Animals & Pets

MCSPCA Grateful Dog Walk Raises Awareness and Dollars – Find Out How To Stop Puppy Mills

Posted October 18, 2012 by Len Rapoport

19th Annual “Grateful” Dog Walk & Pet Fair or the past three years I have been attending the Monmouth County SPCA’s Annual Dog Walk and Pet Fair and this year it was the best one we have attended.  Monmouth County is located in central New Jersey and is a lovely place to live and work. […]

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The Importance Of Dolphin Counting, With Knowing Comes Caring

Posted July 24, 2012 by John Soule

Spending the day at the beach can mean a lot of sights and sounds for those of every age.  And for those familiar with mid-Atlantic beaches, know that part of the excitement of being at the beach is scanning the waters just offshore for a glimpse of passing marine life.  It often starts with someone pointing at […]

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National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program – Dolphin Count 2013

Posted July 15, 2013 by John Soule

Annual dolphin counts help marine mammal specialists capture a snapshot look at dolphin populations, reproduction rates and ocean health. Looking at the population numbers over the years can help to determine the health of the coastal ecosystem as well as the abundance of prey.

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Healthy Aquariums Through Simple Water Changes And Easy Maintenance

Posted July 29, 2014 by Len Rapoport

At the age of seven, my uncle who kept and bred tropical fish gave me my first fish tank.  I loved my aquarium which was at the side of my bed. At the age of ten,  I traveled to Manhattan by bus and train from Coney Island, Brooklyn to the tropical fish stores on Nassau […]

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The Eyes Have It – Underwater Photography of Wildlife

Posted September 19, 2014 by Howie Grapek

As a seasoned master diver and snap-happy underwater explorer, I am constantly trying to capture all of the unique creatures and beautiful environments with my camera. All safe divers know that we must “plan our dive” and “dive our plan”. This includes depth planning, air consumption, what we will be exploring, hand signals and communication […]

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Marine Life

Shark Alert – Blacktip Reef Sharks Seen at Baltimore Maryland Inner Harbor

Posted August 10, 2013 by John Soule

Just in time for Shark Week, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has unveiled its spectacular new 13,500 square foot, 260,000-Gallon Coral Reef Ecosystem featuring Blacktip Reef Sharks, 700 Marine Animals, 3,000 Pieces of Coral and a 518 Pound Sea Turtle.

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FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products-Waggin Train Responds

Posted October 14, 2012 by Len Rapoport

I have been purchasing the Wagon Train strips at Costco for my dog for a number of years. I realized they were too hard and had sharp edges and would be dangerous to feed my 14 pound dog this way, so I decided to soften them up.  There package does suggest that you can soak […]

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Florida’s Lion Country Safari 5 Stars For Fun

Posted December 23, 2016 by Len Rapoport

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the […]

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2012 Australian Equitana at Melbourne

Posted November 28, 2012 by IMPress Archives

  This years  Australian Equitana was held at the Melbourne Show Grounds attracting under 60,0000 people from around Australia and from all over the world. More than 300 exhibitors attended the four day event making it the biggest equine event in the Southern Hemisphere. Australian Equitana attracted some of the world’s best equine presenters.  Experts […]

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