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

Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vancouver-aquarium-mayor-at-odds-over-expansion-plans-1.1773651

Aquarium breeds rare goby fish in

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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

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-04-12/aquarium-breeds-hundreds-of-rare-goby-fish-in-species-first/

$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

Source: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/700K-Texas-State-Aquarium-upgrade-takes-you-5392422.php

Aquarium Hosting Event Teaching People How to Eat Lionfish

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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,”

Source: http://www.kiiitv.com/story/25196684/aquarium-hosting-event-teaching-people-how-to-eat-lionfish

Chinese Aquarium Opens As World's Largest


Chinese Aquarium Opens As World’s Largest

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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

Source: http://www.malaysiandigest.com/world/495942-chinese-aquarium-opens-as-world-s-largest.html

Chinese aquarium opens as world's largest

(Photo: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom)Swim aside, Sea World. 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 also boast bragging rights for largest underwater viewing dome, largest aquarium

Source: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/compass/chinese-aquarium-opens-as-world-s-largest-214856767.html

New England Aquarium's leader steps down


BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive and president of the New England Aquarium announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after overseeing a nine-year period of growth in exhibits, research and conservation initiatives.

Bud Ris will step down in May and be replaced by Nigella Hillgarth, the executive director of UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps, part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Since coming to the Boston aquarium in 2005, Ris has helped raise $43 million to rebuild infrastructure, enhance

Source: http://feeds.boston.com/c/35022/f/646951/s/38e83564/sc/14/l/0L0Sboston0N0Cnews0Clocal0Cmassachusetts0C20A140C0A40C0A20Cnew0Eengland0Eaquarium0Eleader0Esteps0Edown0C6PghvZYI3ymWlaIJcgBXIO0Cstory0Bhtml/story01.htm

New England Aquarium's leader steps down


BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive and president of the New England Aquarium announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after overseeing a nine-year period of growth in exhibits, research and conservation initiatives.

Bud Ris will step down in May and be replaced by Nigella Hillgarth, the executive director of UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps, part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Since coming to the Boston aquarium in 2005, Ris has helped raise $43 million to rebuild infrastructure, enhance

Source: http://feeds.boston.com/c/35022/f/646951/s/38e83564/sc/14/l/0L0Sboston0N0Cnews0Clocal0Cmassachusetts0C20A140C0A40C0A20Cnew0Eengland0Eaquarium0Eleader0Esteps0Edown0C6PghvZYI3ymWlaIJcgBXIO0Cstory0Bhtml/story01.htm

National Aquarium Interview

It may still seem like winter outside, but the Baltimore National Aquarium is gearing up for spring time! Today we have some special visitors with us in the studio, and we have Kate, Christine, and Liz from the national aquarium is here to introduce us!

Source: http://fox43.com/2014/03/31/national-aquarium-interview/

National Aquarium Interview

It may still seem like winter outside, but the Baltimore National Aquarium is gearing up for spring time! Today we have some special visitors with us in the studio, and we have Kate, Christine, and Liz from the national aquarium is here to introduce us!

Source: http://fox43.com/2014/03/31/national-aquarium-interview/