Two seal pups died in separate incidents recently after humans—no doubt well-meaning individuals!—attempted to help them, thinking they were abandoned or distressed. Say it with me now, slowly and loudly: Stop trying to rescue wild animals by yourself.
If your attempts to own and care for a pet fish have resulted in a non-stop procession of toilet-side funerals, this new aquarium from Takara Tomy should help boost your success rate. It’s filled with colorful virtual fish you draw and color yourself that will only die if your smartphone does.
As mesmerizing as an aquarium full of fish can be, it's hard to not feel bad about imprisoning them in a glass cell. And maybe that's partly what inspired Adam Ben-Dor, the creator of that awesome animated Pixar-like desk lamp, to build the Abovemarine; a glass bowl on omni-directional wheels that lets its sole…
Forget about wasting all that valuable space underneath a kitchen island by filling it with pots, pans, and other bakeware. Designer Robert Kolenik has a much better idea: turn it into a gigantic saltwater aquarium that seemingly doubles as the perfect place to toss food scraps.
According to Colossal, aquascaping is an incredibly competitive art. I didn't even know aquascaping existed, but I have to admit that some of these winners from the Planted Aquarium Design Contest 2013 are beautiful and—when you see fish flying over mountains, deserts, and forests—they feel quite surreal.
I know, it sounds completely ridiculous. Who the hell would make an Avatar-themed aquarium? Well, this guy did, and he also included two beautiful waterfalls that cascade down their rock walls — despite both being completely underwater.
If you've always wanted a pet, but are so irresponsible that even keeping fish alive is a challenge, you'll be happy to hear you don't have to worry about feeding, cleaning, or even remotely caring for the creatures inhabiting this iPad-powered virtual aquarium.
Forget about the race car or canopy bed you dreamed about as a child. This custom-made aquarium headboard makes your boring old Serta setup just about the most amazing place you can rest your head at night. And possibly the most distracting.
Perfect for anyone who finds captive fish therapeutic but hates to clean their tank, a Japanese company has created this aquaponics system that connects a small vegetable garden to an aquarium filled with fish to recycle their poop.
The Sunshine Aquarium—located atop an entertainment complex in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo—features a unique ring-shaped see-through tank perched seven-and-a-half feet over guests that usually lets them watch the facility's seal population swim laps.
We understand that not every decor can accommodate a big flat screen TV mounted to the wall. But the TV Tank, which hides your flatscreen behind a giant aquarium, is like trying to conceal an Austin Mini behind a Lamborghini. It's still going to draw attention.
The world's smallest aquarium measures 30x24x14mm and holds only 10ml of water. For reference, 5ml is one teaspoon, so the aquarium can only hold two teaspoons worth of water. The tank was made by Anatoly Konenko, a Russian artist who makes his name in microminiature art. [Telegraph UK]
Last weekend, at the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco, some brilliant or deranged or brilliantly deranged man showed up wearing an honest to goodness fishbowl helmet. A helmet, on his head, with real, live goldfish inside of it. Here's video...
If two intense hours of Tron in 3D seems like a bit much, maybe spending a few minutes with some three-dee fishies is more your speed. This clip, shot at the Georgia Aquarium, is the perfect bite-sized 3D treat.
How cruel we humans are. Not content to tempt our domesticated birds and taunt our domesticated fish by keeping predator and prey in the same household, we felt compelled to engineer this fiendish habitat which brings them face to face.
If you hate your life, pause, and consider that it could be much worse: "I get calls at quarter to 12 on New Year's Eve," says Ralph Ammirati, who tends to the maxed out aquariums of New York's megarich.
Tired of those adorably saccharine puppy and kitten webcam shows? The Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon has set up a streaming camera showcasing their cantankerous 40-pound giant octopus, Deriq. Behold the OctoCam!
Yeah, watching some fish swim around in Planet Earth on a wall-mounted, flat panel 3DTV is probably pretty epic. But you know what's even better? Watching some REAL F-ING FISH swim around in your wall-mounted, flat panel fish tank.