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The Spotlight

The educational weekly newsletter published especially for you.

Southeast Asia Rocks!

May 31st, 2019

On a map of the world, Southeast Asia looks somewhat unassuming. Making up only 3% of the world's... Read More »

Mem-o-reel 'em in

May 24th, 2019

Memorial Day has come around again, which means summer is officially here! While we’re... Read More »

How Low Can You Congo?

May 17th, 2019

If I say “African cichlid”, you probably associate “Malawi” or “Tanganyika”, but let’s not forget about another tropical hotbed for biodiversity on this massive continent: the one-and-only Congo Basin. Stretching 1.5 million square miles from the East African Rift to the Atlantic Ocean... Read More »

The Whitelist

May 12th, 2019

James Spader fans around the world are familiar with the concept of a blacklist. In the aquarium trade, blacklists... Read More »

Carp Out

May 3rd, 2019

With the burgeoning of May, Portlanders like ourselves try to spend every possible moment in the sunshine... Read More »

Endler's Game

April 26th, 2019

Every freshwater aquarist has a soft spot for guppies. Their bright colors and active personalities... Read More »

Naive Melody

April 5th, 2019

Choosing to live a life as an explorer, taxonomist, or biologist is a deeply romantic path that one wouldn’t choose in pursuit of wealth or fame, but rather in search of truth and discovery... Read More »

Wowee Malawi

March 29th, 2019

We all know Lake Malawi is big, but wrapping our heads around its very real massiveness is a difficult task... Read More »

Your Tetra Well Spring

March 22nd, 2019

Spring is upon us! The birds celebrate her return with festive song, as this Wednesday marked the Read More »

Old World Pie

March 15th, 2019

March 14th may seem like any other day to most of us... Read More »

Break into Barbs!

March 9th, 2019

What is a barb? A sharp, pointed projection, or a non-phylogenetic grouping of fork-tailed, energetic, and easy-to-care-for cyprinids? Read More »

Catfish Lover's Delight

March 1st, 2019

Ranking fourth in landmass, the South American continent has a ridiculously large number of biomes for its size. Read More »

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