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Article Archive for May 2013

Want To Try Eating Jellyfish?

May 29, 2013 – 8:30 pm |

Coming to an aquarium near you, the chance to eat jellyfish! Will you be one of our brave foodies chosen to step up to the plate and dive in? Every …

New species of Balitora fish discovered in India

May 29, 2013 – 2:58 pm |

At team of Indian freshwater scientists have found a new species of freshwater fish in one of the most biodiverse regions of the world.
The new species, which was found in  the …

8 Brilliant Ads Of The Vancouver Aquarium

May 25, 2013 – 3:52 pm |
LEFT — high tide. RIGHT — low tide. Brilliant.

Very creative and very educational ads of the Vancouver Aquarium.



Imported ornamental fish are colonised with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

May 23, 2013 – 3:34 pm |

This is not a surprise, given that many ornamental fish exporters routinely use prophylactic medicines prior to shipping out fishes. Tetracycline and triple sulfa are the most commonly used antibiotics …

Rapid drop in Lake Malawi’s water levels drives down fish stocks

May 23, 2013 – 1:42 pm |
Nguwo village committee chairman Ibrahim Kachinga on the shores of Lake Malawi. For the past five years the committee has been educating residents about the need to protect the lake. Photograph: Mabvuto Banda/IPS

Lloyd Phiri, a fisherman from Senga Bay on Lake Malawi‘s shores in Malawi’s central region, knows that the lake’s water levels are dropping. He can see it in his catch, …

Kaua‘i bettas do well at Golden State show

May 22, 2013 – 3:17 pm |

PUHI — Bettas from Liz Hahn captured eight first-place awards, including a Best in Variety and Best in Show, at the Golden State Betta Show in California on May 11.
The …

Hundreds of goldfish found in Parleys Creek Utah

May 19, 2013 – 3:07 pm |

SUGAR HOUSE — The discovery of hundreds of goldfish in Parleys Creek has wildlife officials worried about the larger trend of people releasing aquarium fish into the wild, and the …

High & Dry: 8 Amazing Abandoned Aquariums with Video

May 18, 2013 – 3:24 pm | One Comment | 
8 abandoned aquariums

Recreating the sea on land is no easy task, especially when a stable and viable marine ecosystem is the crux of the plan. When things go wrong, however, the life …

New Deep-Sea Fish Species Found in Antarctica

May 17, 2013 – 12:27 pm |

To catch Antarctic toothfish, you must bait your hook with Peruvian squid and cast it into the depths of the Ross Sea. This is what a team of Ukrainians did …

Strange New Blind Cave Fish Discovered

May 12, 2013 – 1:49 pm |
Barrow Cave Gudgeon (Milyeringa justitia)

A new species of blind cave fish, the Barrow Cave Gudgeon (Milyeringa justitia), has been discovered by a collaborative team of scientists from the South Australian Museum, the Museum & …

25watt LEDs to Be Showcased in an Upcoming Evolution LED Fixture

May 12, 2013 – 10:33 am |
Evolution LED 25 Watt Emitter

With loads of aquarium lighting companies jumping on the latest and greatest single-digit watt LEDs, Evolution LED is pulling out all of the stops and going for the gusto with …

Lakes poisoned to wipe out the silver invaders

May 12, 2013 – 10:23 am |
The topmouth gudgeon can dominate waterways and compete with native fish and mammals for food Photo: Foto Natura

Topmouth gudgeon, a species that originated in China and Japan, have been found in 32 locations around the country.

The fish, which are just three inches long, can dominate waterways and …

Mitras LED bar provides full spectrum photons in linear fashion

May 11, 2013 – 12:09 pm |
The Mitras full spectrum LED bar

The Mitras full spectrum LED bar is a just announced lighting product from GHL which will deliver Mitras-like light color and intensity customization in a striplight package. Not to be …

National Aquarium in Washington DC Closing In September

May 11, 2013 – 11:59 am |
The National Aquarium Washington DC

The National Aquarium closing has been announced for September 30 in Washington, D. C. The US Commerce Department headquarters, which houses the aquarium, is in the process of renovations, which …