Crawl, Climb and Fly with Amazing Butterflies! - September 18, 2013
Virginia Beach, VA – This fall the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will host in its changing exhibits gallery an opportunity for guests to experience the life of Amazing Butterflies. This interactive family exhibit opens September 28 and promises to teach the surprising encounters butterflies face every day.
In Amazing Butterflies, guests experience the challenges of being a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly through a hands-on human maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass, and trees. Along the way, they discover the ways caterpillars move, what they eat, and how other creatures help them achieve their transformation.
Virginia Aquarium Annual Dolphin Death Rate Continues to Rise - September 17, 2013
(Virginia Beach, VA) In July, the uptick of deceased dolphins along Virginia’s coastline went from causing concern to alarm for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Since then the mortality numbers have increased – out-pacing yearly averages from the last 25 years. This past weekend, the total of deceased dolphins recovered by the Aquarium’s Stranding Response Team reached 300 for 2013. The average rate of annual recovery for the past ten years has been 65.