shown here looking at a tiny yellow Seahorse, recently became the longest serving employee at the Chester Zoo in Manchester, England.
swim along a channel which has opened in the ice. They are headed deep into McMurdo Sound, where they hope to find food.
measuring 250 meter by 30 meter, has been installed in the ceiling of a new mall in Beijing, China. That's an impressive 7,500 square meters of viewable area, and it cost $32 million. It hangs 80 feet above the customers and is actually five screens combined.
The Moray Eel's second jaw in action, shown here in grey at the right, then shown in white moving forward to bite the small fish.
are named for their large wing-shaped pectoral fins. They have flattened bodies and grow to five feet in length. For the first time one was born in captivity at the Aquarium by the Bay in San Francisco, California.
Fossil Fish Teeth
show scratches from 10-million years ago that give insight into fish diets and their influence on fish evolution.
WHEN Mike Crumpler began helping at a tropical fish shop as a schoolboy little did he
realise it would lead to a 40-year career saving exotic species from extinction. Mike, 55, recently became the longest
serving employee at Chester Zoo after four decades working in the aquarium section. Now team leader, he is a world
expert and has helped save several species from extinction. "I was interested in fish like many young kids are," said
Mike, who lives in Chester with his wife Margaret. "My fascination grew and I got a job helping out in a shop in
Chester. I learned a lot there before I came to the zoo, straight out of school and without a degree or any formal
The Orcas, shown above, are headed deep into McMurdo Sound, where they hope to find food.
They must hurry, however, for wind conditions can cause the channel to freeze again, cutting off the whales' access to
A 250m by 30m LED screen has been installed in the ceiling of a new mall in Beijing. That's an impressive
7,500 square meters of viewable area, and comes with an impressive $32 million price tag to match. It hangs 80 feet in
the air, and is actually five screens combined. Check out a video at the link. Click
more. Special thanks to Evan from Colorado for sending us an email with a link to this story.
Aquarium of the Bay just announced the first-ever Pacific angel shark pup to be born in captivity. The
pup is just 23.5 centimeters in length and weighs 125 grams. The Aquarium of the Bay is the only aquarium in the United
States to consistently exhibit angel sharks, which are known by the scientific name Squatina californica. In addition to
the new pup, the Aquarium currently has two adult angel sharks in its collection, which includes sevengill sharks,
smoothhound sharks, spiny dogfish, leopard sharks, soupfin sharks and swell sharks. Click
Marine biologists at a Dutch zoo say they have succeeded in the difficult task of breeding jellyfish in
captivity. Max Janse, head of the marine area inside Burgers' Zoo, said adult jellyfish have a very short lifespan and
are almost impossible to import. Breeding jellyfish is also very difficult. The process developed at the zoo involves a
series of breeding tanks for different stages of the life cycle. Janse said creating a real ocean environment is also
crucial. The jellyfish start out as small polyps, then change into red larvae and finally become small transparent
jellyfish. "When you keep jellyfish you have to keep 'reading' the animals," he told Radio Netherlands. "You also have
to have a lot of patience and be willing to continually adapt your strategy." Click
Especially the Cichlid stock have disappeared from Lake Victoria over the past 40 years, a survey has
revealed. The study, carried out by the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute showed that over 600 species
existed in the lake in the 1960s, before the introduction of the Nile Perch. The Nile Perch is largely responsible for
the Cichlids’ depletion as it feeds on most of them, revealed the institute’s deputy executive director, Dr. Lucas
Ndawula. Cichlids span a wide range of body sizes, from species as small as 2.5 centimetres in length. Click
scratches that give insight into fish diets and their influence on fish evolution. Click
Fish scientists have known for years there was a second set of jaws. But they thought the
moray was just grinding up food with its own built-in Cuisinart, to make swallowing easier, as some other fish do. But
the moray jaws are not for chewing. They’re for attacking, an ability found only because Rita Mehta, a California
post-doctoral student, aimed high-speed cameras at hungry morays in her lab. Her results are published today in a
science journal called Nature. Click
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