On The Cover

TU Magazine cover spring 2020. Last Dance with Calypso. Emily Anderson Kelly forged a close bond with the National Aquarium's late beloved sea turtle.

The Feb. 2 death of Calypso, the beloved 500-pound green sea turtle who charmed visitors at her National Aquarium home for nearly 20 years, was big news in Baltimore. But it was personal for aquarist Emily Anderson Kelly ’10, ’17, who hand-fed Calypso carrots and Brussels sprouts.

“We’re all at a loss and utterly devastated,” she says. “She was my favorite animal to take care of.”

Staff photographer Lauren Castellana ’13 captured the cover image of Kelly and Calypso just three weeks before Calypso died. The University Photographers’ Association of America awarded the photo third place in Februarys General Features and Illustrations category.

Emily Anderson Kelly