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Squeeze Another Month From Summer in Virginia Beach

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

While northern beaches cool down after Labor Day, the party is still going down South with another month worth of family fun at the beach. Here are the top 10 attractions for kids and their parents.

Sleep Underwater in Baltimore

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Visitors to the city almost always find their way to the Inner Harbor to stroll, dine and cruise along the waterfront. Recently, two innovative programs at the Inner Harbor have made it possible to explore the waterfront in a whole new way -- by spending the night under the water.

Aquariums and Marine Animal Rescue

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Stephen M. Coan

When a marine animal is stranded on a beach or struggling in the ocean, the first reaction most people have is to call their police or fire station. Often these municipalities then call the local aquarium.

NYC Aquarium Rebounds After Sandy

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Aquarium has cherished its big-city setting by the sea for half a century. But the ocean that is the aquarium's lifebloo...

Penguins Playing With iPads, Need We Say More?

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

Penguins are just like people. They wear tuxedos. They play with iPads. Actually, that's pretty much where the similarities end, but isn't that enough...

Astoria Characters: The Boy From the South

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Owen McKagen a strapping young "yes, ma'am" gentleman of the South who looks as though he stepped out of a Tennessee Williams play, has a bright idea to create an aquaponic device the size of a microwave that has an aquarium on the bottom and a garden on the top.

Now That's A Hotel View

Posted 12.13.2012 | Travel

A new set of hotel suites is turning the phrase "sleeping with the fishes" on its head. Located on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore, 11 ne...

Scuba Diving Santas Frolic With Sardines

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

This Christmas season, Santa Claus has taken the plunge, swimming with schools of fish in South Korea. At the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, divers clad ...

Real Life Mermaids?

Posted 09.22.2012 | Weird News

Mermaids: Once merely myths that enervated little girls' fantasies and haunted sailors dreams, these legendary aquatic creatures are being brought to ...

PHOTOS: 2 Surprising Cities In California

Jenny Block | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Jenny Block

As someone who grew up on the East Coast and who now lives in Texas, California has basically meant two things, Los Angeles and San Francisco proper. But I recently had reason to visit two lesser-known destinations, which turned out to offer far more than I ever expected.

Magical Crocheted Sea Jellies

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Few natural creatures have the ethereal grace of sea jellies, which float with weightless ease and an otherworldly glow. Those gelatinous bells that b...

Labor Department Fires Warning Shot At Animal Entertainment Industry

David Kirby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.

Creative Spaces: Where the Wild Things Should Be

Rana Florida | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

Ron L. Kagan made international headlines when he voluntarily decided to relocate the Detroit Zoo's elephants to a better home, a sanctuary in California. How exotic animals experience life in captivity is determined by the home that zoos give them. Here are some of the things that make this experience much better for animals.

9 Reasons To Visit Baltimore This Spring

George Hobica | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

If you haven't been around here lately, you're in for a surprise. From the superbly classic to the brand spanking new, here are a few good reasons to fly in this spring.

Sunday With the Sea Lions

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Every now and then, they would roll over to scratch an itch, and then return to lying there serenely with their eyes closed. Those sea lions, I thought, had the right idea about how to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

WATCH: Light-Up Jellyfish Take Over Aquarium!

Posted 02.26.2012 | Arts

A recent installation at the Vancouver Aquarium from Tangible Intervention and artist Joseph Wu brings the wildlife outside of their constructed habit...

PHOTOS: The Top 10 Hotel Aquariums

Shermans Travel | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We've seen our fair share of unique hotel design elements, but the sheer number and grandiosity of on-property hotel aquariums took us by surprise.

Boys Meet a Beluga in Mystic

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 10.08.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

I'm gently squishing the top of a 1,400 pound Beluga whale's head.

Catch Your Own Fish At Japanese Chain Restaurant

Posted 08.01.2011 | Home

It sounds like a pretty smart business plan -- customers are always concerned about how fresh their seafood is, so why not just allow them to fish for...

The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Robert Wintner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Wintner

Maui County Council again challenged the largest wildlife exporter in Hawaii Friday, with a new law requiring humane treatment of reef fish captured for the aquarium trade.

Humans' Love Affair With Beluga Whales- Are We Smothering Them?

Cynthia Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Powell

Isolating belugas from humans isn't the answer. Redirecting boat traffic, reducing ocean pollutants and keeping spare change in your pocket - simple stuff like that can save beluga lives.

WATCH: Dolphin Tries To Escape From Its Tank

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a scene reminiscent of "Free Willy," a trained dolphin leaped from its tank in a Japanese aquarium during a performance in a dramatic escape attemp...

A Requiem For The Pursuit Of Knowledge

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

It was because of Dawn's life-long devotion to trying to understand the animals with which we share our planet that thousands of families were able to get close to these marvelous creatures.

SeaWorld Killing: Park Now Faces A Major Public Relations Challenge

AP | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Under The Sea At The Japanese Aquarium (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If HuffPost Green had a "moment of zen" feature, this would definitely qualify. Check out these delightfully peaceful and enchanting fish at the Okina...