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The Spotlight

The educational weekly newsletter published especially for you.

Happy Tanks-giving

November 23rd, 2018

Gratitude (noun): The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and return kindness. Read More »

The Pen-cilfish is Mightier than the Sword

November 17th, 2018

This week was a hard one to those of us who’ve known no life but one filled with the works of Stan Lee... Read More »

Family Thais

November 9th, 2018

According to The Nation, one third of marriages in the United States began online. While that “statistic” seems ludicrous... Read More »

Nothing Betta!

November 6th, 2018

Chances are as soon as you hear the genus “Betta”, the species epithet “splendens” echoes in your mind... Read More »

Scientific Aquarian

October 27th, 2018

What makes us who we are? Are we slaves to the genes our parents gave us, or does the environment we live in... Read More »

Mighty Dimorphing

October 13th, 2018

We’ve all heard the phrase “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, and while there may be a lot of problems with that statement... Read More »

You Are What You Eat

October 6th, 2018

It’s no secret that what you eat has a pretty large effect on you, but when looked at through an ecological and evolutionary context... Read More »

Build Your Own Fantasea

September 29th, 2018

A long time ago, in a land far away, there was a fish called Santanichthys... Read More »

You Only Live Ninece

September 15th, 2018

Familiar to all, but especially to those with feline friends... Read More »

Squeaky Clean

September 8th, 2018

Every good tank has at least one bottom dweller, a cleanup crew to scavenge algae, leftover food, or other detritus left behind by sloppy tank-mates... Read More »

Work Hard, Play Hard!

September 1st, 2018

As the work week and the month of August simultaneously roll to a close, the bitterness of ending summer is sweetened with... Read More »

Red Tails and a Summer State of Mind

August 25th, 2018

Like many Oregonian naturalists, we’ll seize just about every opportunity for a pre-rainy season nature hike... Read More »