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    05.04.2021 – Crown-shaped jellies will appear at the Aquarium

    For the first time, visitors can see polyps of the coronate jellyfish from the genus Nausithoe in the exhibits of the Primorsky Aquarium. The culture of this jellyfish is a new phase of the jellyfish breeding program which has been successfully run at the scientific and educational center for a number of years.

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    30.03.2021 – The Aquarium participates in an international environmental initiative

    The Primorsky Aquarium has joined Earth Hour, a global environmental event. On March 27, the exterior and landscape lighting of the scientific and educational center was turned off for one hour - from 8:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m.

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    15.03.2021 – Just like a grown-up: spotted seal Jupiter turns two

    Spotted seal Jupiter – Jup for short – has celebrated his second birthday. The first marine mammal born at the Primorsky Aquarium, Jupiter is a pup unique in many ways, and his story is the world’s first case of a baby spotted seal being delivered and reared in artificial settings but in entire accordance with biological laws.

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    09.03.2021 – Temporary changes in the Aquarium’s operation

    The Dolphinarium at the Primorsky Aquarium will be temporarily closed to the public from March 1 due to planned repair works in the pools housing the bottlenose dolphins.

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    09.03.2021 – Riding the collaboration wave: the Primorsky Aquarium conducts an online meeting with the Lotte World Aquarium

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    03.03.2021 – In memory of our colleague and friend

    The Primorsky Aquarium staff members are grieving over the unimaginable loss of Mikhail Streltsov, one of the founders of the scientific and educational center and Head of the Department of Tropical Marine Species Husbandry. He passed away at the age of 61.

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    16.02.2021 – Meet Mario: a new resident explores the Aquarium

    The first northern fur seal born at the Primorsky Aquarium has begun his independent life. The baby seal called Mario has switched from mother’s milk to fish and moved from quarantine into a permanent enclosure. Thus, it is high time to be introduced to the general public.

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    11.02.2021 – Project for high school pupils is summarized at the Aquarium

    On February 5, the Primorsky Aquarium’s conference hall hosted a research and practice conference, which summed up the collaborative project “Research and Project Ideas Lab”.

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    05.02.2021 – The Primorsky Aquarium welcomes its first baby giant Pacific octopuses

    The female laid several thousand eggs in mid-August, the first babies began to emerge five months later, and now they number in the dozens.

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    29.01.2021 – Rare penguins are born at the Aquarium

    The Primorsky Aquarium has several new additions to its penguin family – chicks have hatched to six pairs of Humboldt penguins. Of two eggs laid by a female penguin, only one is usually fertile, and two chicks born to a pair are a real luck. The Aquarium has been lucky twice.

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    15.01.2021 – The Aquarium becomes home to a scorpion for the first time

    The Tropical Rain Forest exhibit has welcomed about a hundred newcomers: bird spiders, chameleons, lizards, several species of frogs and a scorpion. Among the new arrivals there are species that have never been represented in the Aquarium’s collection before - for example, the Asian forest scorpion and the fire skink.

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    11.01.2021 – More colours: the underwater tunnel is decorated with a “garland” of bright fishes

    The large community inhabiting the underwater tunnel tank has seen the addition of more than fifty tropical fish relocated from the Science and Acclimation Building of the Primorsky Aquarium. The newcomers include foxface rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus), sailfin snappers (Symphorichthys spilurus), yellowbanded sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) and yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens). These fish are very bright, and each of them has various shades of yellow in its colouration.

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    25.12.2020 – The Primorsky Aquarium looks forward to welcoming guests during New Year holidays

    Over the New Year holidays, the Primorsky Aquarium will operate on a special schedule. The facility will be closed on December 31 and January 1. Throughout the rest of the holidays — from January 2 to January 10 — the Aquarium will be open to the public daily, including Monday, January 4: the maintenance activities, which are usually conducted on this weekday, will be cancelled. The exhibits of one of the world’s largest aquariums will be available to visitors from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.

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    18.12.2020 – Spotted seal gets back to the Primorsky Aquarium after a long journey

    After an absence of half a year, one of the Primorsky Aquarium’s six spotted seals — Dulcinea, or Dusya for short — has returned home! Her journey lasted from May to late November. As this period coincides with the seals’ seasonal migration, Igor Katin, who is Scientific Head at the Laboratory of Marine Mammals, the A. V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, FEB RAS and Principal Specialist at the Primorsky Aquarium Shared Equipment Facility, thinks that Dusya, together with a major portion of the spotted seals from Peter the Great Bay, travelled a long way.

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    24.11.2020 – Amazing animal:1,100 kilos of grace and charm

    On November 24, Walrus Day is celebrated in Russia. For obvious reasons, the Primorsky Aquarium’s star and Russia’s most famous walrus – Misha – cannot be interviewed, that is why one of his trainers, Mikhail Porshin, has told us about this whiskered crowd-pleaser.

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