The National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., has officially closed its doors, a move the staff has known about since May but nonetheless found difficult to bear. The facility's 2,500 animals representing more than 250 species will be relocated across the country. "It's sad," said curator Jay Bradley, who has worked at the aquarium for 15 years. "We've put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this place."

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