| May 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here are some words that appeared in this column in November 1990: "The National Aquarium and its promoters are out to lunch. They don't have a clue. Their facility is better called the National Anachronism. The new Marine Mammal Pavilion, featuring...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:14 PM
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.
| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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...
| May 18, 2014
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:20 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Asked to comment on the National Aquarium's ongoing debate about the proper treatment of its dolphins, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake said that "its success is one of many elements Baltimore has that supports my goal of growing the city by 10,000...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Dolphins have evolved over millions of years to roam the oceans. These intelligent animals should not be confined to a concrete tank for our entertainment ("National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate," May 18).