Posts Tagged 'Pacific Coral Reef'

Animal Update – November 1

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Yellow Tangs in our Pacific Coral Reef exhibit!

Several yellow tangs were recently introduced into our Pacific Coral Reef  exhibit!

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Did you know? These fish are like little lawnmowers – they spend large portions of their day picking at rocks, quickly devouring any threads of algae.

Yellow tangs are a species of surgeonfish. Like the rest of their “family,” these tangs live in tropical habitats (ranging from the Hawaiian Islands to the coast of Florida).

national aquarium yellow tang

Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!

Experience the Wonders of Our Pacific Reef Right From Your Computer!

We are excited to announce our partnership with Discovery Communications in launching Animal Planet L!VE, a new digital video experience bringing live feeds of animals straight to your home computer, mobile device, or connected TV!

The Pacific Reef Cam gives unfiltered, round-the-clock access to the mesmerizing world of our Pacific Coral Reef exhibit in Baltimore!

yellow tangs

Yellow tangs are just one species of fish you’ll see swimming in our Pacific Coral Reef exhibit!

Home to more than 60 species, this vibrant exhibit shows viewers the complex system of a true living coral reef. Brightly colored tangs and clownfish dart through the water as hermit crabs and snails move slowly along the sea floor.

The hope in offering this live feed is to both share the beauty of these fragile ecosystems and inspire others to help protect them!

Animal Updates – June 15

Between our Baltimore and Washington, DC, venues, more than 17,500 animals representing 900 species call the National Aquarium home. There are constant changes, additions, and more going on behind the scenes that our guests may not notice during their visit. We want to share these fun updates with our community so we’re bringing them to you in our weekly Animal Update posts!

Check our blog every Friday to find out what’s going on… here’s what’s new this week!

New Coral 

We’ve added a number of new corals to our Pacific Coral Reef and Occupying exhibits. These corals include yellow sun polyps, green and purple star polyps and bright orange mushrooms!

Sun polyp

Orange mushroom

Purple star polyps

Green star polyp

Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!


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