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Mysterious ‘Unicorns of the Sea’ Tracked by Scientists

The frigid waters of the Arctic are home to near-mythical creatures, sometimes called the “unicorns of the sea” for the long, ivory tusk that spirals several feet out of the top of their heads. Worldwide there are only about 50,000 to 80,000 narwhals, as they are more commonly known, with …

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World’s Deepest Sea-Hole – The Great Blue Hole of Belize

If you ever come by near the coast of Belize, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders. The Great Blue Hole is located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, about 60 miles away from Belize City. It is …

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Millions of unseen species

This undated image provided by seaphotos.com shows the face of a Histiophryne psychedelica, a highly atypical a psychedelic frogfish (Antennaridae) first described in 2009 from a handful of specimens photographed in Ambon, Indonesia in 2008. It has a vestigial, non-functional lure (illicium/esca) and probably traps its prey inside coral holes …

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Diver swims 20 MILES to shore in 24 hours through shark-infested seas

23 Aug 2011, MailOnline A Japanese diving instructor managed to survive being abandoned by a boatman in shark-infested waters by swimming 20 miles to shore in 24 hours. Hishashi Koze had been left for dead following a routine dive off Borneo’s Santubong peninsula with two other diving colleagues. The three …

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PET ASIA 2011… For Pet Lovers

Once again, Aquarama, the biennial aquatics exhibition incorporating Pet Asia, is round the corner. This spectacular event has become an integral and growing part of the lives of many fish and pet lovers in the region. More and more visitors to Aquarama are therefore finding that they can satisfy, not …

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Lakes experienced a rise in sea level

By Claudine Zap What happens to lakes in an area hit by forest fires and floods? Some will glow in the dark. For a cluster of lakes in Australia’s eastern Victoria, the combination of the fire and then the rain washed ash and nitrogen-rich soil into the water. The Gippsland …

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Fish magic trick sparks outrage

17 Feb 2011, AFP BEIJING – A Chinese magician has sparked outrage from animal rights groups with a trick in which he gets goldfish to swim in sync, prompting China’s state broadcaster to cancel an encore performance Thursday. However, a separate regional broadcaster said magician Fu Yandong would perform the …

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Mimic Octopus has a strong ability to mimic other creatures

The Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, is a species of octopus that has a strong ability to mimic other creatures. It grows up to 60 cm (2 feet) in length. Its normal colouring consists of brown and white stripes or spots. Living in the tropical seas of South East Asia, it …

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AQUARAMA 2011 PRESS RELEASE (JANUARY 2011)

PRESS RELEASE (JANUARY 2011) For Immediate Release AQUARAMA KICKS OFF 2011 WITH HUGE OPTIMISM The Aquarama 2011 train marches on relentlessly, with new exhibitors and official supporters joining the already-impressive list of participants lined up for this unique biennial event in the international ornamental aquatic calendar. Confirming its total confidence …

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Aquarama is one of Asia’s biggest international ornamental fish and accessories exhibition

Aquarama is one of Asia’s biggest international ornamental fish and accessories exhibition for the aquatic fish industries and its related sectors. Slated for 26 – 29 May 2011 in Singapore, Aquarama will incorporate Pet Asia 2011 that will add on to the spectacular settings of the dynamic event. Aquarama is …