A Blue View

A Blue View
11:44 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

More Than Meets the Eye - 7/8/14

Take a walk on your local shoreline and you might be lucky enough to spot a blue heron fishing for its next meal or sand crabs disappearing back into the sand after being exposed by a crashing wave.  But while these creatures might be the ones to catch your attention, many of our watershed’s more overlooked inhabitants are playing an equally critical role in maintaining this complex ecosystem.

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A Blue View
6:13 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

From Backyard to Bay: The Impact of Planting Native Plants - 7/1/14

The colorful Black-Eyed Susan and the sweet-smelling magnolia are just two of the many stunning flowers and trees native to the Chesapeake Bay region.

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A Blue View
5:28 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Survival Skills of the Elusive Giant Squid - 6/24/14

Its eye is the size of your head. It lives more than 3,000 feet deep in oceans around the world and is 30 feet long, yet it lacks a backbone. With eight arms and two tentacles, it is the origin of the myth of the Kraken.

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A Blue View
11:41 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Reducing Your Footprint While Enjoying the Shore - 6/17/14

The Chesapeake Bay is a playground in the summer, with people using this amazing natural resource for fishing, boating, even simply enjoying a relaxing day on the beach along its shores.

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A Blue View
7:30 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Unusual Fish Dads - 6/10/14

Seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish are among the most flamboyant fish in the ocean.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Mapping the Seafloor - 6/3/14

Oceanography and seafloor mapping have been headline news recently in the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. One of the many challenges of finding the missing plane was the fact that the ocean floor has been dark, deep and remote for all of time.

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A Blue View
10:53 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Bob Talbot: Redefining Ocean Conservation - 5/27/14

Marine photographer, videographer and environmentalist Bob Talbot has been working in and around the ocean since he was a young man living along the California coastline.

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A Blue View
8:41 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Go With the Flow - 5/20/14

Go with the flow. For some people this is a life philosophy; for oceanographers, it describes the very dynamics of our global ocean.

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A Blue View
9:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Cleaning Up Critical Habitats - 5/13/14

Most of us probably believe that we do a pretty good job of picking up after ourselves, but the reality is that trash does in fact make its way into our streets, our communities, or shores, and our waterways. To help critical habitats in the Chesapeake Bay area, the National Aquarium's Conservation Team regularly hosts cleanups where Aquarium staff and volunteers pick up what others left behind.

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A Blue View
6:56 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Raising a Child with the Environment in Mind - 5/6/14

For many parents, raising a child to appreciate the natural world is a priority. And the good news is that the cultivation of this environmental awareness can start from a very early age.

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