January 9, 1988 |
A Soviet citizen who, in a drunken frenzy, killed five penguins has been sentenced to five years in a strict-regime labor camp, a newspaper from the Baltic republic of Lithuania reported. Saulyus Baltrimas killed the penguins after drinking two bottles of vodka with a friend employed as a guard at an aquarium in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, the Sovietskaya Litva newspaper said in Sunday's edition, which reached Moscow on Friday.
November 23, 2013 |
Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants will be living in the back of a Toyota Highlander SUV in downtown Los Angeles for the next week. Toyota hopes to make a splash at the L.A. Auto Show with an all-new 2014 Highlander that contains a huge aquarium with a replica of the bubbly Nickelodeon character's underwater haunt, Bikini Bottom. Onlookers can peer into the back of the SUV and find a cheery Spongebob and lazy Patrick Star blowing bubbles near their pineapple- and rock-shaped homes.
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December 11, 1993 |
When an octopus with six of his eight tentacles ripped off arrived two years ago to recover at Orange Coast College's 1,300-gallon cold-water aquarium, the injured creature, nicknamed Stubby, quickly became the most popular attraction. "People like to root for the underdog. He was definitely the underdog," said Charles Bushman, 21, a student aquarium manager who cared for Stubby and now wants to study octopuses in graduate school.
May 10, 2009 |
Right whales have plenty to celebrate this Mother's Day: The sea moms gave birth to a record 39 calves this spring. The New England Aquarium said Friday that the birth surge broke the record of 31 and showed much improvement from 2000, when only one calf was born. Each birthing season is important because right whales are among the most endangered whales in the world, numbering fewer than 400. The mothers travel nearly 1,000 miles down the East Coast to warmer waters off Georgia and Florida to have their babies.
September 1, 1992 |
Aquaria Inc., a Simi Valley manufacturer of accessories for home aquariums, will move to Moorpark by the end of the year. The new 86,000-square-foot headquarters in the Moorpark Business Park on Condor Drive is 20% larger than the company's current location on Agate Court. Aquaria bought the building, formerly occupied by Micom Communications Corp., from Told Corp. through the Ventura and Woodland Hills offices of the Told Partners brokerage. The purchase price was $3.8 million.
November 3, 2002
It seems that the companion of author Rosemary McClure ("In Oxnard, Near-Bliss at a Beach Resort," Oct. 20) has not been reading about the boycott of Chilean sea bass by restaurants. The boycott is in place because this wonderful fish is being poached to extinction. The Monterey Aquarium, the Audubon Society and many other credible organizations have been sounding the alarm for years. Many chefs across the country no longer serve this fish. Saran Kirschbaum Los Angeles
December 1, 1998 |
One of Frances Bond's first memories is being thrown into water. "I was 3 years old and my father tossed me into Lake Manitou [in Indiana]," recalled Bond, who will be 90 in February. "Instinctively, I began to dog paddle and swim." Bond has been throwing herself into water ever since, literally and figuratively. Her latest leap came in June when she signed up to become an educational volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where she is its oldest volunteer.