Tag Archive: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jan 13 2014

Hammerhead shark (Introduction – biology – threats) – Video

Source:www.fishconsult.org Video credit: Hani Elmalky (USA)  – Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal This video was taken in the Monterey Bay Aquarium during June 2012 showing the hammerhead shark cruising amongst a large population of Pacific sardines and other fish species.  The review focuses on the leading species in this exhibition which is the hammerhead shark. …

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Oct 20 2013

Shrimpfish, Aeoliscus strigatus (brief information) – Video

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA. Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Shrimpfish, also called razorfish, are five small species of small, tropical marine fishes in the subfamily Centriscinae of the family Centriscidae. Their name (shrimpfish) derives from their similarity with shrimp while their alternative name “razorfish” is derived from their …

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Sep 25 2013

Sea pens (habitat, description, feeding, reproduction) – Video

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium (USA) Introduction: Sea pens are colonial invertebrate marine cnidarians which belong to the order “Pennatulacea”. They are named because of their upright feathered appearance that resemblance the old fashioned quill pens. It is believed they occur in shallow and deep waters in tropical and temperate waters worldwide. …

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Sep 21 2013

Garden eels, Heteroconger sp. (Description, feeding – reproduction) – Video

This video was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA Introduction and description: The garden eels belong to the conger eel family, Congridae. They are also known as Hass’s Garden Eel. These small thin, tube-like eels burrow into the sand on the sea floor, usually near coral reefs in tropical water. Since they tend to live in large groups, the …

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Jun 30 2013

Aquariums – Monterey Bay Aquarium (USA)

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row on the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey, California, USA. Being the home to more than 350,000 species of marine animals and plants, Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) is considered one of the world’s best and largest exhibit aquariums. The largest tank …

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May 09 2013

Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) – Distribution – biology – conservation (Video)

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA. Video and text ownership: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Source: www.fishconsult.org Introduction: The weedy seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, is the only member of the genus Phyllopteryx and family Syngnathidae which is also known as common seadragon or Lucas’ Sea-dragon. The family includes also seahorses, pipefish and pipe …

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May 08 2013

Seahorse, Hippocampus sp. (Distribution, biology and conservation) – Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org This video was taken in Monterey Aquarium, California, USA Video ownership and review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Introduction: the name of seahorses is given to about 40 species of marine fish that occur worldwide. This group belongs to the family: Syngnathidae and the genus Hippocampus. The …

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Aug 17 2012

Moray eels (Reproduction, predation and conservation) – Video

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA during June, 2012 Reproduction and life cycle: Moray eels show hermaproditism phenomenon where some of the morays they start males before turning into females (sequential) while others are synchronous (having both functional testes and ovaries at the same time) and can mate with either sex. The …

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Aug 17 2012

Moray eels (Introduction, characteristics, distribution and feeding) – Video

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA during June, 2012 Introduction: Moray eels belong to about 15 genera and about 200 species in the family Muraenidae. With few exceptions, the moray eels are almost exclusively marine. The size of moray eels vary significantly according to species whereas the smallest eels would measure about 12-20 cm as maximum …

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Aug 15 2012

Blackfooted Penguins, Spheniscus demersus (Breeding, climatic adaptation, threats and conservation measures) – Video

This video was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA in June 2012 Breeding: The African Penguin reaches breeding maturity in about four years.  They form nesting colonies, with pairs returning to the breeding site year after year. The breeding nests are usually found on coastal islands, where pairs construct their nests from their hardened excrements …

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