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The Campaign To End the Aquarium Trade In Hawaii Surges Ahead

Robert Wintner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Hawaii
Robert Wintner

Aquarium trade extraction may end on Hawaii reefs this year as advocates mount a multi-flank approach. Two bills in the State Legislature would end aq...

What We've Learned From Studying Microbiomes

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 01.27.2017 | Science
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

What is a microbiome you ask? It's the tiny living community that surrounds us all and is the subject of investigation by human and veterinary health ...

Shedd Aquarium's World of Water: What It Takes to Keep a Quality Environment for Animals

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

At Shedd Aquarium caring for the quality of water animals live in and depend on does not stop at the front doors.

National Aquarium Behind The Scenes

Andrea Poe | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

I'm standing beside a recovering cowfish in a sickbay. It's not clear what her ailment is, but she watches me with a glint of sadness in her eyes. Then she blows a kiss, or at least with her pursed lips it sure looks like she does. Her tank is marked QUARANTINE.

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Taking Children To An Aquarium Is A Lesson In Cruelty

Skye Cleary | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Skye Cleary

Aquariums can, of course, be centers for conservation and research. But there is a special issue when we take children to visit them. We are setting an example of how we think we should live, and this might be done only by ignoring what's in front of us, lying just beneath the surface.

Want a Dory Look Alike Fish? This Is the Perfect Tank Addition

Michael Carpenter | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weird News
Michael Carpenter

Excited about the upcoming release of Finding Dory? You're not alone! Children and parents alike are already making plans to see the much-awaited sequ...

5 Events You Don't Want To Miss This Spring in Atlanta

Loren Browne | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Loren Browne

It's officially spring time! This is the best time of year to get out and explore Atlanta. Here are my top five picks of activities you don't want to ...

5 Dates Ideas When It's Cold Outside - Dating With Passports

Loren Browne | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Loren Browne

Dusty, white snow and a roaring fireplace - I'm not the biggest fan of the cold, but this place was magical: Welcome to Quebec City, Canada. I have b...

Sex Act To ‘De-stress’ Aquarium Dolphins Is Abuse, Activist Says

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.17.2016 | Crime

An aquarium in the Netherlands that's "de-stressing" dolphins by masturbating them isn't breaking any laws, according to prosecutors. The situation fi...

Molten Salt In Water Goes Kaboom, Like We Hoped It Would

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.08.2016 | Science

Molten salt -- which is salt in a liquid state after being heated to more than 1,474 degrees Fahrenheit -- can conduct electricity and be used as a so...

One for the Aged

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.16.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Now that I have reached 62, the age at which geezers such as yours truly are eligible to take Social Security payments, I have made an important discovery.

Octopus Valentine's Day Sex Session Scrapped Over Cannibalism Fears

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science

Poor Kong. The Seattle Aquarium's octopus was due to spend Valentine's Day having sex, but the mating session was canceled over concerns he'd make his...

WATCH: Shark Slowly Eats Rival In Brutal Aquarium Attack

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

Forget dog-eat-dog, it's a shark-eat-shark world in South Korea. Other sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium in the capital, Seoul, must be shaking in th...

How to Take Children to an Aquarium

Liz Cleland | Posted 01.28.2017 | Parents
Liz Cleland

Try to schedule a time in between for naps and keep them well fed and hydrated. Aquariums get busy and you don't want a cranky little one.

Newly Released Documentary Exposes a Dark Side to Vancouver Aquarium

Anna Pippus | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Anna Pippus

Vancouver-based filmmaker Gary Charbonneau has just released Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered, a new documentary that reveals cruelty and corruption at Ca...

Inner Workings: Understanding the Complex Brains of Complex Animals

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

Have you ever wondered what it may be like to get inside the head of an animal? No really, to understand how an animal's brain works; ever wonder?

A Legal Victory and a Strong Message

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Beluga whales are the large, white, rubbery-looking dolphins found in Arctic seas in the Northern Hemisphere. Their whimsical faces and white, supple...

Family Travel: 24 Hours in Baltimore

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.18.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Baltimore is a family-friendly city, but staying with kids doesn't mean you have to forfeit experiencing Baltimore's best asset: its quirky originality. Here's how to spend 24 hours in the city that will satisfy both parents and kids.

Blue Ocean Film Festival Makes Waves In Monaco, As Cop21 Approaches

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
James Marshall Crotty

The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.

Groups of Grouper Now Protected

Kristine Stump | Posted 11.05.2016 | Science
Kristine Stump

There is great news coming out of The Bahamas today regarding one of the Shedd Aquarium's conservation research focus species, the endangered Nassau Grouper. The economically and culturally important fish has become endangered throughout the Caribbean due largely to unsustainable fishing practices.

Toronto: Dining and Dashing Around the 2015 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

As the Toronto International Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary, festivalgoers, vacationers and locals flocked to premieres and screenings. They also dined in high-end restaurants, tested out leisure time activities and visited tourist sites.

Bamboo in Curacao: A Beanie Boo Adventure

Zorianna Kit | Posted 09.11.2016 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

Mom took me to the Caribbean Island of Curacao where I stayed at the luxurious Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. It's super secluded and sits on 2000 acres of a natural preserve.

5 Underwater Restaurants And Bars Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.27.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These five incredible spots offer the unreal experience of dining and drinking underwater -- no scuba gear necessary.

What's in the Water?

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 08.19.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

We all know and love sharks, whales and their friends in the oceans, but critical to them all are the microbes.