who was a sea turtle egg poacher. “It’s part...
  • Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate

    Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate
    If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades. Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...