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The list of Zoomark International 2011 exhibitors is now available

The list of Zoomark International 2011 exhibitors is now available on www.zoomark.it. It is still a provisional list, which is updated daily with new companies and new details. The list also includes company profiles, where exhibitors introduce their activity, products, news and initiatives presented during the exhibition, from 12th to …

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Sold Out Soon – Zoomark International 2011

Zoomark International 2011 will focus on the new purchasing trends of pet owners, which are encouraged and supported by the evolution of the industrial offer as well as the distribution situation. The international exhibition is a point of reference for the sector of pet supplies and services. The most qualified …

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The Second Largest Fish in the Sea

Basking shark is a mackerel shark that is now coming more frequently into contact with swimmers; the second largest fish in the sea, reaching lengths up to 11 m, this animal feeds only on minute crustaceans. Basking sharks are most often seen in cool temperate waters, such as seen here, …

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Celebrate Without the Bad Karma

Sharks are cruelly harvested for their fins; they are wrangled out of the sea, definned and thrown back into the sea while still alive, to die. This is like chopping off the legs of cows and dumping them in the field to endure a slow and painful death. Therefore with …

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My Mum Stop Eating Shark Fin Soup

It wasn’t too difficult convincing my mom as she has been very open to me and partner, Christopher’s passion for diving. We had explained to my family on a number of occasions how cruelly sharks are killed for their fins, how unsustainable the practice is and how much it pains …

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Researchers Monitoring the Recovery of Bleached Coral

Researchers monitoring the recovery of bleached coral at Lord Howe Island Marine Park have discovered a highly fluorescent coral community that will now be used in cancer research. University of Western Sydney scientist, Dr Anya Salih said the corals had been found in underwater reefs at the base of the …

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Seoul’s Oldest and Largest Indoor Seafood Market

Established in 1927, Noryangjin Fish Market is Seoul’s oldest and largest indoor seafood market. The sprawling structure houses a staggering 700 shops (at last count), many of which don’t have names and aren’t numbered. With its narrow walkways, hurried streams of trolleys whisking inventory in and out, and master sashimi …

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The Rabbitfish Species Play a Critical Role in the Survival and Maintenance of Coral Ecosystems

The observations were documented through underwater videocams, in schools of up to 15 fish, grazing the crest, slopes and outer flats of the reef, and chomping away at more than ten times the rate of other weed-eaters. However the team noticed that the Rabbitfish concentrated their weed-removal efforts on the …

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Big tuna fetches record US$396,000 in Tokyo

Associated Press, 5 Jan 2011 TOKYO (AP) — A giant bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49 million yen, or nearly $396,000, in Tokyo on Wednesday, in the first auction of the year at the world’s largest wholesale fish market. The price for the 754-pound (342-kilogram) tuna beat the previous record …

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Marine Aquarium Handbook Named Best Science Book of 2010

Martin A. Moe’s Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder was named Best Science Book of 2010, reports CORAL Magazine. Recognized as a founder of the aquarium hobby as we know it, Moe was presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, with the Ben Franklin Award. This award honors outstanding writing …