Tag: national aquarium

Interview With a Mermaid: Deborah Lee Walker remembers her part in Schaefer’s famous seal pool swim

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Deborah Lee Walker, left, and her mother Maxine Walker at the unveiling of the “Schaefer’s Splash” mural. Image courtesy of the National Aquarium.

The first time Deborah Lee Walker visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore, she was working as a model and helping to promote its grand opening, back in 1981.

This month she made a return visit, 37 years later, and learned that she had become a permanent addition to the aquarium.

As aquarium president and CEO John Racanelli put it, “You’re going to be seeing her in the aquarium for the ages to come.”

Aquarium dolphins’ move from Baltimore may be delayed

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Maya, one seven Atlantic bottlenose dolphins currently residing in Baltimore. Photo courtesy of National Aquarium.

It looks like Baltimore’s dolphins may be around for a little longer than expected.

Hogan administration approves $6.4 million in grants for Hippodrome, Maryland Science Center and others

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The inside of the Maryland Science Center. Photo by A. Currell, via Flickr.

From a new IMAX projection system for the Maryland Science Center to larger-than-life exhibits for kids to learn and play, state officials today signed off on more than $6 million in bond-funded grants to help some of Baltimore’s top downtown institutions with large-scale projects.

Meet ‘Marmalade,’ another wounded seal being rehabbed by the National Aquarium

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Photo via National Aquarium

The National Aquarium has taken in another wounded seal found sick and stranded off the coast of Ocean City.

Nat’l Aquarium Rehabs Two Seals, Releases Them Back into Open Water

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Luna’s release on Thursday. Photo via National Aquarium.

Two seals that the National Aquarium staff helped rescue from harm’s way earlier this year are now happily swimming back in the open ocean.

Baltimore Aquarium Joins National Coalition Pledging to Fight Plastic Pollution

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Plastic bottles at Fort McHenry. Photo via National Aquarium.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is banding together with 18 other aquariums around the country to reduce plastic pollution.

National Aquarium Takes in Another Wounded Seal

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Photo via the National Aquarium

A second seal in distress has checked in at the National Aquarium’s animal rescue center in Fells Point after being found stranded in Ocean City late last month.

Phil the Rescued Harbor Seal is Starting to Feel Better

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Photo via the National Aquarium

Six weeks since he was first whisked away to Baltimore from a muddy stretch of an inland Delaware river, Phil the harbor seal is showing signs of improvement.

National Aquarium Staff Rehabbing Harbor Seal Found Stranded in Delaware

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Photo via National Aquarium

A harbor seal that now goes by Phil is being nursed back to full health at the National Aquarium after being found stranded in a river in Delaware.

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