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Video: Boston’s Aquarium giant tank is a renovated marvel

June 30, 2013 – 10:39 am |

Old fish, new fish take in their swank harborside home
The divers carefully lowered themselves into the tank and swam slowly for a few minutes, giving the sharks time to relax …

How a naked female scientist tries to tame belugas in the freezing Arctic

June 29, 2013 – 1:58 pm |
Breathtaking: the scientist uses yoga techniques to hold her breath for up to ten minutes at a time ask she frolics with the whales, Nilma and Matrena

Braving sub-zero temperatures, she has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment. Natalia Avseenko, 36, was …

Sharkfin or Longfin Boomerang Discus

June 28, 2013 – 3:23 pm |
Longfin Boomerang Discus at the Aquarama 2013. Photo: Cüneyt Birol

A few months ago we presented the Sharkfin Discus to the world in our Dutch news blog. At that time the breeder was just showing his first samples to the …

Fire in south Charlotte shopping center damages fish store

June 26, 2013 – 12:30 am |

Fire damaged a store in a south Charlotte shopping center early Wednesday.
The blaze began just after 5 a.m. in Nemo’s Reef, an exotic fish store, off Sardis Road North near …

Foreigners hooked by Miss Kerala unregulated export threat to biodiversity

June 25, 2013 – 9:59 am |

Scientists have warned that the ongoing unregulated trade in ornamental fish can seriously affect the biodiversity of the state. The warning has been issued in a scientific paper titled ‘Uncovering …

Could TROPICAL FISH hold the key to multiple sclerosis? Transparent zebrafish give insight into how nerves work

June 25, 2013 – 9:42 am |
The Zebrafish, Danio rerio

Zebrafish offer vital insights into the disease that occurs when the nerve sheath, myelin, breaks down.

Myelin is critical for allowing nerve impulses to be transmitted enabling people to walk, …

Ecoxotic Unveils New Cannon 100W LED Floodlight

June 23, 2013 – 8:10 am |

Ecoxotic has gone back to the drawing boards and have released a new, and drastically different, version of their popular Cannon LED pendants. This new light, called the Cannon 100W …

New Killifish Species from Cameroon

June 22, 2013 – 9:32 am | One Comment | 
New Central African killifish described as Aphyosemion pamaense. Image: © Rudolf Pohlmann, courtesy | Creative Commons

A strikingly handsome new species of killifish from the Pama River, a small tributary of the Nyong River flowing into the Gulf of Guinea in Central Africa’s Republic of Cameroon …

ATM (Tanked) responds to the Coney Island Shark Drama

June 21, 2013 – 8:58 am | One Comment | 
Brett Raymer and Wayde King of ATM

Yesterday the people of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) responded to the article, we placed here earlier about a dead and a wounded shark at Applebee’s Aquarium in Coney Island. Some …

Putting Flesh On the Bones of Ancient Fish: Synchrotron X-Rays Reconstruct Soft Tissue On 380-Million-Year-Old Fish

June 19, 2013 – 6:31 pm |

Swedish, Australian and French researchers present for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armoured fish discovered in north-west Australia. This research will help scientists to …

One shark is dead, another is wounded at new Applebee’s aquarium in Coney Island

June 18, 2013 – 12:12 pm | 2 Comments | 
Applebee's new 26-ton shark tank where a Blacktip shark was bounced Friday for eating three Lookdown fish.

In a new Applebee restaurant in Coney Island, death seems to be on the menu.
When the restaurant opened in Monday, a Blacktip shark named Zane needed to be taken …

Buckeye Field Supply Announces New 3-Probe Inline TDS Meter

June 18, 2013 – 9:41 am |

Buckeye Field Supply has just announced the availability of a 3-probe inline TDS meter for reverse osmsis equipment, called the HM Digital TRM-1. While the industry has been full of …

Hapless fish tank thief is catch of the day: Criminal was caught when he went back to pet shop to buy goldfish to put in it

June 18, 2013 – 9:25 am |
Theft: Staff at pets at Home in Wakefield became suspicious when the thief returned to the store

A hapless thief who stole a £50 fish tank from a pet store was caught when he returned to the same shop to buy goldfish to put in it.
Nigel Ball, …

New York Aquarium Reopens After Hurricane Sandy

June 17, 2013 – 3:13 pm |
New York Aquarium by David Shankbone - Wikimedia

The New York Aquarium re-opened for the first time, this week, after closing its doors due to the floods from Hurricane Sandy, back in October of this year.
Back then, I …