Take a slow, deep dive into marine life

| Apr 11, 2015

Take a slow, deep dive into marine life

by Jason Jenkins

Island nations have a unique relationship with the sea, and for Japan these connections often manifest themselves through its culture and cuisine. This can make an aquarium visit doubly interesting: Come for the fish, stay to watch the visitors as they admire each tank’s ...

Only one tuna left amid mystery deaths at Tokyo aquarium

Mar 25, 2015

Only one tuna left amid mystery deaths at Tokyo aquarium

Workers at a Tokyo aquarium are scratching their heads after a mass extinction in its renowned tuna tank. Only one lonely tuna remains in the vast doughnut-shaped enclosure that was once home to nearly 160 fish. A spokesman for Tokyo Sea Life Park in ...

'Eco Edo' art aquarium is a different kettle of fish

Jul 29, 2014

'Eco Edo' art aquarium is a different kettle of fish

by Masami Ito

Japan loves goldfish, especially in the summer, during which festival goldfish-scooping games are always popular and yukata (light summer kimono) and hand-held fans often sport goldfish patterns. The delicate sound of the furin wind chimes and images of fish swimming in clear water evoke ...

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

Oct 29, 2013

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

Right after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck in March 2011, Junichi Jingu, manager of exhibits at Marinepia Matsushima Aquarium, feared that he would never see its rare Commerson’s dolphins again. “The shaking was so strong that I thought the floors would collapse,” Jingu, ...

Belugas create 'art' at Yokohama aquarium

Sep 20, 2013

Belugas create 'art' at Yokohama aquarium

Beluga whales at a Yokohama aquarium are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art program for visitors, an official said. The whales at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise will begin showing off their skills with specially adapted paintbrushes they are able ...