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Piglet Squid

Some times I find myself in random corners of the Interweb, pleasantly lost, and then I come face to face with the piglet squid! Unaccustomed to Earth’s atmosphere, the visitor quickly perished. The following info is from a short press release provided by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium when they found this little tyke. Piglet Squid,…

Baby Beluga Loves Tongue Rubs

One of the Vancouver Aquarium’s resident belugas, Qila, gave birth to a healthy calf back in June. Now four months old, the calf is beginning to play with her trainers and especially enjoys tongue rubs, which the aquarium staff say is kind of like a massage… for your tongue… From the video info section: “Look…

Dolphin Obesity: A Growing Problem

Aquarium staff at Kinosaki Marine World in western Japan recently noticed that their dolphins were less acrobatic in their performances and more lethargic in general. Concerned about their health, the dolphins were weighed and found to be significantly heavier since only a few months prior. Apparently a fattier mackeral, their typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner,…

I’m sitting in the keynote speaker session listening to Nigel Martin, host of Prehistoric Park, Penguin Safari, Shark Week and other Discovery/Animal Planet shows, discuss the parallels between his job and that of zoo and aquarium employees. He offered a number of examples including figuratively transporting people to places and introducing them to animals they…

You may have noticed a dearth of Zooillogix posts over the last two weeks. This is due in large part to Benny buying a bar, and me buying a puppy. They are the same amount of work. Well I aim to make it up to you today and already I have forced myself out of…

The Georgia Aquarium just unveiled the latest addition to it’s bigger-is-better strategy: Nandi the manta ray. Apparently rescued from shark nets off the Coast of South Africa, Nandi spent the last few months living at uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa. When it became clear that Nandi was going to outgrow her enclosure and…

Elbow Deep in Whale Poop!

Researchers at the New England Aquarium have stepped into a totally new method of studying Atlantic’s threatened population of right whales – collecting and analyzing floating feces to test the population’s health! I didn’t know whales ate corn! Right whales got their name because they were the “right” whale to catch during whaling’s hey day,…

After becoming entangled in a fishing net off the coast of Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefrecture in Japan, a wounded and exhausted young dolphin was taken to Umitamago Aquarium, also known as Oita Marine Palace Aquarium. The dolphin did not have the energy to keep itself afloat and after a couple of days of holding the dolphin…

Weird Fish Tanks

A not at all exhaustive collection of cool bizarro aquariums. Modular fish tank Toilet tank. Kind of like fish purgatory. The Fish-Bird Tank-Cage many more below the fold…

Mystic Aquarium Shot Glass

The world’s largest zoo and aquarium shot glass collection just got one glass bigger. Someone call the Guinness Book! Growing up in Connecticut, The Mystic Aquarium was basically Benny and my Disney World. Special thanks to Eric Heupel of the awesome invertebrate blog, The Other 95%, for the donation. Also picked up the Brookfield Zoo…