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July 18, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
More than a hundred explorers, scientists and government officials will gather at Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday to draft a blueprint to solve a deep blue problem: About 95% of the world's oceans remains unexplored. The invitation-only forum , hosted by the aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, aims to identify priorities, technologies and collaborative strategies that could advance understanding of the uncharted mega-wilderness that humans rely on for oxygen, food, medicines, commerce and recreation.
December 11, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
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.
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 | JACK SEARLES
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
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.
July 2, 1989 | From United Press International and
Flazey, the gluttonous grouper that ate $5,000 worth of his tankmates in an Illinois pet shop, has eaten himself out of house and home. Terry Haley, the aquarium store owner from Lansing, Ill., has grown weary of the insatiable fish and plans to release it Monday in the ocean off Ft. Lauderdale. The fish's expensive tastes attracted the attention of the media last May and even earned it an offer to appear on "The Tonight Show." But Haley refused to take the fish to the studio.
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