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Underwater Masterpieces: Nudibranchs (Rebroadcast) - 4/26/16

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What animals do you think exhibit the most kaleidoscopic variety of colors and patterns, in the wildest diversity of forms in the animal kingdom? Tropical birds? Rainforest frogs?

Well, move over, toucans; and hop aside, poison-dart frogs. Because the prize for the most flamboyant group of animals out there has to go to the 3,000 species that make up the sub-class called nudibranchs.  

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.