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National Aquarium Baltimore

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Top National Aquarium Baltimore Articles

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  • Aquarium's newest exhibit: Millennial pandering [Letter]

    Aquarium's newest exhibit: Millennial pandering [Letter]
    The debate over the dolphins at the National Aquarium has taken on an unpleasant aroma ("Free the dolphins," May 20). I've been a National Aquarium member for 20 years and regret we are the only group not brought into the marine mammal brouhaha. It's...
  • Aquarium dolphins are for kids, not Millennials [Letter]

    Aquarium dolphins are for kids, not Millennials [Letter]
    John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium, wants to create a modern-era aquarium that appeals to the Millennial generation ("What to do with dolphin area if dolphins depart," May 20). Millennials do not frequent the aquarium, they frequent the trendy...
  • Discount tickets at the Aquarium would help grow the city [Letter]

    Discount tickets at the Aquarium would help grow the city [Letter]
    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...
  • Free the dolphins [Letter]

    Free the dolphins [Letter]
    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). Children as...
  • The dolphin problem [Editorial]

    The dolphin problem  [Editorial]
    At noon on Saturday, a group of activists is scheduled to gather outside the National Aquarium in Baltimore as part of a world-wide "Empty the Tanks" protest against what organizers decry as the exploitation of dolphins for public entertainment. The...
  • Aquarium's dolphins should be moved to ocean sanctuaries [Letter]

    Aquarium's dolphins should be moved to ocean sanctuaries [Letter]
    We applaud the National Aquarium in Baltimore for considering closing its dolphin exhibition and moving its eight dolphins to a seaside sanctuary to live out the rest of their lives ("National Aquarium asks for feedback on dolphins, future plans," May 17)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins

    Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins
    When she was a girl, Jackie Burson said, she fell under the spell of dolphins while watching them on TV. She visited aquariums and theme parks to see them perform incredible tricks. "I used to love dolphin shows, too," she hollered through a bullhorn at...
  • 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...