Although the Washington National Aquarium is closing down for good, that doesn’t mean the marine life there will be without a home. This fall, the plan is to transport the fish from the Washington National Aquarium to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Since 1932, the Washington National Aquarium has been located in the basement of the Commerce Department building. The aquarium currently houses dozens of species and hundreds of different animals. Everything from fish to salamanders will be leaving the aquarium when it shuts down and moving to Baltimore and other locations across the country. The fish are, in a way, hitting the road. It will be like a road trip.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is one of the largest in the nation, and there are currently over 16,000 animals there. With the aquarium in D.C. shutting down, visitors to the Baltimore location will soon be able to see even more for their money. The aquarium is aware that it will take time and precise care to safely transport these animals, but they hope to have the process completed by September. Although the Washington National Aquarium is shutting down, the aquarium’s board is looking for ways to continue their interests in the city.
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*Image courtesy of Maliz Ong