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Friday, November 28, 2008

Just a trim | David  buttonLink

Just a trim

Whenever you visit one of our touching exhibits with sting rays, you are sure to hear about how we trim the the stingers on our rays. Here is how it is done.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

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Keith

Let talk about our good friend, Keith the nurse shark who lives in Shark Lagoon.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

New babies have arrived! | David  buttonLink

New babies have arrived!

Not long ago, one of our aquarists noticed that one of the Banggai cardinal fish in the coral reef exhibit on the first floor has not been eating for a while. We became increasingly concerned until we noticed that the little Banggai cardinal had a mouth full of babies!

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Big Mouths, Huge Appetites | David  buttonLink

Big Mouths, Huge Appetites

Snappers are some of my favorite fish at the Aquarium. They can typically become quite large, are hydrodynamically shaped and are well adapted for predatory life. They are always enthusiastic when it comes to chow time which makes them a delight to feed. Many snappers are brilliantly colored with reds, blues, and yellows.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Would you like soup with that? | David  buttonLink

Would you like soup with that?

In this entry, I am going to share with you some of the things I learned about live foods and their upkeep.

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Everybody, lets welcome Ginger Bling! | David  buttonLink

Everybody, lets welcome Ginger Bling!

Shark Lagoon welcomed a new resident late last year—a sandbar shark! Her name is Ginger Bling and, let me tell you, she is one gorgeous fishy!

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Egg identification | David  buttonLink

Egg identification

Everyday, the sharks at Shark Lagoon lay lots of eggs. This time, I am going to give y’all a break down of all the different kinds of eggs you can expect to see at Shark Lagoon.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Tangs versus algae | David  buttonLink

Tangs versus algae

Lots of colorful, vertically-compressed fish are swimming around Shark Lagoon, nibbling on the walls. The sharks can be touched but not these little fish. Trust me, you would not want to touch them anyway. They are called tangs and they live in Shark Lagoon because they are on a mission to control the algae.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Acclimation | David  buttonLink

Acclimation

Water quality is very important to an aquatic animal. A sudden shift in water quality can make a fish or any aquatic animal very uncomfortable. This is where the process of acclimation comes in. All animals entering a new environment must be acclimated to ensure a successful transition.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Quarantine part 2 | David  buttonLink

Quarantine part 2

Remember the part in the movie Finding Nemo when the gramma freaked out when Nemo told them that he was from the ocean? Then the cleaner shrimp cleaned Nemo and all was well? If only disinfecting fish were that simple in real life! Though cleaner shrimps do help with cleaning their fellow aquarium inhabitants, they are not miracle workers. That is where we as aquarists come in. We must quarantine and medicate new arrivals to ensure their health and the health of the overall fish community they will be living with.

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