Category Archives: Aquariums

Juramuseum Eichstätt

Everybody knows fossils from the Solnhofen limestones. At least one fossil. This one: the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx lithographica. (from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license) But the Solnhofen Limestone is about much more than dinobirds, and in … Continue reading

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Berlin aquarium’s tuataras

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Berlin has a very nice aquarium, which doesn’t only house fish, but also reptiles, amphibians and insects. I rarely go, though, because the entrance fee is much higher for me than the zoos, and especially because … Continue reading

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The Ozeaneum in Stralsund part 3

After two posts of architecture, whale skeletons, plastic models and stuffed animals, it’s finally time for some live animals! The Ozeaneum has plenty of aquaria, but I only have a handful of OK pictures, mainly because I was pushing a … Continue reading

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The Ozeaneum in Stralsund part 2

Enough whales for now in this series of posts. Once you get up t the top level of the museum there is an exhibit on “The World Ocean – Diversity of life”. Sadly, as all exhibits in the Ozeanuem, it … Continue reading

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The Ozeaneum in Stralsund part 1

What may look at first glance like a scheme of a hadrosaur footprint – the poor animal has lost the terminal phalanx of the middle toe, though – is in fact the stylized outline of the Ozeaneum on the city … Continue reading

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Baltic Sea break

This holiday is turning more and more into a rain check thingy for dinosaurpalaeo. I own a UMTS USB stick, but I can’t even get a connection for more than 10 seconds. not even my cellphone gets emails regularly. I … Continue reading

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The sea turtles in the Meeresmuseum

Encounter of the turtle kind. I’m posting this without any further comment, because any further thought on marine turtles and what we are doing to them would just derail this into an endless rant. I’ll just say this: if you … Continue reading

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