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  1. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Cleanup at spill site. Photo via twitter ‏@vozdelatierra Two oil spills have dumped 2000 to 3000 barrels of oil into two separate rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. Both spills occurred within 10 days of each other into tributaries of the Amazon River. This isn't the first time oil has spilled...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Photo by Delvin Gandy/The Boiling River Project A legendary boiling river has been found in the Amazon forest. While there are no cichlids in this river, or probably any fish whatsoever, the story is still interesting. Despite the legends of a boiling river deep in the Amazon jungle...
  3. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Satellite photo of Amazon Basin river. Google Earth Brazil has made progress in reducing the rate in which the Amazon Rainforest is being destroyed. A report commissioned by Norway shows that while Brazil has made progress while Indonesia is expected to suffer setbacks in protecting its...
  4. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Newly discovered Inia araguaiaensis. Photo by Nicole Dutra It has been almost 100 years since a new river dolphin species has been discovered. Unfortunately, the news comes with a reminder of the problems facing the Amazon river basin. The new river dolphin species has been named Inia...
  5. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Using new satellite imaging techniques, scientist at NASA have found that previously unnoticed wildfires have done more to destroy the Amazon Rainforest than intentional deforestation. Known as "understory fires", these hidden wildfires burn on the ground below the dense Amazon canopy and were...
  6. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Flooded Forest gallery at Conservation Hall. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher The New York Aquarium closed its doors late last year after flooding brought on by Hurricane Sandy. At the time, most of the aquarium's inhabitants were moved to other aquariums and zoos. Seven months and 10 million...
  7. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The New York Aquarium is set to have a partial reopening some time this spring. On October 29th 2012, the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy caused extensive flooding and power outages throughout New York City. Although animal losses at the aquarium due to the storm were minimal, there was...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Photo by Mike Simons/Tulsa World A new exhibit at the Oklahoma Aquarium creates a unique experience from visitors. Extreme Amazon lets you crawl into the tank so you can view the fish from a different perspective. On display are Amazon River fish and iguanas. Located in Jenks, OK (just south of...
  9. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Future Amazon river giants exhibit The Living Planet Aquarium will be breaking ground on its new facility this month and is expected to open December 2013. The new facility will be 136,000 square feet with 44-62 exhibits and 1 million gallons of water. The $20 million were funded by donors...
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