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Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum: Riffhaie, Papageientaucher, Korallen & Bildungsauftrag | zoos.media


Hello, today we visist Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum. Dr. Jochen Reiter (director): Our educational mandate mainly consists of the senzibilization of all visitors for conservation. Evolution is the common theme of our exhibition. Evolution started in the sea, proceeded in fresh water and then arrived on land. We show different habitats of the sea like coral reefs for example. I think everyone knows the world’s coral reefs really suffer. They are victims of tourism and are also exposed to many other threatening factors caused by humans. We aim to educate the public about these issues for example with the new permanent exhibition “sea and human”, where we educate about different topics concerning the connection between the sea and humans. In this exhibition, there is an area focussing on marine pollution and how humans can change their behavior in order to limit the factors threatening coral reefs. Our institute is know and renowned for husbandry and breeding of corals. People, who wanna see many different species of corals, will be welcome to see a lot of them. We’ve got a great aquarium with cup corals. As soon as the will have grown over all the rocks, the installation will look like a painting. We breed corals behind the scenes in order to also enable a sustainability. Here we are in a great situation. There are also have got fluorescent corals here, but it’s impossible to put the impression of these in words, so you have to look at it here. At Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum, we’ve got one blacktip reef shark in our care. Unfortunately, another shark died, which was caused by a chronic pre-existing illness. There are some issues now: Will we proceed shark husbandry? Will there be one or even more new sharks? Animal rights populists often claim blacktip reef sharks would belong to the classic-pelagic sharks, which swim a lot. We, as experts for these animals, know this is not true. That’s why I don’t want to exclude, that one or more sharks will join into this beautiful blacktip reef shark aquarium. A new and exciting animal species for our institute are puffins living close to the entrance. We’ve got a young couple hatched in 2017. That’s why you can’t see the colorful beaks adults have during the beginning of the breeding season. If we watch the movies on television, which were taken during the breeding season, we see big colonies of puffins on the rocks. At the moment we’ve got one couple as a founding couple of a whole population like that. If you liked the video, I would be happy, if you give us a thumb up and if you’ve got questions, write them down in the comment section. In order to never miss a video, subscribe our channel for free.

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