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Aquarium celebrating Star-Spangled Spectacular

BALTIMORE – The National Aquarium is offering a lot for you and your family to do during the Star-Spangled Spectacular.

Today the team held a welcome ceremony for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s exploration vessel, The Okeanos Explorer.

RELATED: Star-Spangled Spectacular events

The boat will be docked at National Aquarium’s Pier 4 and open to visitors throughout the week. On Friday, they will host the last Star-Spangled Friday night.

After 5 p.m. on Friday all guests can get in for $18.12. This Friday there is also a special Star-Spangled themed scavenger hunt and animal encounters.

All weekend long outside the aquarium there

Source: http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/national-aquarium-celebrating-star-spangled-spectacular

Florida Aquarium receives $1M donation

— The Florida Aquarium received a $1.1 million donation on Monday from one of its long-time supporters.

Tom Hall, chairman of the Tampa-based public relations firm Tucker/Hall and of Hall Equity Corporation, has championed the aquarium since 1986, years before the center opened its doors in 1995.

His donation helps the aquarium continue its mission of education, rescue and research.

Hall’s $1.1 million donation

Source: http://tbo.com/news/crime/1m-donation-will-help-florida-aquarium-with-animal-coral-work-20140908/

Vancouver Aquarium meets Science World in planned Surrey ecology centre

SURREY — As a child, the only technology Gary Oliver had was a black-and-white TV.

He recalls faithfully watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom as a youngster, inspiring him to spend his life studying, rescuing and working with animals. And he hopes the technology of today will inspire children to do the same.

Oliver, who started both Cinemazoo and the Urban Safari Rescue Society, is in the early planning stages for a high-tech ecology centre he hopes will be located in Surrey.

Think Vancouver Aquarium meets Science World.

“Kids today are losing touch with what’s happening with the world around them. They’re into their

Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Vancouver+Aquarium+meets+Science+World+planned+Surrey/10181270/story.html

‘Dolphin’s Tale’ Aquarium Scraps Plans to Make Its Stars Perform

Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to the tailless dolphin star Winter, appears to be returning to its original mission of “rescue, rehabilitation, and release,” canceling plans to host dolphin shows in a brand-new stadium.

Clearwater Aquarium chief executive David Yates made the announcement earlier this week when discussing plans for the facility’s multimillion-dollar expansion in downtown Clearwater. The new facility was to include a large dolphin stadium to show off its three dolphins: Nicolas, Hope, and, of course, Winter.

But the aquarium has scrapped the dolphin stadium plan, saving the company nearly

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/dolphins-tale-aquarium-scraps-plans-stars-perform-202236134.html

'Dolphin Tale' aquarium plans to drop animal shows

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the “Dolphin Tale” movies.

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was the location of the 2011 “Dolphin Tale” movie, inspired by the real-life rescue and rehabilitation of Winter the dolphin, which was fitted with a prosthetic tail. A sequel scheduled to hit theaters this month focuses on another dolphin calf named Hope rescued in 2010.

Aquarium officials say rehabilitation and marine rescues, not entertainment, will be the focus of the new $68

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/dolphin-tale-aquarium-plans-drop-animal-shows-010348827.html

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— 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/