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National Aquarium and Constellation Sign Innovative 25-Year Electricity Supply Agreement Supporting Renewable Power in …


The National Aquarium and Constellation today announced a 25-year competitive electricity supply agreement that will help the Aquarium better manage energy costs and encourage the development of renewable power in Maryland.

As part of the agreement, Constellation will fund, construct and operate a 4.3-megawatt (DC) grid-connected solar generation project in Cambridge, Md., developed with OneEnergy Renewables. Scheduled for completion in March 2015, the system is designed to generate an estimated 5.8 million


ECHO Vermont Aquarium and Science Center Selects FirstLight Fiber for Premium IP Services

ALBANY, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 21, 2014) – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, an award-winning LEED-certified facility in Burlington, VT, has chosen FirstLight’s Internet service to support the company’s growing network infrastructure needs. 

As a non-profit aquarium and science center accommodating up to 150,000 visitors each year and host for a variety of events including corporate gatherings, weddings, and camps for children, ECHO required a communications provider that could offer scalable, reliable Internet connectivity. With FirstLight’s Internet service,


NOAA, Vancouver Aquarium document killer whales using drone

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 17 (UPI) – In partnership with marine biologists from the Vancouver Aquarium, scientists with NOAA Fisheries were able to capture remarkable bird’s-eye video of a pod of killer whales — the first time a drone has been used to document orcas in the wild.

The photos and videos were taken using a camera strapped to a custom-built hexacopter named Moblyare. The footage features of a family group of Northern Resident killer whales of British Columbia swimming in the brisk turquoise waters off the coast of Canada. The filmed group included a two-year-old calf and a young-of-the-year.



Clearwater Marine Aquarium launches campaign to save near-extinct dolphin species

CLEARWATER — Looking to capitalize on the fame of dolphins Winter and Hope, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Friday launched a campaign to save a near-extinct dolphin species.

The aquarium is spearheading an effort to save the Vaquita, a rare species of porpoise that lives in the northern part of the Gulf of California. The estimated number of Vaquita dropped below 100 this year, putting it in imminent danger of extinction. It is considered the most endangered dolphin species in the world, according to conservation experts.

The Clearwater aquarium is encouraging fans of Winter and Hope to go to the aquarium’s website,


Ballard, Mystic Aquarium part ways after 15 years

Mystic – Titanic discover Robert Ballard has ended his 15-year relationship with Mystic Aquarium, which has featured exhibits of his discoveries of ancient wrecks including PT-109 and the famed Titanic, as well as live remote broadcasts of his expeditions.

Ballard said Monday that his work with his Ocean Exploration Trust, coupled with that at the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island, both of which he heads, is taking up much of his time.

“I couldn’t keep this many irons in the fire. I had to make some decisions,” he said.

Ballard said


Vancouver Park Board defends breeding ban at city aquarium

The Vancouver Park Board acted reasonably and within its authority when it banned the breeding of captive cetaceans at the city aquarium, it says in court documents.

In its response to a lawsuit filed by the aquarium in B.C. Supreme Court, the board says it made a reasonable decision with a valid municipal purpose. It calls the aquarium’s suit premature, because the resolution and clauses that were passed have not been finalized.

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Members of The Florida Aquarium’s fundraising arm will travel to Havana next week for meetings with the National Aquarium of Cuba just as the Cuban institution is expressing interest in a research partnership with a U.S. aquarium.

The Florida Aquarium Foundation in Tampa isn’t saying whether it hopes to be that partner or who will be traveling.

“This is an educational mission,” said Tom Hall, foundation chairman, who will


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A visitor pauses at the entrance to the new Scheels All Sports in Billings, Montana. The custom-designed aquarium that greets shoppers is 43 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 13 feet tall.



Greater Cleveland Aquarium updates the ‘Ohio Lakes & Rivers’ exhibit


To many of us, Lake Erie has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember.  Edgewater Beach, Mentor Headlands and Huntington Beach are just a few of the local beaches that surround our community. As Clevelanders, we understand that Lake Erie is unique among the Great Lakes.

Lake Erie’s shallow waters and location result in the highest primary production, biological diversity and fish production of all the Great Lakes.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Ohio Lakes and Rivers gallery recently went under renovation to make the exhibit bigger and better than