Elasmobranch Enthusiasts (Part 1): Modern Husbandry – Space

From the ferocious great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to the graceful white-spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), Elasmobranchii are a diverse group of boneless fishes that are circumglobal, inhabiting a diverse array of habitats, temperature ranges, salinity, and niches in the…

Hemiscyllium halmahera, a new species of epaulette shark described from Indonesia

As far as sharks go, the ground-crawling epaulette sharks are some of the prettiest, most aquarium suitable, and now we have one more species to add to the mix. Discovered in Halmahera in north eastern Indonesia, Hemiscyllium halmahera is the newest…

Friday Smorgasbord: Living fossils, baby elephants, bad shark movies and more

Welcome to the Memorial Day weekend edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. With summer right around the corner, here is your friendly reminder to check your chiller and cooling fans to help keep your tank nice and cool. No on to the Smorgasbord!…

Friday Smorgasbord: Monster goldfish, fish stripes, swimming with sharks and more

This edition of the Friday Smorgasbord kicks off with the discovery of monster goldfish in one of California’s most recognized lakes. The ginormous goldfish have mysteriously found their way into Lake Tahoe alarming researchers and raising questions about the invasive…

Octopus lays the smacketh down on weakling pyjama shark

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”420″]http://vimeo.com/44791802[/vimeo] Backbone or no backbone, there’s no denying that in this scenario the cephalopod is clearly the superior evolved higher creature. The octopus starring in the video came up on a baited jar set down by marine scientists…

Friday Mega-Smorgasbord: Squid arms, robofish, shark feast, sea slugs, coral planting, living undersea, AEFW hit the high seas and gigantic clumps of whale poo

We have a great post lined up for this Friday with everything from amazing to just odd and something in between. We lead off this edition with a breaking story about deep sea squids that actually tear its arms free…

New shark species discovered off the coast of the Galapagos

When we hear about sharks in the wild, we tend to hear negative stories discussing their decline in the wild or the negative impact on shark finning, but some positive news appeared recently when a team of scientists announced their…

Woman finds 16th Century Portuguese medallion inside a shark

Here’s a rather bizzare story of how a woman from Klebang found a rare 16th century artifact while filleting a shark for lunch. Housewife Sueseela Menon apparently brought back two sharks from the market to prepare curry for her husband,…

Albino bamboo cat sharks, born and displayed at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7TNjM7Y1bw[/youtube] Albino sharks and albino stingrays are remarkably rare in the wild and in captivity and so when we visit the Denver Downtown Aquarium, we just have to stop by and see their two albino bamboo cat sharks.…

Friday Smorgasbord: Sharks and Dead Sea

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QJjzpMekHU[/youtube] Celebrating the end of the week we have a wonderful Friday variety post for you. First off is an incredible video of a baby great white shark that was rescued by a group of surfers at Venice Beach in…