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2014-08-05 08:40:14

TripAdvisor Community of Millions Names Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska #1 Zoo in the World and U.S. NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice(TM) awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe. In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S....

2014-07-23 23:16:19

Zoos and Aquariums Set to Receive More than $200,000 in Awards Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 30 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants. Supported through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family...

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...

2013-09-27 23:00:39

Charleston Day School students raise more than $10,000 through Read-a-thon. (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Thirty-two third graders from Charleston Day School raised their voices together as they read aloud the mock check for $10,195.38 to support the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. The gift, presented on Friday September 27, 2013, represents the largest one-time donation from a school and will provide food to turtle patients in the Aquarium’s care for one full year....

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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....

2011-04-20 00:00:30

One year later, America's leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Silver Spring, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 One year later, America's leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "Many zoos and aquariums have animal rescue and rehabilitation programs in place, and their trained personnel and...

2009-06-11 13:29:00

The Bay Institute's Acquisition Transforms Financially Successful Aquarium of the Bay Into a Nonprofit Center for Science, Education and Conservation for San Francisco Bay SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute today announced the successful culmination of its four-year effort to acquire Aquarium of the Bay, the first step towards transforming the financially successful Aquarium into a self-supporting, nonprofit center for education, science and conservation of the San...

2009-04-22 05:00:00

$3 million pledged to marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and research ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Aquarium's Dolphin Conservation Field Station (GAI-DCFS) opened today in Marineland, FL just outside St. Augustine, FL, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Georgia Aquarium benefactor, Bernie Marcus and Marineland of Florida owner, Jim Jacoby. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/CL03038) The conservation field station includes research and veterinary...

2008-12-02 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing to open three major exhibits in Spring 2009, Aquarium of the Bay is expanding its husbandry department, which is responsible for animal care and field research programs. Through its recent hire of Keith Herbert as Senior Aquarist and Michael Grassmann as Aquarist 2, the Aquarium is ramping up to accommodate new Moon Jellies and Giant Pacific Octopus exhibits, as well as an innovative climate change exhibit which will bring land-dwelling...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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