Aquariums and zoos are getting greener and you should too

You would think that aquariums and zoos would naturally be eco-friendly, but that is not always the case. Although they are little slices of the ocean and the world around us, aquariums and zoos need quite a bit of energy and power to operate. Green is all the rage and many of these aquariums and […]

Feeding sea otters in Atlanta

You see it on the coast of the North Pacific Ocean, a giant ball of fur with a sea urchin dangling out of its mouth. You watch as it walks on land for a bit then it hops back into the ocean. It looks like a giant weasel. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful creature and […]

The desperate search to save a fish species

What is the general opinion of aquarium workers? Perhaps that they are bookish, maybe a little nerdy, the whole scientist cliché. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! Aquarium workers are conservationists and adventurers. If they were able to, most would travel the world observing fish species and dreaming up new ways to improve aquariums. […]

Saving the World with Aquaculture

With the population growing more rapidly every year, people are beginning to wonder how we are going to feed so many mouths. Although the task may seem daunting, it is not without a solution. If you have never heard of aquaculture, it is an ancient form of agriculture that has been making a comeback in […]

The ocean asks you, “May I have this dance?”

According to Wikipedia, “Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia.”   Not many would associate aquariums and the ocean with the ballet, but dancers from the Long Beach Ballet Academy—one of Southern […]

Aquariums and Earth Day

Earlier this week, on Monday, the world was one heart as it celebrated Earth Day. For over forty years, Earth Day is the one day out of the year where the world comes together and raises awareness for environmental protection. Earth Day helped to jumpstart the environmental movement and the green revolution.   Although Earth […]

What is the illegal wildlife trade?

What do you know about the illegal wildlife trade? It is the fourth largest illegal global trade. The first three are narcotics, counterfeiting of currency and human trafficking. The illegal wildlife trade, of course, is a serious problem in the world that continues to get worse, having devastating effects on local ecosystems and unbalancing cycles […]

Aquariums as breeding centers?

Aquariums serve many purposes. They are water zoos, artificial ponds where aquatic animals and plants are kept. They appeal to our dream senses, reminding us that we will always be explorers, skirting through the depths looking for answers. They are education centers, teaching adults and children about the pulchritudinous creatures that live in 70 percent […]

Gertrude the sea turtle

Did you know that aquariums are also convalescent homes?  SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will be one for Gertrude.  I am not talking about Hamlet’s mother.  Gertrude is a beautiful green sea turtle!   SEA LIFE spokesperson Elizabeth Schell says, “She was found with fishing line around her front two flippers and one ended up […]