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Tuesday
Aug232016

Coral Spawning in Florida Keys 2016

 

Saving the Reefs: Coral Spawning 2016

August 24, 2016

Written by: Anslee Schroeder, Digital Engagement

This year marks the third annual coral spawning trip to Key Largo for Georgia Aquarium team members. We have been fortunate to send team members to the Florida Keys to assist the Coral Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the ocean’s coral reefs, with coral tagging and mapping, outplanting, and coral spawn collection. 

Currently, we have four Aquarium members in the Florida Keys whose main goal is to help with staghorn coral spawn collection. What most don’t know though, is that coral spawning is an amazing, natural phenomenon and rather extremely delicate process. 

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Friday
Aug192016

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to our Sea Lion Pups 

 

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to our Sea Lion Pups!

August 20, 2016

Written by: Anslee Schroeder, Digital Engagement

This week has been a pretty exciting week for us at Georgia Aquarium for we are celebrating the 1-year “rescue-versary” and arrival of our four young sea lions: Jupiter, Neptune, Beck and Scout! Ranging from only two to three years old, these rescued male sea lions found their forever home at the Aquarium in August of 2015. One year later, they are thriving, learning new behaviors and stealing the hearts of all Aquarium guests who see them. Our guests however aren’t the only ones enamored by these pups; Georgia Aquarium animal training and veterinary teams work daily with these charismatic young pinnipeds and couldn’t be more proud of the amazing progress they have made.

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Tuesday
Aug162016

Whale Sharks Endangered List

 

Whale Sharks Move onto the Endangered List

August 16, 2016

Written by: Dr. Alistair Dove
Director of Research and Conservation 

You may have seen in the press the recent announcement from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, that whale sharks (along with the enigmatic wing head shark) have been downgraded from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.  I thought it might help to explain exactly what that means, so I’ve done it as a sort of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

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