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2013-06-04 23:28:04

The co-owners of Portland Aquarium recently announced that all foster children would be allowed into the aquarium at no cost. Shortly after the announcement, the aquarium´s phones were flooded with calls requesting that the military be included in honor of this year´s Memorial Day holiday and the co-owners simply said“¦ “Yes.” Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 It was a regular week at Portland Aquarium when the co-owners made an announcement. They...

2013-05-13 23:03:07

Be the first to experience what´s new at the South Carolina Aquarium. Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Mark the calendar, May 25th is the big kick-off to summer at the South Carolina Aquarium. Visitors can be the first to be immersed in two new 4-D movies, experience the new Animal Care Exhibit, and get up-close to some friendly critters in our revamped hands-on experience. Explore, play, and discover at this very special kick-off to summer. What´s new? 4-D Theater...

Ocellated Ice Fish In Japanese Aquarium Has Clear Blood
2013-04-07 07:03:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An unusual species of fish caught in the Antarctic Ocean two years ago has no scales and completely transparent blood, according to experts at Japan´s Tokyo Sea Life Park. The aquarium is the only place in the world that currently has the unusual creature, which is known as the Ocellated Ice Fish, in captivity. Researchers there say that the fish has clear blood because of it lacks hemoglobin — the protein which gives...

2013-03-24 23:01:34

The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga reached a tourism milestone welcoming the 20 millionth visitor. Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) March 24, 2013 The Tennessee Aquarium is celebrating a tourism milestone and a new accolade ranking the attraction one of the best in the nation. Nicole Brooks was surprised to learn that her trip to Chattanooga would turn into a giant celebration as she became the 20 millionth guest to visit the Tennessee Aquarium. Brooks was traveling from Indianapolis, Indiana,...

2013-03-22 23:03:28

The Tennessee Aquarium is preparing to welcome its 20 millionth guest this weekend. This tourism milestone comes a little more than 20 years after Chattanooga's rebirth began with the opening of the Aquarium on the banks of the Tennessee River. Chattanooga, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Tennessee Aquarium Expects 20 Millionth Visitor This Weekend: Special Discounts Offered To Celebrate A Tourism Milestone A spring outing is about to become very memorable for someone as the Tennessee...

Invasive Giant Goldfish Found In Lake Tahoe
2013-02-22 05:12:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have paid any attention whatsoever to the news of late, you have no doubt heard of exotic animals being released back into the wild. One such situation is the invasion in the Everglades of the Burmese Python. Exotic animal enthusiasts, not fully understanding the necessary care or the full adult size of these animals, have released their creatures into the wild. Another example of this was also realized in the waters of Lake...

2012-12-23 05:01:34

CAD Lights Aquariums has created smaller systems perfect for the casual hobbyist or consumer. Port of Seattle (PRWEB) December 22, 2012 CAD Lights Aquariums proudly announces the launch of their new Starefire Mini Series. This new series of nano and pico aquariums are perfect hobbyists, casual consumers, or anyone who isn´t looking for a large reef system. The mini series are available in 4, 8, and 20-gallon tanks. The new mini series by CAD Lights Aquariums are made with the finest...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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