Thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium after Hokkaido quake

National Sep 11, 2018

Thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium after Hokkaido quake

The powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido and knocked out electricity across the prefecture last week also affected aquarium and zoo operations, with one facility losing thousands of juvenile salmon, known as parr, because it failed to maintain the oxygen supply for its tanks. The magnitude ...

National Nov 28, 2016

Sea Paradise operator to run new aquarium planned in Taiwan

Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc., a member of Japan's Seibu Group, announced Monday that it will operate an aquarium to be built in northern Taiwan. Construction will begin next year and the facility is expected to open in 2020, President Nobuyuki Furukawa told reporters after signing a ...

Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths

National Jun 22, 2015

Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths

A Tokyo aquarium suffering through massive fish deaths in its renowned tuna tank since late last year reopened the tank to the public Monday after adding 80 tuna. After the facility closed Sunday, workers at Tokyo Sea Life Park in Edogawa Ward added 80 tuna ...

Take a slow, deep dive into marine life

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY 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 ...

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

National 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, 59, ...