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Baby Wolf Eels
now about nine months old
held by Evonne Mochon Collura at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon.
is a poor swimmer that “walks” on its pectoral fins. Its body is covered in gnarled lumps, so it’s no wonder this looks like it’s wearing lipstick - how else could it get a date?
one of the so-call L-species Plecostomus catfish. Photo by M.H. Sabaj.
Leporcanthicus sp. cf. galaxias
Photo by M.H. Sabaj.
of Leporacanthicus sp. cf. galaxias showing the fimbriae of the upper lip, the round lips, and the very long premaxillar teeth (just one on each side in this specimen). Photo by M.H. Sabaj.
Underwater Scene from Lake Malawi in East Africa.
Myliobatis californica is the scientific name of the Bat Ray, which have pectoral fins that resemble bat wings.
Tumor Cells called VEGF secreting human tumor cells. Tumor cells are shown in red, fish blood vessels are shown in green.
Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Field Guide will tell the story of biologist Evonne Mochon Collura
the hatching of Aquarium wolf-eels at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.Television producer-reporter Jim Newman covered the
story on location last year, focusing on Mochon Collura and the process of pulling the egg cluster, incubating and
observing the hatch of the babies. The segment will air again the following Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. "She is very
personable and verbal," said Newman of Mochon Collura. Newman, a veteran news producer with more than 27 years in
television production, also produces international and national documentaries. Prior to coming to OPB, he worked at WCCO-TV
where he head. Click
A few weeks ago, we asked our WaveMakers to nominate ocean creatures for our second annual
Halloween-inspired Freakiest Fish competition. We offer a big thanks to everyone who submitted a nominee, and although
we reviewed many excellent options, our Marine Freakiness Committee (also known as the "Barometer o' Freak") selected
the nominees below as the Top 10 finalists. We had a ton of fun learning about these creatures, and we hope you do
too. Now get your freak on, and click
here to vote.
Called the vampire plecostomus in the aquarium literature in reference to the large teeth in the upper
jaw. Species of Leporacanthicus are medium-sized loricariids with a narrow, pointed head, round lower lip, and fleshy
tentacles on the upper lip. Color pattern is generally dark gray to black with white to golden spots or a light gray
with medium-sized black spots. Two teeth per premaxilla that are much longer than the dentary teeth. The type of L.
triactis was pulled from a deep hole in a mud bank. It has been hypothesized that the enlarged teeth of the upper jaw
are used to remove snails from their shells. We have observed this in L. joselimai, but specimens from Venezuela seem to
have a lot of caddis flies in the gut as well as freshwater sponges. Click
The common names for Myliobatis californica throughout English-speaking countries is the Bat Ray due to pectoral
fins that resemble bat wings. The distribution of the bat ray is limited to the eastern Pacific Ocean from Oregon (USA)
south to the Gulf of California and also near the Galapagos Islands. Click
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine can’t look through human
skin. But a small, tropical minnow fish common to aquariums has given UCSD researchers a window for viewing live, human
cancer cells in action. Working with transparent zebra fish to study one of the most aggressive forms of cancer,
inflammatory breast cancer, has led to their discovery of how two proteins interact in the metastasis of breast cancer. Click
A clam that lived on the seabed in the frigid waters off Iceland's north coast has been hailed as the
longest-lived animal ever discovered. The mollusc, which is thought to have lurked beneath the waves until at least the
age of 405, would have been a juvenile when Galileo picked up his first telescope, Hamlet was first staged and the
gunpowder plot failed to blow up King James I. The Arctica islandica clam was plucked from 80m-deep water by researchers
at Bangor University in Wales, who were dredging the north Iceland shelf for the creatures. By studying their shells,
the scientists hope to learn how the marine environment has changed in recent centuries. Click
The newly built $484 million California Academy of Sciences was officially turned over to academy
officials on Friday, and the promise of things to come was as palpable in the air of Golden Gate Park as the smell of
new paint inside the building itself. The first thing that overwhelms the senses is the very entryway, which is
essentially a huge wall of glass revealing the contents of the building as if it were presenting an intellectual feast.
From the door, you can see two huge, exotic-looking domes, a glassed-in piazza with a roof so high it's tough to see the
top, and enough aquatic pools to fill an entire shoreline. Click
With drought conditions intensifying across the Southeast, efforts to conserve water are popping up
everywhere - even at the aquarium. In the name of conservation, the Georgia Aquarium, home of the world's largest fish
tank, has emptied some of its watery displays. The downtown Atlanta attraction has drained a lake in an atrium, turned
off a waterfall and nearly emptied a moat at an exhibit, refilling it with sand. The aquarium isn't alone: A water
salute to retiring pilots at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport also has been put on hold. The efforts are
some of the most unusual as the state contends with one of the worst droughts in its history. Georgia already has banned
virtually all outdoor water use and ordered public water utilities to cut back water use by 10 percent. Click
Special thanks to Jay from Indiana for emailing us the link to this story.
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