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2014-05-20 23:01:50

Guests can buy nectar cups and hand-feed the lorikeets in walk-through aviary, open May 24-Sept. 1. A memorable 'Get-Close' experience. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Step into a lush aviary to share a laugh and a squawk with beautiful tropical birds that will sip food right out of your hands as “Lorikeets” returns as the special summer exhibit at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. “Lorikeets” will be open from May 24 through Sept. 1 outside on the Aquarium’s riverfront...

2014-05-02 23:09:05

RPT received an award for their dedicated work and cooperation in the newly opened aquarium in South Korea. Reynolds supplied their R-Cast® acrylic for multiple must-see exhibits. Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Aqua planet Ilsan is the latest aquatic masterpiece in South Korea, where a string of well-received aquariums have been opened in recent years. Reynolds Polymer has been honored to supply R-Cast® acrylic for all of the premium exhibits. At Ilsan, Reynolds Polymer...

2014-04-25 23:02:47

World Renowned Deep Sea Explorer Dr. Robert Ballard to Receive Environmental Stewardship Award Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 World-renowned deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard will receive the South Carolina Aquarium Environmental Stewardship Award on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The eighth Annual South Carolina Aquarium Conservation Gala, taking place on Liberty Square in Charleston, S.C., recognizes individuals that have worked to protect the environment and our oceans. Dr. Ballard...

2014-04-23 23:00:30

The beloved naturalist/adventurer will talk about his experiences and introduce a menagerie of live animals. Tickets are on sale now; sell-outs are expected. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Celebrated zookeeper Jack Hanna will recount his adventures in the wild while displaying a menagerie of live animal friends in two special shows on Wed., May 7 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The animal adventures will begin at 2 & 7:30 p.m. in the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater. Tickets are $50...

2014-04-22 23:07:43

This Earth Day, the National Aquarium is urging the public to consider the other 71% of the planet: water. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Earth Day isn’t just about the surfaces on which we stand. This year, the National Aquarium is urging the public to consider the other 71% of the planet: water. During the 48 days between Earth Day (April 22) and World Oceans Day (June 8), the Aquarium will be encouraging the public to make conservation pledges as part of the...

2014-04-18 23:00:15

Construction is wrapping up on the new River Otter Falls exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium. To design this dramatic habitat required experts to think like otters. Chattanooga, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 Construction workers are adding the finishing touches to River Otter Falls which will officially open on May 2nd inside the Tennessee Aquarium’s Cove Forest. This dramatically transformed habitat is the most extensive redesign in the 22-year history of Chattanooga’s top...

2014-04-17 23:11:42

RPT manufactured and installed R-Cast® acrylic for multiple exhibits at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in China, which is now the largest aquarium in the world. Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The art of engineering oceans has left a large footprint with the opening of Chimelong in Guangdong, China. The massive new facility houses seven different areas that are designed to replicate different global habitats and aquatic regions. The aquarium is said to contain a total of 12.87...

2014-04-16 23:01:25

Only a Few Days Left to See Mermaids at the South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids are inspiring and delighting visitors of all ages, but they are in the Lowcountry for only a few more days. The mermaids who are visiting from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, are swimming amongst the sea life in the Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank, including sharks, for a truly unforgettable experience through April 20, 2014. Guests who have...

2014-04-14 23:08:10

Dr. Patricia Wright will share her experiences with lemurs and with the making of the film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Dr. Patricia Wright, the trailblazing scientist featured in the new IMAX® movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” will talk about her work with these endangered primates in a special presentation on Thurs., April 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Wright, a professor of biological anthropology at Stony Brook...

2014-04-02 23:32:12

RPT manufactured R-Cast® panels for the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Utah, which is now a key attraction for aquarium enthusiasts and tourists alike. Draper, UT (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The wait for the greatly anticipated reopening of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah is finally over! Many have been looking forward to the grand opening of the aquarium since the previous location closed its doors in September. The transformation included the construction of...


Latest Aquarium Reference Libraries

Chinese Fire Belly Newt, Cynops orientalis
2013-10-07 13:41:26

The Chinese Fire Belly Newt (Cynops orientalis) is a small black newt measuring about 2.2 to 4 inches. It has bright orange aposematic coloration on the ventral sides. C. orientalis is commonly seen in pet stores where it is frequently confused with the Japanese Fire Belly Newt (C. pyrrhogaster) because of similarities in size and in coloration. It typically exhibits smoother skin and a rounder tail than the C. pyrrhogaster, and has less obvious parotoid glands. They are mildly poisonous...

Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

Queen Triggerfish, Balistes vetula
2009-07-04 15:54:13

The Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula) is a reef dwelling fish that which resides in the Atlantic Ocean. This fish is sometimes kept in marine aquariums or caught as a gamefish. This fish is rather large and may grow to be about 24 inches. It is usually brown with blue lines on its head and fins. Due to its size and aggressive nature, the Queen Triggerfish is not the best choice for a marine aquarium. However, if provided its proper environment this fish may be an exuberant fish. Five...

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2007-04-13 19:44:35

The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a schooling community fish of family Cyprinidae and the sole member of the genus Balantiocheilos. This species is not a true shark, but is commonly called a "shark" because of its torpedo-shaped body and large fins. Native Habitat The Bala shark's native habitats include streams and rivers in Southeast Asia (Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, etc.) Aquarium Care...

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2007-04-13 19:36:10

The Harlequin Rasbora is a small fish belonging to the Family Cyprinidae, subfamily Rasborinae, which was originally given the scientific name of Rasbora heteromorpha. The specific name heteromorpha, translating from the Greek as "differently shaped", alludes to the fact that the body shape of this species differs from that of other members of the genus Rasbora. As a consequence of this and assorted other factors (including the difference in breeding technique), the fish was assigned to a...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'