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Aquatic Biosphere Joins the International Coalition of Aquariums Against Plastic

Aquatic Biosphere Joins the International Coalition of Aquariums Against Plastic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Aquatic Biosphere Project has joined forces with a new global coalition of aquariums, and becomes part of the “World aquariums #ReadyToChange to #BeatPlasticPollution” campaign. Beating Plastic Pollution – Joining Forces from Alberta Edmonton, AB, Friday, January 4, 2019 — The Edmonton based Aquatic Biosphere Project has joined a global campaign to combat plastic pollution with over…

Find Us on National Geographic

Find Us on National Geographic

The Aquarium Society of Alberta’s Aquatic Biosphere Project is now an approved organisation on National Geographic’s Open Explorer program. Find our Aliens in Alberta Expedition and follow along as we mark a path of discovery on invasive species. Recent news reports and photos of giant carp in local waters have made headlines in the past few months. People discarding their pet fish…

Win Tickets for Sharkwater: Extinction

Win Tickets for Sharkwater: Extinction

          WIN Tickets About SHARKWATER EXTINCTION: Sharkwater: Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France,…

Contest Day 5 Answer: The Prehistoric Helicoprion Shark

Contest Day 5 Answer: The Prehistoric Helicoprion Shark

It can be hard to understand what extinct sharks look like. Reconstructing the anatomy of prehistoric sharks isn’t easy. Sharks have a cartilaginous internal structure rather than hard bones that can fossilize. With few exceptions – an exquisitely-preserved body fossil here, some calcified bits there – the teeth are what make up the majority of the shark fossil record. However…

Contest Day 2 Answer: Wobbegong Shark

Contest Day 2 Answer: Wobbegong Shark

Wobbegongs are a group of 12 species known as Carpet Sharks. This particular one pictured is the Tasselled Wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), that lives in the shallow reefs around Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea regions. Its complex body colour makes it excellent at camouflage, and its flattened profile means it hides in the reefs very well. This particular species can…