The future of the World Cup winners rests with a two year old “psychic” octopus,” at the Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium who, it’s owners say has a record of predicting past German results in this manner. According to the octopus, Germany is slated to win, knocking England out of the World Cup. When consulted, Paul [...]
The votes are in, and the National Aquarium’s newest dolphin has a name! Members of the public cast more than 22,400 votes via text message and at www.wbaltv.com, and Bayley was the clear favorite with 31% garnering 31% of the votes. Bayley was born on July 27, 2008, to 16-year old mother Chesapeake. Together their [...]
The newest addition to the dolphin colony at the National Aquarium in Baltimore is now 3 months old and the Aquarium is calling on the public to choose her name. Born on July 27, 2008, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf is the 10th successful dolphin birth at the National Aquarium since 1990. One-third of dolphin [...]
A rather unusual study by a bunch of Greek scientisis has shown that aquarium fish quite enjoy classical music – and show their appreciation by growing faster (beware of playing Mozart if you have a small tank however). Experts from the Department of Applied Hydrobiology at the Agricultural University of Athens played Gilthead seabream, Sparus [...]
The management talk of “rescuing” an animal, who was in distress, but apparently, capturing a whale shark was always part of the hotel’s plan to provide an added tourist attraction. And from all reports, the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeriah island off Dubai is succeeding in drawing people. More than a third of the [...]
In a study reported Friday in the Journal of Fish Biology, scientists said DNA testing proved that a pup carried by a female Atlantic blacktip shark in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center contained no genetic material from a male. The first documented case of asexual reproduction, or parthenogenesis, among sharks involved a pup [...]
A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father’s Day. One of the rare creatures is pregnant for only the third time ever at a U.S. aquarium. But don’t look for the expectant mom – dads carry the eggs in this family. In fact, Sea dragons, sea horses and pipe [...]
Just came across this fascinating post on face painting with a fish theme. Check out the complete series.