Our fish enjoy good food today too! Here's curator John Seyjagat feeding freshwater stingrays for WMAR Channel 2!
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We added a yelloweye rockfish to our Kelp Forest! It could grow to 3ft feet & live 120 yrs!
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Two-toed sloth spending a lazy Sunday AM hanging around our Upland Tropical Rainforest... literally.
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Yum or yikes?! We devoured all of these delicious cookies at "Polar Express Takes the Harbor" event last night!
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How is the naked goby different than most fish?
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What’s white, pink and scaly all over, and swallows its prey whole?
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The old adage "take time to stop & smell the flowers" may not apply in this case—This bizarre plant emits an odor similar to rotting flesh!
The plant that produces this amazing flower is called Dutchman’s pipes (Aristolochia elegans), and it's blooming now in our Upland Tropical Rainforest exhibit. Look for them just above the Golden Lion Tamarin enclosure.
This unique genus has more than 350 species of herbs and herbaceous climbers. They are found worldwide but are native to Brazil.
They produce an amazing flower which has the modeled appearance of flesh, and emits a foul (rotting flesh) odor which its pollinators find irresistible. Primarily pollinated by flies and some bee species these animals enter the throat of the flower. Once inside tiny hairs snap into action preventing the pollinators from being able to leave. As the flies thrash about in an attempt to escape they pollinate the flower.
Once pollination has taken place the hairs relax and the animals are free to leave unharmed to pollinate the next flower.
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Today is Foster's 4'th birthday! Visit the Aquarium to wish Foster a happy birthday & to see our entire dolphin family! http://aqua.org/tickets
Foster was born at the National Aquarium on September 9, 2007. He got his name because of his unique upbringing. Since Jade was a first-time mother, experienced moms Shiloh and Chesapeake helped her raise Foster. All three females nursed Foster when he was a baby. This is a photo of Foster on his 1'st birthday!
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Bayley, our youngest bottlenose dolphin, is 3 years old today! Visit the Aquarium today to wish her a happy birthday! You can see Bayley from the Under Water Viewing Area or in the Amphitheater, where you can even sign a card for the birthday girl. BUY TICKETS NOW: http://aqua.org/tickets/
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What do sea turtles like to eat? What does a stringray's mouth look like? See for yourself at the National Aquarium, Baltimore! Wings in the Water Feedings this Saturday & Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. BUY TICKETS NOW: http://aqua.org/tickets