Curious Scientific Names

Curious Scientific Names Trilobites Aegrotocatellus– the Latin translation means «sick puppy» Aegrotocatellusjaggeri – named after Mick Jagger (have a look atthe genus transaltion – were the namers trying to say something)? Arcticalymeneviciousi, A. rotteni, A. jonesi, A. cooki,A. matlocki – named for the Sex Pistols Avalanchuruslennoni, A. starri – named afterJohn Lennon and Ringo Starr …

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Africa – Lake Malawi

Africa – Lake Malawi

Did You Know? Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) is one of the great Rift Valley Lakes of Africa. It is located in the southern section of the East African Rift Valley. Lake Malawi is the ninth largest and fourth deepest lake in the world and is the second deepest Rift Lake. Lake Malawi has only one …

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The Aquarium… A Brief History

The Aquarium History

Ancient Rome… There is evidence that fish also were collected, along with the animals kept for “blood sports”. The fish were kept in ponds (with a water flow from the sea) by the rich and powerful men of the Roman Empire. One of the examples given is Hortensius, who felt that it was more important …

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