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Corals From The Florida Reef

The National Aquarium

Corals from the Florida Reef, one of the largest reef systems in the world, are so crucial to the health of their ecosystem and its surrounding region that it’s illegal to remove or harm them. So, how did 100 Florida corals end up at the National Aquarium? Listen to learn about a special rescue project.

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.