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2014-03-09 23:02:37

Portland Aquarium will be closed for remodeling from March 10-14. On March 15, a fun 7-7-7-7 Grand Reopening Special will begin and last for seven days. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Borrowing from the Hebrew symbol meaning “complete”, Portland Aquarium is poised to celebrate its next phase of remodels with a special 7-7-7-7 for guests. For the first time since opening, Portland Aquarium will be closed from March 10th-14th. On March 15, they will reopen and roll out several...

2014-03-08 23:01:17

The biologist/environmentalist/author will offer his unique and challenging perspectives on ocean conservation – and on the state of the environmental sciences in general. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Hear a unique and challenging perspective on ocean conservation – and on the state of the environmental sciences in general – from “renegade naturalist” Dr. Daniel Botkin in a special lecture on Mon., March 10 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Botkin is a scientist...

2014-03-04 23:28:44

Company builds aquariums with an edible twist on Kickstarter. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 AquaSprouts™, an aquaponics design company, announced the start of their Kickstarter campaign to fund the AquaSprouts Garden. The AquaSprouts Garden is an affordable countertop aquaponic system that combines nature, functionality, and beauty in a new way. What sets the AquaSprouts Garden apart from other aquaponic units is its compatibility with a standard aquarium and its modern design....

2014-03-04 23:01:44

SeaQuatic Aquariums Announces Complimentary Quotes on Custom Rectangle Aquarium Designs (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 SeaQuatic Aquariums was founded on the principles of dedication to customer service, meticulous attention to detail, and the relentless pursuit of developing superior products. As a part of this mission, SeaQuatic Aquariums is pleased to offer a complimentary consultation on Custom Rectangle aquariums. No other company offers the level of technical expertise that SeaQuatic...

2014-03-02 23:00:17

SeaQuatic Aquariums Announces Complimentary Quotes on Custom Wave Bow Aquariums (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 SeaQuatic Aquariums was founded on the principles of dedication to customer service, meticulous attention to detail, and the relentless pursuit of developing superior products. As a part of this mission, SeaQuatic Aquariums is pleased to offer a complimentary consultation on Custom Wave Bow aquariums. No other company offers the level of technical expertise that SeaQuatic Aquariums...

2014-02-21 23:25:35

South Bay staple Aquatic Fantasy in Redondo Beach, CA gets an update with a new location and website showcasing their extensive selection of saltwater fish and corals. Redondo Beach, Ca (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Aquatic Fantasy, a well-known saltwater aquarium supply store in Redondo Beach, CA, recently celebrated the grand opening of a new storefront location and the launch of a new companion website. The new location, just five doors down from the space that Aquatic Fantasy occupied...

2014-01-30 23:01:57

Grant supports the Structured School Program, which the Aquarium provides to teachers and students of South Carolina free of charge. Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently gave a grant totaling $20,000 to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. The grant is part of the Foundation’s commitment to give back to the local community and will help fund the South...

Researchers Count Thousands Of Fish Using A Glass Of Water
2014-01-16 15:08:16

University of Washington A mere glass full of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank, among the 10 largest aquariums in the world, is all scientists really needed to identify the Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphinfish and most of the other 13,000 fish swimming there. Researchers also for the first time used DNA from water samples to discern which of the species were most plentiful in the tank. Being able to determine the relative abundance of fish species in a...

2014-01-09 23:02:30

“Canvases for Conservation” to debut at the South Carolina Aquarium January 17. Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey is partnering with the South Carolina Aquarium to display a complete range of his artwork in Canvases for Conservation, an art installation opening January 17, 2014. The South Carolina Aquarium is honored to be the first aquarium to feature a large collection of Guy Harvey’s artwork. Canvases for...

2014-01-08 23:04:31

Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Today’s 10Best.com, is pleased to announce the return of Winter Family Days, when two children are admitted free with each full-priced adult ticket. This family-favorite offer will be available from Jan. 8 through Feb. 28, 2014, during which time the aquarium will open one hour early at 9 a.m. every Saturday and holiday weekend. Newport, KY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country...


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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