The Spotlight

The educational weekly newsletter published especially for you.

Rainbowfish Connection

December 1st, 2017

Reflection, refraction, and dispersion. These principles as they pertain to light, act as a recipe to form one of the most beloved meteorological phenomena known to man... Read More »


November 17th, 2017

Natural history repeats itself. Once successful traits arise in one organism, they tend to repeat across the animal kingdom from the deepest depths to the highest peaks... Read More »

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red, White, & Blue Fish

November 10th, 2017

More than a long weekend, Veteran’s Day is a time to honor the many sacrifices of those who’ve served in the United States Armed Forces. Wherever you stand on the political spectrum, we can all agree... Read More »

King Mekong

November 3rd, 2017

Bordering 6 major countries in Southeast Asia is the River Mekong. Stretching 4,350 km, it is ranked 12th largest river in the world, and the 7th largest in Asia. With such an unassuming ranking, you might be surprised to hear... Read More »

Fish or Treat

October 27th, 2017

Well, it’s the week of Halloween already, and now begins the panicked scramble to improvise final costumes. Lucky for us at the Wet Spot... Read More »

Fish Trek Discovery

October 6th, 2017

At The Wet Spot, we’re used to sharing our passion for freshwater fish, and converting even the most unsuspecting people into the kind of fish nerds we know and love. We are also familiar with... Read More »

Best in the West

September 29th, 2017

Sometimes, tumultuous environments are those that give rise to the most unique species... Read More »

Fringe Benefits

September 22nd, 2017

Fringe (n): the outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity/ the unconventional. In a world where anyone can have a voice, living on the fringe has become... Read More »

The Aquarist's New Groove

September 15th, 2017

Finding yourself in an aquarist’s lull? You could either let the calming sounds of the waves crash over you in perpetuity, or you can take a page out of Disney’s Peruvian Emperor Kuzko’s book... Read More »

Law & Order

September 8th, 2017

As animal lovers and aquarists, we are often drawn to and tend towards adding peaceful, and sure-fire compatible species to our tanks. We all know the dread and sick stomach feeling associated with... Read More »

Tough Nut

September 1st, 2017

Everyone knows someone whose hard exterior they’ve cracked to reveal a soft inner core. Some fish take this to a whole new level... Read More »


August 17th, 2017

The influence of the technological revolution has a wide reach from free-trade, education, networking, and the general spreading of ideas to a global audience. Reaching across geographic and cultural boundaries since 2012... Read More »


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