Host Drew visits the National Aquarium in search of dispelling the killer image and myths about Sharks. Plus, Aqua Kids producer George Stover takes viewers along on an underwater shark adventure in Nassau.
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The Aqua Kids visit the founders of the Maryland Biodiversity Project. Learn about the different varieties of living things and their importance by seeing how thousands of species are cataloged and studied.
Travel along with the Aqua Kids as they explore Assateague Island State Park, a barrier island of Maryland rich with recreational activities. The conservation of the island protects the beach, dunes and wildlife, including the famed wild horses.
The Aqua Kids go in search of Native Brook Trout in a pristine mountain stream, where that species had populated the area long before the Europeans discovered America. Brook Trout are indigenous to Eastern North America and are an important indicator species of that ecosystem.
Northern Snakeheads have invaded many parts of the United States, and pose a threat to the delicate ecosystem. Join the Aqua Kids as they search for this invasive predator and ways to restore ecological balance.
Hellbenders are the third largest salamander in the world. Travel with the Aqua Kids to a secluded area in West Virginia searching for this pre-historic creature and learn to appreciate their role in the environment.
Man-made Reef Balls have been used to create habitat for many Aquatic Creatures. Come with us to National Harbor in Washington, DC and learn how reef balls are being used in the Potomac River to provide habitat for Largemouth Bass.
Historically, the Patapsco River supported spawning runs of anadromous fish such as American and hickory shad, yellow and white perch, alewife and blueback herring. Over the past 150 years, private dams built on the Patapsco River blocked 23 miles of spawning habitat. Travel with the Aqua Kids as they participate in a Eel and Fish survey of the Patapsco prior to a scheduled Dam Removal.
The Aqua Kids travel to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to explore the biodiversity of the biofilm community living beneath the surface with the help of Maryland Sea Grant and Biologist, Adam Frederick.
The Aqua Kids travel to the Monocacy River in Frederick Maryland to
learn how biodiversity improves water quality and limits pollution.
Wood Turtles use both land and water as their habitat. Travel to West Virginia with the Aqua Kids as they discover the threats facing this endangered reptile species.
Travel to a remote location in the mountains of West Virginia to discover a unique Salamander known only to that region of the world – the Cheat Mountain Salamander. This nocturnal creature lives in one of the only Virgin Spruce Forests left in the United States.