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2014-06-10 20:20:54

Shedd Aquarium working with GREMM and its scientific collaborators to support research and conservation of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence Seaway QUEBEC CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium, a world class leader in animal care and conservation research, and Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific research of beluga whales, today signed a memorandum of...

Hearing Tested In Bristol Bay Beluga Whale Population
2014-05-15 03:52:01

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The ocean is an increasingly industrialized space. Shipping, fishing, and recreational vessels, oil and gas exploration and other human activities all increase noise levels in the ocean and make it more difficult for marine mammals to hear and potentially diminish their range of hearing. “Hearing is the main way marine mammals find their way around the ocean,” said Aran Mooney, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). It’s...

2014-01-16 16:21:20

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovateus Solar LLC, a worldwide installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, installed the solar systems at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to launch the first phase of the institution's clean-energy initiative. The solar firm was an integral part of an energy construction project headed by global energy management company Schneider Electric. The project consisted of the rooftop installation of 913 photovoltaic solar panels on...

2014-01-09 12:23:00

Shedd Takes Learning about Invasive Species and the Great Lakes Online CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shedd Aquarium, a leader in Great Lakes conservation and education, deepens its commitment to Great Lakes conservation, unveiling two new digital resources: a first-of-its-kind online STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum called Asian Carp Exploration and a series of video vignettes titled "High Stakes of the Great Lakes". Shedd...

Conservationists Reflect On Four Decades Of Endangered Species Act
2013-12-28 07:50:03

[ Watch the Video: Endangered Species Act Turns 40 ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the landmark piece of legislation designed to protect critically imperiled creatures from extinction in the US due to economic growth and development. According to National Geographic, the law has helped recover more than 30 species and prevented the extinction of 99 percent of all species it was designed to...

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...

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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....

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...


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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