Damn, we’ve been so incredibly busy that we have a months long backlog of cool non-posted stuff, but our good friends from WIREDmkt are giving us a hand catching up on things!
We just got back from this year’s International Aquarium Congress 2022, beautifully hosted by our friends from Nausicaá, where we now delivered animals at least a dozen times, which is why seeing our good friend Stéphane Henard again was such a treat!
1) A New Paradigm in Fish Transport where we bragged about our awesome ‘Mobile Station’, currently under construction in Coimbra, powered by our friends from the EEA Grants Portugal.
2) Veterinarian Hands Across the Atlantic Ocean, where we partnered with our Brazilian friends from Oceanic Aquarium and gave a detailed report on the pair of Carcharias taurus we moved from New York to São Paulo by air, in the middle of the pandemic, and then by road to Balneário Camboriú, 660 kilometers – and 20 hours – south. We then returned last Summer for some cool veterinarian exams and shared every detail with the audience.
3) Rhina ancylostoma: a most complex transport, for all the wrong reasons! For this presentation we partnered with Nicolas Hirel from Planet Ocean and shared a detailed account of an extremely difficult transport of one very large Rhina ancylostoma from Montpellier to Madrid by road, then to Gran Canaria inside a chartered Boeing 737, which flew back with four captive bred Stegosotma fasciatum, that were later flown (from Lisbon) to Vienna and Budapest.
But the highlight of this meeting was introducing our friends from Techaquarium to our (many!) aquarium friends, and guess where they are now?? Using their kickass residue-free acrylic polishing technology (you can see everything on Youtube) at none other then the almighty Den Bla Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen, with a second contract already signed with Sea Life Blankenberge for January. Not bad, for a company that’s not even one semester old!
In summary, we had an amazing time at the International Aquarium Congress this year and we hope to welcome you all to the Azores, for EUAC 2023.
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