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Children's Aquarium at Fair Park Dallas Aquarium News

Discussion in 'United States' started by jayjds2, 19 Mar 2016.

  1. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    There wasn't a news thread for this aquarium, so I decided to make one. This post will be combined news that the aquarium announced and from my visit today.

    1. Coconut crabs have left the collection. They were quite small when they arrived at the aquarium, and essentially buried themselves under the artificial rocks. Those that survived and were found left (not sure to where). They have been replaced by the rhinoceros iguana.

    2. The horrid small tank containing seven sharks has been revamped. It now holds lesser pacific striped octopus, which is nearly impossible to find as it can shrink to the size of a quarter if it so chooses.

    3. The aquarium observed their walking batfish spawning, for the first recorded time ever in any aquarium. Sadly, the eggs laid didn't hatch.

    4. A device was installed on January 18, monitoring the electric eel pulses.

    5. The first cownose ray ever born at the aquarium was born a few months ago, but it will be a while before it is on exhibit.

    6. A blue angelfish was added to the Flower Gardens Reef exhibit, donated by the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

    7. The remora (insanely rare in aquaria) died.

    That's about all for now. There isn't always too much news from the aquarium, but its collection has been growing slowly and steadily lately.
     
    Last edited: 19 Mar 2016