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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...

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...

2012-08-03 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,...

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2012-07-09 06:59:16

A baby male beluga whale, discovered by a pair of Alaskan fishermen after it got separated from its mother shortly after its birth, remains under 24-hour care as marine mammal specialists from throughout the country continue to help nurse the newborn back to health. Staff members at the Alaska SeaLife Center research and rehabilitation center in Seward, Alaska -- where the calf is currently recovering -- told Mark Thiessen of the Associated Press (AP) that the whale is doing well....

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...

2011-08-09 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...

2011-07-06 10:00:00

ATLANTA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover the mysterious life of dolphins with two Georgia Aquarium Packages offered at the Atlanta Marriott Downtown. The downtown Atlanta hotel is located two blocks from the attraction and is providing the packages until September 6, 2011. The Georgia Aquarium features more than 100,000 animals from 500 different species in more than eight million gallons of water. The recently opened show, AT&T Dolphin Tales, is a must-see theatrical...

2011-06-22 12:23:00

ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold its monthly luncheon on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/CL60927LOGO ) Registration for the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with a noon luncheon and program. Scott Higley, VP-marketing and communications for the Georgia Aquarium, will take guests on a deep dive into...

2011-04-04 10:00:00

ATLANTA, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Connect with life under the sea when you stay at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and spend a day at the Georgia Aquarium. The Atlanta, GA, hotel has partnered with the Georgia Aquarium to provide guests with two exclusive packages that offer a look into the life of dolphins and other sea creatures. The Georgia Aquarium features more than 100,000 animals from 500 different species in eight million gallons of water and is only five blocks from the Atlanta...

2011-04-01 06:24:00

ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Aquarium is proud to announce the debut of the much-anticipated AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and show on Saturday, April 2. Dedicated to inspiring memorable connections between humans and dolphins, AT&T Dolphin Tales strives to create a greater understanding of these magnificent animals and to develop a lasting legacy for the conservation of dolphins and other marine mammals. "The new gallery and show is an important addition and...


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