CONNECT Magazine May 2010

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CONNECT is our monthly magazine for members. You'll find feature articles and member news - including exhibit openings and important conservation achievements.

Measuring Green House Gas Emissions in Pacific Northwest Zoos and Aquariums

Partnerships in Polar Bear Conservation Research (Members Only)

Using Shared Values to Protect the Blue Planet (Members Only)

Reducing Climate Impacts on Wildlife (Members Only)

On The Cover

The National Aquarium's North Atlantic Sea Cliffs exhibit is home to three species of alcids: Atlantic puffins, black guillemots and razorbills. This three year-old puffin was hatched on 24 June 2006, the first since the exhibit opened in 1981. She continues to live alongside her parents in the Aquarium's thriving alcid colony.

The exhibit recently reopened after a two-month renovation project. The North Atlantic coast was recreated with fabricated mussels, barnacles, kelp and rockweed, many molded from actual specimens obtained from coastal Maine. Additional functional improvements were made to the haul-out areas, nesting ledges and nest boxes.

©George Grall, National Aquarium

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