Animals & Pets

The Eyes Have It – Underwater Photography of Wildlife

Posted September 19, 2014 by Howie Grapek

As a seasoned master diver and snap-happy underwater explorer, I am constantly trying to capture all of the unique creatures and beautiful environments with my camera. All safe divers know that we must “plan our dive” and “dive our plan”. This includes depth planning, air consumption, what we will be exploring, hand signals and communication […]

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Animals & Pets

Healthy Aquariums Through Simple Water Changes And Easy Maintenance

Posted July 29, 2014 by Len Rapoport

At the age of seven, my uncle who kept and bred tropical fish gave me my first fish tank.  I loved my aquarium which was at the side of my bed. At the age of ten,  I traveled to Manhattan by bus and train from Coney Island, Brooklyn to the tropical fish stores on Nassau […]

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Marine Life

Shark Alert – Blacktip Reef Sharks Seen at Baltimore Maryland Inner Harbor

Posted August 10, 2013 by John Soule

Just in time for Shark Week, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has unveiled its spectacular new 13,500 square foot, 260,000-Gallon Coral Reef Ecosystem featuring Blacktip Reef Sharks, 700 Marine Animals, 3,000 Pieces of Coral and a 518 Pound Sea Turtle.

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Animals & Pets

National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program – Dolphin Count 2013

Posted July 15, 2013 by John Soule

Annual dolphin counts help marine mammal specialists capture a snapshot look at dolphin populations, reproduction rates and ocean health. Looking at the population numbers over the years can help to determine the health of the coastal ecosystem as well as the abundance of prey.

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Food & Cooking

The Maryland Blue Crab – A Local Treasure In Troubled Waters

Posted November 14, 2012 by John Soule

  s the lobster is to Maine, the Blue Crab is to Maryland.  The reason the Blue Crab is such a treasure to Maryland is not just for the special flavor and the way they are prepared, but also for the fact that more than one-third of the United State’s catch of Blue Crabs come from […]

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Animals & Pets

The Importance Of Dolphin Counting, With Knowing Comes Caring

Posted July 24, 2012 by John Soule

Spending the day at the beach can mean a lot of sights and sounds for those of every age.  And for those familiar with mid-Atlantic beaches, know that part of the excitement of being at the beach is scanning the waters just offshore for a glimpse of passing marine life.  It often starts with someone pointing at […]

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