Archive for April, 2014

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore

April 29, 2014

The DWA was recently visited by master wildlife photographer and 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, Joel Sartore. He photographed several species on exhibit at the Dallas World Aquarium for his PhotoArk project, whose goal is to document biodiversity, showing what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time. For the […]

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Earth Day

Earth Day

April 17, 2014

On Earth Day 2014 (April 22), for the fourth consecutive year, we will be releasing Amazonian manatees in Peru. After the release, we will provide updates including photos and videos here on the website. At the DWA, we will be emphasizing how everyone can help on a local level with the conservation of pollinators like […]

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Spring into Action for Butterflies

Spring into Action for Butterflies

April 11, 2014

After what seems like an endless winter, it appears that Spring has finally sprung, and with that, the beauty of flowering plants, budding trees and especially Texas wildflowers. These colorful symbols of Spring provide important habitat for a number of migratory pollinators that call the State of Texas home every year. One of the most […]

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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

April 11, 2014

The Blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis) is about 33 inches (84 cm) long, including the length of its tail feathers, and has a wingspan of approximately 36 inches (91 cm). It weighs about 21–35 ounces (595-992 gr). Upperparts are turquoise-blue, underparts are largely bright yellow but the vent is pale blue. The bare facial patch is […]

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Maintaining the Tropics in a Less-Than-Tropical Environment

Maintaining the Tropics in a Less-Than-Tropical Environment

April 11, 2014

Whether you originated in the Northern states, or are a Texas native, it is safe to assume that we can all come to the same consensus – this winter was a rough one. Aside from the extra layers of clothing and unpleasant driving conditions, subfreezing temperatures and prolonged cold spells are a cause for concern […]

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Diving into Conservation

Diving into Conservation

April 11, 2014

Since its founding, The Dallas World Aquarium has been involved in a number of conservation initiatives, which are related to the animals displayed in our exhibits. Many of these programs are focused on ecosystems in Central and South America. Recently, we have become involved in programs a little closer to home that focus on important […]

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American Crocodile Conservation in Mexico

American Crocodile Conservation in Mexico

April 11, 2014

The DWA is participating in a new conservation project that involves three species of Crocodylia in Mexico: Chiapas’ caiman (Caiman crocodilus chiapasius), Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) and the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). During February, Luis Sigler, Conservation Biologist at the DWA, attended a workshop in Chiapas, presenting information about the dynamics, recent research, recovery and […]

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