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VLM Sea Turtle Physical

Yesterday, the Virginia Living Museum’s loggerhead sea turtle was given a physical examination.  The sea turtle was taken out of the Chesapeake Bay exhibit in order to get both a visual inspection and an internal examination.  The procedure went smoothly and the turtle was under…

Crayfish exhibit

Our “crusty crustaceans” exhibit, which was supposed to be a temporary tank in the Discovery Center, was finally taken down after three successful years and replaced with…crayfish! I know, not a dramatic change and of course they are also crustaceans, but they are cool anyway….

Balloonfish says hello!

As promised, here is one of many new underwater videos. This video was captured with a Panasonic DMC-TS3 underwater digital camera. The great thing about this camera is that it does not change the lighting and/or coloration of the underwater image, and instead captures the…

Coming Soon: Underwater Videos!

Ice on Pines I have always preferred using film cameras, especially with slide film, because of the clarity, color saturation,  and super-fine grain. I take pride in creating and using original images here at the VLM for my blog, articles etc. Photographing fishes requires a…

Chain Pickerel

Chain Pickerel Esox niger, are a species of fresh water fish most commonly found in rivers and streams. They are named for the chain-like markings along their sides. Pickerel have long, thin bodies and broad, rounded, beak-like rostrums, with a distinctive vertical bar beneath the eye. Their…

Reef Update

The Coral Reef Exhibit has been running well, the water cleared and the chemistry has stabilized. It is now the new home for several corals, anemones, and fishes. As the system matures, each animal will find its home within the exhibit and learn how to…

Reef tank modifications

We recently renovated our coral reef tank to add more substantial filtration. We added a large sand filter, a much more powerful pump, and several additional returns to dramatically improve water flow, essential to proper coral growth.          The white pipes are returns that have…

Roanoke Logperch Update

Next week marks the arrival (finally) of the Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) to our museum! Our aquarium curator, Chris Crippen, will be driving out to Marion, Va to the VDGIF‘s Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center to retrieve the new additions to our Mountain Stream Exhibit on…