Tropical Fish in the Snow
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Dec 2000
Now that winter is back again, we once more have the opportunity to see one of the world’s truly unique vistas…tropical fish in a snow bound lake. Yes, just 1˝ hours from Calgary is the only place in the world that tropical aquarium fish live outside, wild, all year long, in a natural body of water that has snow around it. It is the marsh below the famous "Cave and Basin", in Banff National Park, just west of the Banff townsite.
Collecting and other stories from the Island of Borneo
by: Earle Shim, The Calquarium, Dec 1999
The tropic is a fascinating place to visit and if you are a tropical fish enthusiast, a paradise. The abundance, profusion, and exuberance of life are incredible.
Two Wrecks, Part 3 (?): The Lake Illawarra
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Dec 1999
But now I would like to tell the story of the Lake Illawara, a recent wreck in Tasmania. But alas, the Lake Illawara is neither fish-filled nor spectacular. And in addition, I am almost certain that no one who reads this article will ever have the opportunity visit her; as it was only through the most unusual set of circumstances that I did, and thus became one of only a handful of people who ever has.
Two Wrecks, Part 2: The Yongala
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Mar 1999
Most people who travel to Australia do however end up in Cairns or Townsville in far-north Queensland, because from there you can reach one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. And from there you can also take a charter trip out to see the Yongala, the most spectacular divable wreck in the world.
Two Wrecks, Part 1: The Nord
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Feb 1999
This article is a little bit of a departure, as instead of dealing with things aquarist, its about things marinist. I know many of you harbor ambitions to observe exotic fish in the wild, as well as in your living room. So I thought I would write an article about going out and seeing the real thing.
Fish Watching, Down Under: Part 2
by: Wlad Franco-Valias, The Calquarium, Nov 1998
For people with an interest in reefs, snorkeling or diving in them can be described very easily with just one word: WOW! If you are interested in knowing what you are seeing, or remembering all the details, the above description still applies, followed by "information overload".
Fish Watching, Down Under: Part 1
by: Wlad Franco-Valias, The Calquarium, Oct 1998
Last May my wife and I spent a month traveling through Australia. One of the highlights was the chance to snorkel and dive in the Great Barrier Reef, something I looked forward to with great anticipation.