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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...

2014-04-01 23:29:43

Keeping outside summer ponds clear of mosquito larva, clear and active does not take harmful chemicals. A firm like Florida Pond Management can help you convert a stagnant body of standing water into a show piece with fountains and fish, without insect larva and odorless in a few easy steps. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 After years of research Florida Pond Management announces a new program designed to control mosquitoes in backyard ponds without chemicals. Thomas R. Reich PhD...

2014-03-27 23:01:44

Researcher to offer insights into these "unicorns of the sea" and the purpose of their long spiraling tusks. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 It’s only natural that Dr. Martin Nweeia, a dentist in Sharon, CT, has an interest in teeth. But he has a particular interest in a tooth of note: the long single spiraling tusk of the mysterious, almost mythical narwhal. One of the top narwhal researchers in the country, Nweeia will share what he has learned about “the unicorns of...

2014-03-26 23:01:59

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" tells the story of Earth’s most endangered primates. The film's charismatic stars nearly leap off giant screen into audiences' hearts. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 IMAX® and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” will open on Fri., April 4 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, this spectacular giant-screen...

2014-03-26 23:01:22

SeaQuatic Aquariums Announces Complimentary Consultation on Custom Bubble Aquariums (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 SeaQuatic Aquariums, founded on the principles of dedication to customer service, is pleased to offer a complimentary consultation on Custom bubble shape aquariums. Prospective clients interested in learning more about custom bubble aquariums, are encouraged to contact SeaQuatic Aquariums today, in order to learn more. About SeaQuatic Aquariums SeaQuatic Aquariums is the premier...

2014-03-22 23:04:32

Florida Pond Management of Orlando Florida developed a method of using mosquito fish as well as common aquarium fish like: guppies, swordtails, mollies and white cloud mountain minnows, to control mosquitoes in backyard and community ponds and released the methods at the Global Pet Expo this week. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Florida Pond Management and Aquarium Fish Advisor were key players in the recent Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida. The topic under discussion at the...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.