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Smithsonian's National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit Closes

June 26, 2014

We love invertebrates – animals without backbones – from the prickly, squiggly and heebie-jeebie-inducing to the colorful, intricately evolved and delicate. Above and below sea level, they make up over 95 percent of Earth’s species. The title of this blog features a fish, but invertebrate sightings – cuttlefish, octopuses, corals, worms, nudibranchs – are often the highlights of our dives. Last week, when the news arrived that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit was closing, we were shocked and saddened. … Read more Smithsonian’s National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit Closes