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National Aquarium Baltimore

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • Thickest ice in decades collecting on waterways, posing challenges for boaters

    Thickest ice in decades collecting on waterways, posing challenges for boaters
    Jeff Lill is a popular man lately, as captain of the J.C. Widener, one of the state's few ice breakers. After leaving its Annapolis harbor at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Widener spent the day criss-crossing the waters off Anne Arundel County —...
  • Fatherhood programs teach men to be dads

    Fatherhood programs teach men to be dads
    Malik Carter, 17, shared a slice of pizza with his 20-month-old son Makai, who was perched on his dad's lap during the pre-Father's Day celebration this week at the Bon Secours Community Support Center in Southwest Baltimore. As part of the festivities,...