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Image 1 - Engineers Help Improve Flow Of Visitors In Georgia Aquarium's New Dolphin Exhibit
2011-11-15 04:03:10

[ Watch the Video ] More than 1,800 visitors can move smoothly through the Georgia Aquarium's new AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit, entering and leaving through the same set of doors. Their experience is not by accident though -- before the exhibit opened, logistics experts at the Georgia Institute of Technology carefully studied how guests would move and recommended ways to improve their experiences while minimizing congestion. "We offered Georgia Aquarium leaders accurate predictions on...

2011-11-10 14:30:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http:// http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Every year, over 20 million seahorses are taken from their habitats to be used for medicinal and commercial use. This past weekend, the John G. Shedd Aquarium hosted âœThe Husbandry, Management and...

Fish Become More Aggressive In Reduced Environments
2011-09-22 08:10:22

  An angry glare from the family goldfish might not be the result of a missed meal, but a too-humble abode. Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean, a study from Case Western Reserve University has found. Ornamental fishes across the U.S. might be at risk, all 182.9 million of them. "The welfare of aquarium fishes may not seem important, but with that many of them in captivity, they become a big deal," said Ronald Oldfield, an instructor of biology at Case Western Reserve. Why,...

Image 1 - Is 'Coral-Safe' The New 'Organic' Of The Sea?
2011-09-20 10:41:37

  Captive breeding could transform the saltwater aquarium trade and save coral reefs Marine biologists at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute are developing means to efficiently breed saltwater aquarium fish, seahorses, plankton and invertebrates in captivity in order to preserve the biologically rich ecosystems of the world's coral reefs. These scientists believe their efforts, and those of colleagues around the world, could help shift much of the $1...

2011-09-02 11:00:00

Whether the companyâs cash rewards program is a good fit for most aquarists remains to be seen. However, the launching of Salty Supplyâs website may prove to have perfect timing, some economists say. Maitand, Florida (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 For most aquarist, buying ocean reef crystals, vitamin forted flaked foods, and other marine aquarium supplies is about as good as it gets, but thanks to a new marine aquarium supply website, itâs now possible to...

2011-08-09 12:04:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of entertainment and cultural destinations, is pleased to announce that its Grand Aquarium project has been a sensation at Ocean Park, Hong Kong. PGAV served as lead designer of this state-of-the-art aquatic attraction. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/CG49655) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/CG15121LOGO-b) The Grand Aquarium is the centerpiece of...

2011-07-18 07:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Aquarium of the Bay launched a multi-prong effort to address the "Perils of Plastics," through a new temporary exhibition as well as major organizational changes to combat the global issue. The Aquarium's effort includes: A temporary multi-media exhibition entitled "The Perils of Plastics" which combines whimsical features with hard-hitting facts and a strong do-it-yourself element to raise awareness and personal action The removal...

2011-07-05 15:52:00

MYSTIC, Conn., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy underscored his continuing commitment to tourism Tuesday during a visit to Mystic Aquarium, the state's leading non-casino attraction. Malloy said tourism is an economic engine for the state and noted early signs of success resulting from the state's $2.6 million "Quick Start" Tourism Marketing Campaign. Mystic Aquarium is a lead partner in the campaign and had just witnessed a 19% jump in attendance over the same July 4...


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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