| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
My wife and I volunteer at the National Aquarium on Saturday afternoons. This week we left at 11 a.m. ,and the trip from Columbia to the Inner Harbor took almost an hour in contrast to the usual 25 to 30 minutes ("Grand Prix impact felt beyond racetrack,"...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 AM
More than 20,000 people could crowd the Inner Harbor Thursday evening for an NFL season kickoff concert as tens of thousands more flood in for an Orioles game, posing a challenge for transportation workers and police.
The NFL scheduled country star...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:38 PM
The ocean is full of life and if you’re lucky you get to see it when you visit the shore. Some parasailers in Ocean City got very lucky last Sunday when they spotted a humpback whale playing in the water below them.
“The boats were in the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Masonville Cove, a reclaimed stretch of South Baltimore's industrial waterfront, has earned a new distinction -- the nation's first "urban wildlife refuge partnership."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe was to announce the designation...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:36 AM
There are still tickets left for Mermaid Kiss: Oyster Fest 2013, the Oyster Recovery Partnership's Oct. 1 fundraiser at the National Aquarium.
The event is a showcase of cuisine prepared by members of the organization’s Shell Recycling Alliance....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Are you ready to reach out and touch a shark?
"They're not scary," said Caroline, 9, an avid New England Aquarium-goer I met recently in Boston.
Maybe you'd prefer a stingray, though they may feel "slimy," offered 9-year-old Owen.
"It's really cool,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In the video for their breakthrough hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," the five Brit heartthrobs of One Direction cavort on the beach, looking wind-swept, clean-cut and ink-free.
Yet, there they were — well, three of them, anyway — on a recent...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:13 PM
Severna Park resident Daciek wins Mid-Atlantic title
Severna Park resident Patrick Daciek, a Virginia Tech alumnus, won the men's singles title at the U.S. Open National Playoffs Mid-Atlantic Sectional Qualifying tournament Tuesday with a 6-4,...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium.
Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A pair of racing aficionados from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., spent Saturday watching the early races at Pimlico, then they put their observations to use to score a massive payday in the Preakness.
Joe Cavallo, 26, and Stephanie Rafferty, 21, hit the Pick 4...