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Knock Knock Who's There - How does the The National Aquarium stay afloat?

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore’s inner harbor is home to more than 20,000 animals– in air, water and on land. So, what does it take to keep the place afloat?

Hint: The staff deals with lots of poop on a daily basis. And food, of course. You’ll meet the diver who pilots the ‘Cadillac of all pressure washers,’ learn why it really is the early bird that catches the worm and hear about the diet regimen of dozens of divas that call the National Aquarium their home … in habitats that range from coral reef  to tropical rainforest.

Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'
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