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L`Oceanogràfic Valencia Oceanografic Under New Management

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  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Avanqua, which is the organisation that runs the Vancouver Aquarium, is expecting to take over the management of the Valencia Oceanografic in the next couple of months. It will be very interesting to see how Valencia changes as a result of this - I don't think there have been any major developments there for quite a while. I imagine Valencia will move away from some of its more "entertainment" based shows to more conservation/education displays as seen at Vancouver.

    Story here: Vancouver Aquarium, Part of Avanqua, Selected to Manage Oceanografic | AquaBlog

     
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    The aquarium now hold dolphinfish (mahi-mahi) [Coryphaena hippurus]. At least one is kept in the main shark tank but stays close to the surface and is very difficult to photograph. Signage is in place, but I presume this is a new acquisition?
     
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    According to a local newspaper, the park will be closed 2-3 months (in low season) to renew many installations / exhibits.
    I hope they not put all work effort, just in restaurants.
     
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    That is a long time for a zoo/aquarium to close, usually just one exhibit at a time is renovated. Do you know if there are plans to add any new exhibits at all?
     
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    I think no. But it's just my supposition.
     
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    They have build a new exhibit for crocodiles and a new exhibit for Steller sealions, but the sealions didn't arrived yet or are not on display. Does anyone has some information about that?
     
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    Do you know what the Crocodiles (what species?) and Steller's Sea Lions have replaced, if anything?

    They also appear to have added Aldabra Tortoises and a Butterfly House, but these might be older additions.
     
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    A quick, internet search revealed slender-snouted crocodiles.
     
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    I think "Stellers" are a mistake from the newspapers. But not sure.
    The butterflies "greenhouse" are built just few moths ago. In February.
     
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    The Stellers are specifically labelled on the Oceanograpfic map (http://www.zoochat.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=966527), so it seems likely they do (or will) have them.
     
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    That's true! You're right. Seems that the Steller coming soon.
    But not yet.
     
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    Here you have, photos of new exhibitions and new animals in Oceanogràfic.

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    The new exhibitions aren't big things, but little to little the park will be better (that's what I hope)
     
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    But the basins of the Mediterranean, have changed?
     
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    It's nice to hear about the new developments under the new management.
    I hope someone can answer a question about the new crocodile exhibit: Is it both outdoors and indoors, and if both are the indoors also visible to visitors?
     
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    At least a part it is outdoor, and of course, visible for visitors.
     
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    Is it still there ?
    Are there new exhibits/species/upgrades beiing built this offseason ?
    Are the currently descent size mola mola's on display ?
    I will be visiting this may
     
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    I return just a few minutes ago from l'Oceanogràfic and yes, I saw it.
    And I think maybe have any acceptable pic . Files still not revised.
    The baby beluga seems doing well, and the slender-snouted crocodiles (new Species for me) are a great incorporation for the park!
     
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    And the mola mola's ? According to zootierliste.de they haven't had them since 2011, but i've seen picture as recent as 2016.