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American alligators can grow up to 15ft long...right now ours are only 30-35inches!

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 7:04 PM
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Check out how our Animal Health team gave William T. Kensington III, a six-foot long Darwin carpet python, an MRI scan! 🐍
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 12:27 AM
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Hagfish are known for being slimy and unsightly, but we think they’re special, savvy deep-sea dwellers! Learn more about them in our link. #HagfishDay
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 7:17 PM
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Raven, the loggerhead sea turtle, is ready for release in North Carolina today!

Raven is part of the Loggerhead Head Start Program. Our staff cares for an endangered loggerhead for a year and then releases it alongside other turtles from partner aquariums. 🐢

Read more about Raven’s year at the Aquarium in our link!
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 7:10 PM
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From their rostrums, to their fins, sawfish are incredibly unique!
Continue your celebration of #IntlSawfishDay by learning more about these endangered elasmobranchs in our link!
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 7:10 PM
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Our Animal of the Week is the golden lion tamarin! These monkeys are critically endangered due to habitat loss and the Aquarium partners with institutions helping to grow wild populations.
Read more about these tamarins and learn how you can help in our link!
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 3:25 PM
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F is for...frogfish!

From the brightly spotted clown frogfish to the spine-covered hairy frogfish, these lumpy, bumpy fish feature an eclectic set of colors and other adornments. #OceansAtoZ

W, X, Y...not learn more about frogfish in our link!
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 12:45 AM
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ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the tawny frogmouth! Learn more about these birds in our link.
Posted: Oct 14, 2017 2:49 PM
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Orioles and Ravens aren't just the names of Baltimore sports teams. Both birds are actually local, native species!
In honor of #BaltimoreBirdsDay, learn more about our hometown birds in our link!
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 3:26 PM
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All clownfish are born male. As they mature, they pair-off with another clownfish, and the dominant individual becomes a female! #FactFriday
“The sea lives in every one of us.” -- Robert Wyland 📸: @franni.g
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 2:45 PM
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It's #NationalFarmersDay! Support farmers this fall with our guide to autumnal produce at your local farmers market in our link. 🍎
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 1:05 AM
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October is #NationalSeafoodMonth, which is the perfect time to become acquainted with aquaculture! Get started in our link.
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 2:59 PM
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Our cephalopod celebration continues with #CephalopodAwarenessDays! Check out the predatory prowess of cephalopods in our link. 🐙
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 1:02 AM
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Our Animal of the Week is the tawny frogmouth! This bird's coloring mimics tree bark, so it can blend in with its woodland environment. Learn more about them in our link!
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 2:56 PM
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F is for...frogfish!
From the brightly spotted clown frogfish to the spine-covered hairy frogfish, these lumpy, bumpy fish feature an eclectic set of colors and other adornments. #OceansAtoZ

W, X, Y...not learn more about frogfish in our link!
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 12:50 AM
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ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the dwarf caiman!
Posted: Oct 8, 2017 2:55 PM
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It's #WorldOctopusDay! 🐙 We're celebrating these cephalopods with some of our favorite facts in our link!
The weekend is a great time to get lost in a book! 📚 Check out some of our Read to Reef favorites in our link.
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 7:03 PM
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Cephalapods have not always had the ability to produce ink! This adaptation now provides them with a unique means of protection. 🐙 #CephalopodWeek
Learn more about when and why cephalopods use ink in our link!
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 3:10 PM
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You can tell the age of a diamondback terrapin by counting the number of rings on its scutes – the bony plates on its shell. #FactFriday 🐢