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VIDEO: Cool jobs: Aquarium scuba-diving

In the latest edition of our series looking at Asia’s coolest jobs, Ashleigh Nghiem speaks to Amanda Leong, who goes scuba-diving with tropical fish for a living.

She explains what it’s like to be in charge of marine life at one of the region’s biggest aquariums.

Watch more reports on Asia Business Report’s website.


New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead

Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California’s spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.

The last steelhead in the Los Angeles River was a 25-incher caught off a bridge in Glendale in 1940, two years after that stretch was paved. Today, the region’s steelhead population hovers around 500 — 10% of what it was seven decades ago.

“The good news is that steelhead are remarkably resilient if given half a chance,” Jerry Schubel, president and chief executive of the Aquarium of the


Bravo, Newport Aquarium's giant tortoise, turns 85


Newport Aquarium’s giant Galapagos tortoise celebrated his 85th birthday with a special cake from his favorite fruits and vegetables.

Bravo is the largest turtle in the Midwest at 650 pounds and turns 85-years-old on Saturday. Staffers created a birthday cake for him using watermelon, oranges, carrots, broccoli and lettuce.

The star of Newport Aquarium’s new Turtle Canyon exhibit, Bravo hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. He arrived at the United States as part of the last group of tortoises


Idaho aquarium fined in Florida wildlife case


KEY WEST, Florida — A South Florida federal judge has imposed fines and three years of probation on Idaho Aquarium in an illegal wildlife trafficking case.


Vancouver Aquarium, mayor at odds over expansion plans

The Vancouver Aquarium is currently undergoing a $100-million expansion project, which will include bigger whale and dolphin tanks once completed.

But earlier this week, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson put his weight behind a growing movement calling on the Vancouver Aquarium to stop holding whales and dolphins in captivity.

“My personal view is I’d like to see a phasing-out,” Robertson told CTV Vancouver. “But it isn’t up to me, it’s up to the park board and the aquarium to work that out.”

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation member Constance Barnes echoed Robertson’s statement, saying keeping the animals in captivity is “not acceptable.”

“It’s not


Aquarium breeds rare goby fish in

7:39pm, Sat 12 Apr 2014

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Hundreds of rare goby fish have been bred at an aquarium in Devon in what is believed to be the first instance of the species being successfully produced in captivity.

Hundreds of rare goby fish have been bred at an aquarium in Devon. Credit: PA

The colourful fish, which are covered in bright red and orange ‘leopard’ spots, were bred at Blue Reef Aquarium in


$700K Texas State Aquarium upgrade takes you deeper into Gulf as you tour

With its latest addition, the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi offers visitors a quick introduction to the Gulf of Mexico.

A new exhibit named Nearshore opened April 9 at 2710 North Shoreline Blvd. 

It’s the first area that visitors come to when they enter the aquarium, and the water level gradually deepens as they tour the popular attraction.

The $735,ooo project is the first of various planned exhibits that will provide a “fully immersive journey into diverse habitats,” Jesse Gilbert, the aquarium’s vice president and chief operating officer said in a news release.

The Nearshore exhibit portrays life at the shoreline and houses species


Aquarium Hosting Event Teaching People How to Eat Lionfish


They are being called the new kings of the Gulf of Mexico, with no known predators, until now.

Folks at the Texas State Aquarium say the beautiful, but venomous, lionfish have invaded the Gulf of Mexico, and the one predator that can help dwindle down their population in the area is us humans.

That’s why the Aquarium will host the Incredible Edible Lionfish dining event April 15 to sample and learn how to cook the fish.

“The toxins are located in the tip of those spines,”


Chinese Aquarium Opens As World's Largest

Chinese Aquarium Opens As World’s Largest


Published on Sunday, 06 April 2014 13:47

SWIM aside, SeaWorld. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom has been crowned the world’s largest aquarium by Guinness World Records.

After three years of construction, the 125-acre aquatic theme park is open for business. Located on Hengqin Island near Macao, in China’s southeastern Guangdong province, the destination is expected to accommodate millions of visitors a year.

And it’s really big: According to Guinness, the attraction snagged five world records, including largest aquarium.

It can