Lucky octopus finds photography job at a New Zealand aquarium

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There’s an unusual photographer working for Auckland’s Sea Land Aquarium. His name is Rambo, and we doubt he personally manages the $2 per shot he earns taking pictures of tourists. That’s because Rambo is an octopus — a very smart one who learned how to press the shutter after three tries. “That’s faster


3,000 Goldfish! Dumped Aquarium Pets Multiply in Lake

They multiply like … fish! Apparently, a handful of goldfish dumped into a lake in Boulder, Colorado, just three years ago have reproduced and now number in the thousands.

The explosion of these exotic fish, which are not native to anywhere in North America, has biologists worried and trying to figure out options for the animals’ removal.

“Based on their size, it looks like they’re 3-year-olds, which were probably produced from a small handful of fish that were illegally introduced into the lake,” Ben Swigle, a fish biologist at the Colorado


Ripley's Aquarium of Canada's Spot the Sea Turtle predicts the NCAA March Madness championship game winner

TORONTO, April 6, 2015 /CNW/ – The NCAA March Madness championship game is finally here! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach are going flipper to flipper as their clairvoyant creatures make their game predictions. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada’s resident sea turtle, Spot, decided that the Wisconsin Badgers would take home the win this year. After Spot’s correct Super Bowl prediction in January will she be two for two?

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Aquarium by David Vann review – exploring the depths of a dark past

Much like the dark and perplexing debut that made his name, Legend of a Suicide, David Vann’s fifth novel, Aquarium, feels like a soft thing lined with blood: a small, resolutely inward-looking book, full of ornate sentences, with a darkness that frequently makes you want to squint and flinch as you turn the pages.

The aquarium of its title is the one where its central character, 12-year-old Caitlin, gazes at fish after school, often joined by a mysterious old man. Or is it? As our narrator, Caitlin sees everything as an aquarium, from the rainy


It's hammerhead time at the Shark Reef Aquarium in Las Vegas

Cue the “Jaws” music. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay has two new sharks swimming around the 1.3-million-gallon Shipwreck exhibit. Meet the two new scalloped hammerheads, former Hawaiians retrieved from “a sustainable and healthy population” there.

The Shark Reef Aquarium became one of three aquariums in the United States that house the scalloped hammerheads, one of two varieties of this type of shark lurking in the depths there. The aquarium says that “other populations of scalloped hammerheads were listed as an endangered species in 2014.”

These bad boys can grow up to 14-feet long and weigh in at


Florida Aquarium residents celebrate birthday

“We are now what everybody dreamed we would be 20 years ago,” aquarium CEO Thom Stork declared recently. Attendance topped 750,000 last year, Stork said — helping the attraction at Port Tampa Bay meet its financial goals.


1 lonely tuna is last fish in massive aquarium


Eager crowds help reopen aquarium

The first public dive at the renovated Toledo Zoo aquarium fascinates watchers. The grand opening weekend activities continue through Sunday at the aquarium, which now boasts about four times as much water as it previously had.

Tokyo aquarium baffled by mystery fish deaths

Workers at a Tokyo aquarium are scratching their heads after the deaths of dozens of fish that have left just one lonely tuna roaming a once-flourishing tank.

The park on Tuesday found the second last fish floating dead in its vast doughnut-shaped enclosure that was once home to nearly 160 fish and among the venue’s most popular attractions, said a spokesman for Tokyo Sea Life Park.

“We have had the tuna tank since the aquarium opened in 1989 but never experienced this kind of mass-dying,” he told AFP on Wednesday.

“We are studying


Aquarium in City Museum passes inspection, to remain open, say operators

ST. LOUIS • The World Aquarium has passed a federal re-inspection, after a series of violations for poor sanitation, murky water and unfed animals, operators said.

The nonprofit facility, inside downtown’s popular City Museum, announced Saturday that “all previous non-compliant inspections items” were corrected and that the aquarium would remain “open for business” at least through the summer. Its president said he expected to open in a new location sometime after Labor Day.

Amanda Owens, an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, revisited on Friday, according to the aquarium’s statement.

The aquarium houses more than 40 mammals, and hundreds of fish, birds,