A Blue View, hosted by National Aquarium CEO John Racanelli. From the smallest plants and animals invisible to the human eye to entire ecosystems, every living thing depends on and is intricately linked by water.
The ocean floor is often thought of as a continuation of the land, a featureless sandy plain stretching across the sea to another shore thousands of miles away. Yet, this could hardly be further from the truth.
Kids are curious, and want to soak up all the knowledge they can about our natural world. Yet the approach one needs to take in order to effectively communicate about the environment is very different depending on the age.
Coral reefs are amazingly diverse ecosystems, serving as essential breeding, nursery, and feeding grounds for countless species. Wetlands, too, are thriving environments, teeming with life and serving as stops for millions of migratory birds.