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Whale Sharks Studied Using Metabolomics
2012-11-17 05:56:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The metabolite homarine is a useful indicator of the health status of whale sharks, according to new research from experts at the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Alistair Dove, the Director of Research & Conservation at Georgia Aquarium and an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, and colleagues, discovered that the concentration of homarine in the serum was a major difference between...

2012-10-19 11:23:46

RHINELANDER, Wis., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Kohen, Director of Drs. Foster & Smith's LiveAquaria.com, was awarded the prestigious title of "2012 Aquarist of the Year" by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) at this year's national MACNA conference in late September. The MASNA award recognizes individuals for their sustained and outstanding contributions to the marine aquarium hobby. For Kevin Kohen, who's been keeping aquariums since the age of 6,...

Beluga Whale Import Request Draws Ire Of Animal Rights Activists
2012-10-10 12:45:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An Atlanta-based aquarium is drawing criticism from animal rights advocates for their plans to import 18 beluga whales captured off the eastern coast of Russia. The Georgia Aquarium--acting on behalf of several other marine life centers--has applied for a federal permit to import Arctic beluga whales, claiming that they need the creatures so that they can breed them in captivity, study them, and educate the public about the...

2012-09-05 02:28:28

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the release of Disney--Pixar's "Finding Nemo" 3D in theaters Friday, Sept. 14, Petco, a national leader in promoting responsible pet care and ownership, is launching an education campaign to help families and pet parents understand the extra effort and investment required to properly care for saltwater fish like Nemo, compared to freshwater fish. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120905/LA67483-INFO) Tips for caring for freshwater...

2012-08-15 23:03:40

After Months of Rehabilitation, a Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Get a Second Chance Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Join us this Thursday, August 16, 2012 to wish two sea turtles luck on their return to the open ocean. Pier, a juvenile loggerhead who suffered a shark attack, and Grover, a juvenile green, will be released at 3 p.m. sharp at Beachwalker County Park on Kiawah Island, SC. This release is being held in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural...

2012-08-03 23:01:41

Young being reared behind the scenes; will find homes in Monterey, other aquariums. (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 The Monterey Bay Aquarium animal care team and a nurturing weedy sea dragon dad have achieved a milestone reached by only four other aquariums in North America: the birth of a brood of sea dragon babies. More than 80 of the inch-long fish — Australian relatives of the seahorse — began hatching on July 22. The father, who carried the eggs in a brood pouch under his tail,...

2012-07-06 23:02:07

OCReef.com, Aquarium Supplies Store, introduces a new line of "Do It Yourself" DIY LED Aquarium Lights, to give fish hobbyists the most advanced products, without breaking the bank. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 OCReef.com, the leading online retailer for aquarium supplies and led aquarium lighting, introduces high performance "Do It Yourself" DIY LED Aquarium Light systems for aquariums with LEDs by CREE. These light systems will provide a balanced spectrum for photosynthetic...

2012-06-28 23:01:59

Fluval Aquarium Filtration Systems, manufactured by RC Hagen Industries, supplies high performance systems for in-home aquariums to Filtersfast.com. Superior water quality and recirculation are crucial components that Fluval emphasizes for the survival of aquatic pets and plants. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer for air filters and water filters, introduces high performance systems for aquariums by Fluval. Engineered to deliver superior water...

2012-05-28 23:03:27

Aquarius LED Grow Lights from Hydro Grow offer a modern solution to HID lights for coral grown indoors in a tank environment. (PRWEB) May 27, 2012 Whether in an upscale plastic surgery office in Beverly Hills or a Veterinarian´s office in the country, you´ve likely seen beautiful coral growing in an elaborate tank with colorful fish and little creatures scurrying about the sand floor. As a child my sister and I would glue our faces against the glass when seeing such a site, but...

2012-05-21 10:21:26

First study of its kind finds aquarium tropical fish imports to the U.S. often misreported BRISTOL, R.I., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the popularity of marine aquariums rises, so does the demand for wildlife inhabiting them. Most aquarium fish are harvested from their natural habitats - primarily coral reefs - and imported into the United States by the millions annually. After a detailed review of import records for marine tropical fish entering the United States...


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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