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The Spotlight

The educational weekly newsletter published especially for you.

Make It! Aquaria Edition

August 11th, 2018

It’s no secret many of the most unique and beautiful freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby originate from the diverse habitats of... Read More »

The Order of the Phoenix Tetra

July 21st, 2018

Do you know what you were doing at midnight on July 21st, 2007? Many of us were probably doing the same thing... Read More »

Give Pisces a Chance

July 14th, 2018

Lately, it seems our society focuses so much on what makes individuals and the groups they belong to different from one other. While it is, undoubtedly important to celebrate these differences... Read More »

Mother Roes Best

May 19th, 2018

Animals have been laying eggs for 600 million years (check it out!), and by all accounts, it’s a great strategy... Read More »

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th, 2018

Bienvenidos a Mayo, aquarists! Contrary to popular belief, this weekend’s anticipated holiday, Cinco de Mayo, does not celebrate Mexican Independence day... Read More »

Fish-vengers In-fin-ity Wars

April 27th, 2018

For those of us who are awe-struck by the multitudes of defensive and offensive adaptations present in the animal kingdom, nerding out about superheros isn’t much of a leap... Read More »

Don't Go(by) Chasing Waterfalls

April 20th, 2018

Inspired by the passion disseminated by LA County Natural History Museum Curator of Ichthyology, Chris Thacker, in her interview on the podcast Ologies, this week... Read More »

Eye of the Tiger

April 13th, 2018

The largest cats on earth, the tiger is one of the most recognizable and popular creatures for their... Read More »

Traversing Muddy Waters and the Blues

April 6th, 2018

No one knows the blues like McKinley Morganfield did. But before he made his move to Chicago to invent his own kind of blues... Read More »

Spring it On!

March 30th, 2018

Spring has officially sprung, and while many across the country spent their spring breaks enjoying the outdoors alongside the waking butterflies and bees, us Portlanders... Read More »

Gravity Waves Goodbye

March 23rd, 2018

A legend in his own lifetime, the extraordinary Stephen Hawking will remain one far beyond his years, as his ingenuity in the fields of... Read More »

Fish me, I'm Irish!

March 16th, 2018

March 17th marks the death date of a very important figure in Irish culture... Read More »