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Friday
Jun082012

Happy World Oceans Day from Georgia Aquarium!

June 8, 2012 

Happy World Oceans Day from Georgia Aquarium!

As part of our World Oceans Day celebration, we asked our guests and employees why they think ocean conservation is important, what they love about our oceans, and finally, why we need to protect them. Here is what they said:

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Wednesday
May302012

Yellow Stingray Pregnancy

June 1, 2012 

Yellow Stingray Pregnancy

Written by: Kevin Curlee
Director of Acquisitions & Quarantine at Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium currently has two pregnant yellow stingrays that are being closely monitored in the Quarantine facility. The females arrived at Georgia Aquarium in the end of March already pregnant, and they are close to a month away from birth. Yellow rays have a gestation period that ranges between 4-6 months, and a female usually delivers 2-4 pups at the end of gestation, but is able to have two sets of pups each year.

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Wednesday
May232012

Georgia Aquarium Mourns Lostt

May 23, 2012 

Georgia Aquarium Mourns Loss Of Beluga Whale Calf

ATLANTA (May 23, 2012) – Georgia Aquarium is deeply saddened to announce the loss of its beluga whale calf born Friday evening to 17-year-old Maris, a first-time mother.

“This is an extremely sad day for the Georgia Aquarium family. Over the past few days, our veterinary and animal care teams have been giving around-the-clock care to Maris and her calf,” said Dr. Gregory Bossart, senior vice president and chief veterinary officer. “We initially became concerned when the calf was born and needed assistance from the divers to bring it to the surface to breathe. The calf was significantly underweight and appeared to have a significant number of medical issues. Based on our knowledge of healthy calves, we knew this calf would probably not survive, but our hearts gave us hope that she might be able to pull through. Our primary concern now is the well-being of Maris.”

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