Clearwaterand#x2019;s new aquarium to focus on animalsand#x2019; return to ocean, not shows

— Don’t expect to see Winter the dolphin or her companion Hope jumping through the air or squeaking for a stadium full of fans like their Hollywood forerunner, Flipper.

There will be no animal shows or even bleachers, for that matter, in the redesigned aquatic center that Clearwater Marine Aquarium hopes to build downtown.

Despite the fame of the “Dolphin Tale” star, aquarium officials have made it

Source: http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/clearwaters-new-aquarium-to-focus-on-animals-return-to-ocean-not-shows-20140831/

Aquarium takes board to court over bylaw that would ban whales, dolphins

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board’s attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises at the popular tourist attraction.

The aquarium’s request for a judicial review, filed Wednesday, is the latest development in an ongoing and highly contentious debate in the city over the ethics of keeping cetaceans in captivity.

The board passed a motion last month that, among other things, would prohibit the breeding of cetaceans in Vancouver parks unless the animals are considered a threatened species. The board stopped short of banning captive cetaceans altogether, which some critics had

Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/aquarium-takes-board-to-court-over-bylaw-that-would-ban-whales-dolphins-1.1979303

Vancouver Aquarium seeks judicial review in fight against cetacean bylaws

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board’s attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises at the popular tourist attraction.

The aquarium’s request for a judicial review, filed Wednesday, is the latest development in an ongoing and highly contentious debate in the city over the ethics of keeping cetaceans in captivity.

The board passed a motion last month that, among other things, would prohibit the breeding of cetaceans in Vancouver parks unless the animals are considered a threatened species. The board stopped short of banning captive cetaceans altogether, which

Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/vancouver-aquarium-seeks-judicial-review-fight-against-cetacean-175736965.html

Minnesota Aquarium Trades Kevin Love Octopus Name To Cleveland Aquarium

Minnesota Aquarium Trades Kevin Love Octopus Name To Cleveland Aquarium

Kevin Love

Kevin LoveKevin Love isn’t the only Kevin Love to be traded to Cleveland.

The NBA star finally got his wish to get out of Minnesota when he was officially sent to the Cavaliers over the weekend as part of a three-team blockbuster trade. But that’s old news. Now, aquariums trading the name rights to an octopus named “K-Love” is all anybody’s talking about — well, a handful of people, at least.

The SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

Source: http://nesn.com/2014/08/minnesota-aquarium-trades-kevin-love-octopus-name-to-cleveland-aquarium/

Clearwater Aquarium unveils streamlined plans

BY JOSH BOATWRIGHT

— When Clearwater Marine Aquarium officials said they would cut costs significantly for a new downtown facility originally estimated at $160 million, they really meant it.

The price tag for final plans released Friday is $68 million for an attraction that will bring visitors behind the scenes of the aquarium’s marine rehab program made famous in the family film Dolphin Tale.

Aquarium Software PIPs Competitors to the Post

DUBLIN, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Insolvency industry reports astonishing speed of new technology application launch

Aquarium Software has reacted with incredible speed to a recent development in the Irish personal insolvency sector by unveiling integration with the Regulator in a matter of days. The Aquarium technology platform will now allow users to seamlessly import personal insolvency cases into their case management system at the click of a mouse, saving practitioners (PIPs) a massive amount of time and money, and allowing them to focus on dealing with customers’ queries, and generating new business.

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Source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/aquarium-software-pips-competitors-post-072500343.html

China fishes for growth with world's largest aquarium

A giant 63-metre blue whale shark statue towers over the world’s largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

Hengqin island is just across the Pearl River from Shenzhen, the boom town on the border with Hong Kong that was designated a Special Economic Zone 35 years ago.

At the time Shenzhen was a fishing village. Now foreign investment and a freer capitalist economy have turned it into an export powerhouse with a population of

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/china-fishes-growth-worlds-largest-aquarium-050228210.html

Aquarium design

An aquarium is a beautiful living centrepiece for almost any room. But aquariums accommodate more than just fish. Decorating an aquarium creates a more attractive view for owners and their guests. Want an aquarium in your home or office? Here are steps to take

Acrylic fish tank

They come in a number of different sizes, shapes, and styles. If you are unable to find the acrylic fish tank of your dreams for the home or office, get custom designed ones. These are nice as they are designed by you, in conjunction with the fish tank manufacturer. While most custom fish tanks

Source: http://www.punchng.com/spice/interior-design/aquarium-design/

Atlanta Highway Sign Misspells City's Famous Aquarium

Take a look at the brand-new exit sign on Atlanta’s most well-known road, the Downtown Connector.

It looks normal at first, marked exits for Williams Street, World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, and … hmmm … that’s not how you spell aquarium.

 The Department Of Transportation is already in the process of addressing the mistake. The extra ‘i’ was the fault of the sign maker, DOT spokesperson Natalie Dale told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying, “We are aware. Vanna, we’d like to return a vowel.”

She added that the

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/atlanta-highway-sign-misspells-city-s-famous-aquarium-214546256.html

Georgia Aquarium sign misspelled

A new road sign on Atlanta’s highest-profile road, the Downtown Connector, for one of the state’s highest-profile tourist destinations, the Georgia Aquarium, reads: “Aquairium.”

“We are aware,” said DOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale.

The sign is less than a week old, Dale said, and it should be fixed by Thursday rush hour.

DOT’s plans spelled it correctly, Dale said, so the fishy spelling is a mistake by the sign-making company, not DOT. That means taxpayers don’t have to shell out to send it back and get a new sign.

She explained: “Vanna, we’d like to return a vowel…”

Any such change on an interstate is a

Source: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/georgia-aquarium-sign-misspelled/ng2dR/