Good Morning from Little Torch Key. Excited to tour the Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge today.

I might be a marine biologist, but I love goats, so I’m just gonna leave this winner here. #goats #zoo #AnimalKingdom

Our rehab turtles celebrated Purple Friday with some Ravens themed enrichment. Can you spot Blade in the photo? #purplefriday #ravens #nationalaquarium #animalrescue

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Turtle Tuesday: After months filled with surgeries, physical therapy and lots of TLC, we’re happy to report that our sea turtle patient Blade is ready for release! 

Click here to learn more about Blade’s story and our Animal Rescue program. 

Here’s the full update on Blade - we’re happy the announce that we’re currently planning his release!

You can help us prepare for cold-stun turtle season by donating items from our National Aquarium Animal Rescue wishlist on Amazon. As a non-profit, we greatly appreciate in-kind donations of needed items such as medical and husbandry supplies, enrichment items, and even equipment such as carts. Check out our list here and sort the page by priority (highest to lowest) to see the most critically needed items. As little as $3 can go a long way. The featured item this week is 2x2 gauze sponges, which are one of the most widely used medical supplies.   You can help us prepare for cold-stun turtle season by donating items from our National Aquarium Animal Rescue wishlist on Amazon. As a non-profit, we greatly appreciate in-kind donations of needed items such as medical and husbandry supplies, enrichment items, and even equipment such as carts. Check out our list here and sort the page by priority (highest to lowest) to see the most critically needed items. As little as $3 can go a long way. The featured item this week is 2x2 gauze sponges, which are one of the most widely used medical supplies.  

You can help us prepare for cold-stun turtle season by donating items from our National Aquarium Animal Rescue wishlist on Amazon. As a non-profit, we greatly appreciate in-kind donations of needed items such as medical and husbandry supplies, enrichment items, and even equipment such as carts. Check out our list here and sort the page by priority (highest to lowest) to see the most critically needed items. As little as $3 can go a long way. The featured item this week is 2x2 gauze sponges, which are one of the most widely used medical supplies.  

Blade was pretty feisty for his medical exam this morning - a trait that we like to see in rehab turtles. Blade continues to impress our animal care staff with his tenacious spirit and spunk.

Blade and Cougar are now sharing our largest rehab pool. They decided to ride the current together after lunch. #animalrescue

It was one year ago this week that our nationalaquarium Animal Rescue team admitted Portsmouth to rehabilitation from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Portsmouth was treated for ingesting not one, but two fishing hooks and was eventually released at Sandbridge, VA on October 20, 2013. Portsmouth was outfitted with a satellite transmitter and spent most of the winter off the coast of Georgia and Florida, which is common for loggerheads of this age class. As you can see from the map above, Portsmouth returned to the Chesapeake Bay in June! While we haven’t received a recent signal from the satellite tag, we presume Portsmouth is continuing to enjoy a crab-tastic feast in the lower Chesapeake Bay. It was one year ago this week that our nationalaquarium Animal Rescue team admitted Portsmouth to rehabilitation from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Portsmouth was treated for ingesting not one, but two fishing hooks and was eventually released at Sandbridge, VA on October 20, 2013. Portsmouth was outfitted with a satellite transmitter and spent most of the winter off the coast of Georgia and Florida, which is common for loggerheads of this age class. As you can see from the map above, Portsmouth returned to the Chesapeake Bay in June! While we haven’t received a recent signal from the satellite tag, we presume Portsmouth is continuing to enjoy a crab-tastic feast in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

It was one year ago this week that our nationalaquarium Animal Rescue team admitted Portsmouth to rehabilitation from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Portsmouth was treated for ingesting not one, but two fishing hooks and was eventually released at Sandbridge, VA on October 20, 2013. Portsmouth was outfitted with a satellite transmitter and spent most of the winter off the coast of Georgia and Florida, which is common for loggerheads of this age class. As you can see from the map above, Portsmouth returned to the Chesapeake Bay in June! While we haven’t received a recent signal from the satellite tag, we presume Portsmouth is continuing to enjoy a crab-tastic feast in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

Iceman has been released! Good luck little turtle!

Welcome to Assateague, Iceman!