October 21, 2008

Congratulations to the Fort Fisher Aquarium for the Birth of Several Ukuleles...huh??

Atlantic Guitarfish (Atlantic Guitarfish. Photo courtesy of Fort Fisher Aquarium)

Well actually, the Aquarium staff calls them baby guitarfish. But we all know that it is ukuleles that always steal the headlines. Seriously, congrats to the staff and volunteers for yet another successful aquarium birth.

From the Aquarium at Fort Fisher's website, Water Logged:

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is proud to announce the successful birth of six guitarfish, born October 10. An x-ray the previous week confirmed the mother was pregnant...

...The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only a few U.S. institutions exhibiting Atlantic guitarfish. “We hope our work with breeding will help increase the numbers in public aquariums without relying upon collecting from wild populations,” Fatzinger said.

Make sure to check out their blog for the full story.
Water Logged




(Second Guitarfish Photo Credit)

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