Newport Aquarium http://wvxu.org en Penguin gets first glance of herself on ArtWorks mural http://wvxu.org/post/penguin-gets-first-glance-herself-artworks-mural <p>Paula the penguin took a trip outside the Newport Aquarium Thursday to check herself out. The African black-foot penguin seemed only mildly impressed by the 25 foot tall version of herself painted on the north exterior wall of the Aquarium. The artists and young artist apprentices working on the mural, however, enjoyed seeing how their work turned out.</p><p>ArtWorks Cincinnati is in the midst of producing a "Shark Wall" mural for Newport Aquarium as part of the aquarium’s 15-year anniversary. When complete it will feature a 35-foot long sand tiger shark along with other marine life.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:55:21 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28787 at http://wvxu.org Penguin gets first glance of herself on ArtWorks mural Newport Aquarium marks 15 years http://wvxu.org/post/newport-aquarium-marks-15-years <p></p><p>The Newport Aquarium is celebrating its 15th anniversary.</p><p>Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery credits the Aquarium and Newport on the Levee for bolstering Northern Kentucky's economy.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:17:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26769 at http://wvxu.org Newport Aquarium marks 15 years Happy Birthday Bravo! http://wvxu.org/post/happy-birthday-bravo <p>The star of Newport Aquarium's new Turtle Canyon exhibit, <strong>Bravo, a 650 pound tortoise, turns 85 Saturday</strong>. He was hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. He arrived at the United States as part of the last group of tortoises exported from the Galapagos Islands.</p><p><strong>He didn't waste any time celebrating</strong></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25644 at http://wvxu.org Happy Birthday Bravo! Turtle Canyon opens this weekend at the Newport Aquarium http://wvxu.org/post/turtle-canyon-opens-weekend-newport-aquarium <p>The Newport Aquarium gave a sneak peak of it's newest exhibit, Turtle Canyon, to the media today.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/vn0Okn5GWKg</p><p>It features&nbsp; two of the largest turtle species in the world:&nbsp; A Galapagos tortoise named Bravo that weighs more than 600 pounds and is the largest turtle in the Midwest and a more than 100-year-old 118-pound alligator snapping turtle, as <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/turtles-get-prime-place-newport-aquarium" target="_blank">reported by Ann Thompson February 18th</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:15:08 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 24436 at http://wvxu.org Turtle Canyon opens this weekend at the Newport Aquarium Newport Aquarium studying why shark ray pups died http://wvxu.org/post/newport-aquarium-studying-why-shark-ray-pups-died-0 <p>Update:</p><p>The executive director of the Newport Aquarium is optimistic that Sweet Pea will give birth again and when it happens he's confident his team will have more information about caring for shark ray pups. Eric Rose says the problem was <strong>they were not able to digest their food, and consequently did not put on weight. </strong>This was despite efforts to tube feed them with a paste of shrimp, fish and vitamins.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:51:30 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik & Ann Thompson 23587 at http://wvxu.org Newport Aquarium studying why shark ray pups died