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Friday, January 11, 2008

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Live Coral

Every public aquarium must have a live coral exhibit because that is the epitome of aquaria. Nothing is more beautiful or more difficult to maintain than a coral reef aquarium. Thanks to Amy I was able to find out about the upkeep of the live coral exhibit.

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Volunteering | Fish | Sharks

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Do these spots make me look fat? | David  buttonLink

Do these spots make me look fat?

The reticulate whiptail ray in Shark Lagoon indulges in the best food daily. To keep her from getting fat, her portions are controlled but that does not stop her from trying to eat her roommates’ leftovers.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Moorish Idols | David  buttonLink

Moorish Idols

They are the streamer dancers of the underwater world. Moorish idols have long flowing dorsal fins that flutters around in the water in a captivating dance as the fish swims through the water. They are also notoriously hard to keep in aquariums. So how does the Aquarium manage to keep a whole shoal of them in Shark Lagoon?

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Volunteering | Fish

Friday, November 02, 2007

Quarantine | David  buttonLink

Quarantine

One of the habitats I have the great pleasure of working on is P3, one of our many quarantine enclosures. Quarantining is very important for the health and well being of our animals because if we do not do it, there is a good chance our animals may become sick.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

We Have Clownfish Babies!!! | David  buttonLink

We Have Clownfish Babies!!!

For the first time in the Aquarium’s history, we have successfully bred pink skunk clownfish,Amphiprion perideraion. This amazing achievement was the product of two years of intense work by the dedicated aquarist staff. We hope to put the babies on display soon for the world to see.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What Every Aquarist Needs to Know | David  buttonLink

What Every Aquarist Needs to Know

Keeping fish is easy as long as you know what you are doing. Here are a few tidbits of knowledge that every aquarist, whether it be professional or hobbyist, needs to know. And yes, that includes all you beta and goldfish owners out there too.

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Fish | Sharks

Friday, September 21, 2007

Shark Babies | David  buttonLink

Shark Babies

Happy sharks means lots of babies. Lots of babies also means bites.

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Fish | Sharks

Friday, September 07, 2007

Zebra Sharks! | David  buttonLink

Zebra Sharks!

Yin, Yang and their cartilaginous kin.

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Animal Updates | Fish | Volunteering

Friday, August 24, 2007

I Am A Dreamer… | David  buttonLink

I Am A Dreamer…

... A Fish Dreamer!

I dream about fish all day which is a good thing, since I am an aquarist volunteer.

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