Virginia Aquarium Blog

REMOTE

Posted by in Conservation, Komodos, Reptiles

Komodo is about as remote as it gets. It is a non-distinct, harsh volcanic island about 150 square miles in size. It is located in the Lesser Sundas which is a chain of islands in southeastern Indonesia that straddles the fault line separating the Asian and Australian continents. A small fishing village and some goat pasture are some of the very few signs of civilization. It possesses a diverse and ruggedly beautiful landscape. One of only seven pink sand beaches in the world is located here due to the presence…read more

Virginia Aquarium Large Cetacean ID: Providing “KRILLer” Information

Posted by in Boat Trips, Conservation, Research, Stranding Response

Now that the Winter Wildlife Boat Trip season is over, you may be surprised to know that  the Virgina Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s  work leaves a lasting impression. Each season the Aquarium’s Research and Conservation Division  partners with the Education Department to collect scientific data and conduct large whale identification during the trips.

DEPARTMENTS STILL MARCHING ON WITH WINTER WEATHER

Posted by in Birds, Fish, Horticulture, Uncategorized

Despite it now being the month of March, this winter’s hold still has its grip on Coastal Virginia. With each approaching storm, some Virginia Aquarium departments have additional requirements to protect the live animals that are in their charge and their exhibits as well. In this blog we hear from a few of those departments…