Aquarium Teaches Orphaned Pup 'How to Be an Otter'


Aquarium recognized for green practices

The National Aquarium in Baltimore was recently given the Green/Sustainable Tourism Award by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development. The award recognizes practices that include waste reduction, recycling, energy and water conservation and cost savings. The aquarium uses rainwater for irrigation, a green roof to decrease stormwater runoff and an innovative filtration system that reduces exhibit water changes, saving 600,000 gallons of seawater annually.


Audubon Aquarium welcomes newest resident from North Carolina

Most of us agree that moving can often be one of the most daunting tasks in our lives.

Packing, lifting and driving are just some of the reasons moving can be so difficult. But for a tiger shark making her way to New Orleans, all that was done for her.

Members of the Audubon Aquarium recently embarked in the process of moving the 3-year-old sand tiger shark from North Carolina. “Caroline’s” journey to The Big Easy began as soon as she was placed in a 900-gallon transport trailer.

It took two


NPA says it will reverse aquarium cetacean breeding decision

The Non-Partisan Association says it will reverse the Vancouver Aquarium’s decision on cetacean breeding.

With the NPA’s newfound majority in the Vancouver Park Board, newly elected member Sarah Kirby-Yung tells CTV News that it will allow the breeding of whales in captivity at the city’s facility.

The news is the latest development in the political battle over the ethics of keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity in the City of Glass.

In August, the Vancouver Aquarium launched a legal challenge over the park board’s attempt to stop cetacean breeding at the city’s top tourist attraction.


Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Elgin Military Museum Win Tourism Industry Award of Excellence for Innovator of the Year

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is happy to announce the winners of the Tourism Industry Award of Excellence for Innovator of the Year: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Elgin Military Museum!

Accepting the award in the large business category, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is Toronto’s newest attraction in over 20 years. Showcasing 16,000 marine animals and open all year round, it is Canada’s largest indoor aquarium and houses the largest collection of sharks in North America. In its first seven months of operation, the aquarium welcomed over 1.5 million visitors —


SC Aquarium to send rescued sea turtle to California

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A loggerhead sea turtle rescued off New Jersey and cared for in South Carolina is heading to California.

The South Carolina Aquarium announced that the sea turtle named Jersey will be flying to California next week to its new home at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego.

The 80-pound turtle can never be returned to the wild because its rear flippers are damaged. It was missing part of one flipper and the other was essentially paralyzed.

Jersey was found in September of last year at the Oyster Creek


Chicago's Shedd Aquarium cares for orphaned otter

CHICAGO (AP) — The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has acquired a sea otter pup that was found alone on a California beach.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports ( ) the aquarium said the weeks-old female otter arrived in Chicago last week after being cared for at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, for the first four weeks of her life. She was just days old and weighed 2 pounds when a passerby found her.

Animal care experts and veterinarians are teaching her to groom and feed herself. She’s also learning to regulate


The Celestial Aquarium

Thursday’s full moon is known as the Beaver Moon or the Frosty Moon. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise. Friday and Saturday the moon is with Taurus, the bull’s red eye Aldebaran high to the left and the Pleiades star cluster higher still. Monday night look for the moon near the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux.
    Mercury is at the tail end of its best pre-dawn appearance of the year. The innermost planet rises


Military personnel can visit aquarium for free


Explore St. Lucie County Aquarium in the dark

Ever wonder what happens when the aquarium lights go dark?

You can find out Nov. 14 at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit in the St. Lucie County Aquarium on South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce. The program, which begins at 6 p.m., gives visitors a chance to have pizza with Smithsonian staff and hear a brief presentation before exploring the tanks with flashlights.

Aquarium After Dark is recommended for adults and children ages 5 and up. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children (and $2 less for aquarium members).

A second Aquarium After Dark program is scheduled for Dec.