Apparently winter does not “exit March the second on the dot.”*

No indeed, this aquarist was not exaggerating when she recently told her Australian gold-fish pond-crafting friend the snow has climbed half way up her bird-feeder pole:


This is no longer amusing:


So, Aquariverse is launching an educational field trip. Sure. That’s what we’ll call it: an educational field trip, a.k.a…



With a whole wide Aquariverse to explore, and destinations limited only by our imagination….

And trust me, Aquariverse’s imagination is unbounded by conventional restrictions on “Time and Relative Dimensions in Space…”


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Why not set off on our adventure from Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale International Airport?



The airport’s Jet Blue terminal features six  200 gallon artificial reef aquariums.

Keeping in mind Aquariverse’s itinerary is not bound to destinations Jet Blue actually flies too…

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Let’s pop on over to Singapore



TIME reporter Erica Ho reported, the “S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore has laid claim to the throne of the biggest water tank in the world. The aquarium, which opened on November 22 of this year, contains over 800 species of marine animals, swimming in almost 12 million gallons of water. Nearly 100,000 animals are spread across its 10 different zones and 49 habitats. It also houses the world’s largest single viewing panel —  approximately 118 feet wide by 27 feet tall.”

 @ericamhoDec. 05, 2012

Read more: The World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in Singapore | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/05/the-worlds-largest-aquarium-opens-in-singapore/#ixzz2vHg8s1q9

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If touring the world’s largest aquarium has left you a bit peckish, consider a nosh in Nashville where the Aquarium Restaurant sets a fun Americana table…



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Want to work off that shake and fried shrimp with a little shopping and exercise? Why not combine the two at the “Mega Shopping and Leisure Center” in Kaunas Lithuania?



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Where next? I don’t know… perhaps Idaho?



The Idaho Aquarium is looking to build an Octopus Palace for its newest resident, a Giant Pacific Octopus. As it says at the organization’s website: “Octopuses are very intelligent animals that can learn to open jars, play with toys, and interact with their handlers…” hence the aquarium’s intention to build a stimulating habitat.

Speaking of habitats… let’s pause to give thought to those fishes holidaying in their homebound aquarium…


This is perhaps the best article I’ve ever read on the subject of keeping your fish safe while enjoying a well-deserved spring break. It especially stresses the difference between prepping the still fragile eco-system of a newly established aquarium and a stable tank that can (with certain measures taken) essentially ‘run on auto-pilot.’


In the meantime, hopefully, winter will abide by King Arthur’s decree and make a graceful exit by the time Aquariverse returns to its native clime…


We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

*Bird Feeder Photos by Felicity

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