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Rio Tapajós Damming: Belo Monte’s Sequel?

The next posterchild in Brazil’s damning of the Amazon is the São Luiz do Tapajós Dam

22 Apr 10:56 AM 2 Read More...

Belo Monte: Protests mount against “Monster Dam” on Brazil’s Rio Xingu

Biologists and human rights observers are calling it an epic disaster in the making, a massive river-damming complex in the heart of the Amazon basin that threatens tens of thousands of native rainforest dwellers and the fish populations that sustain them and enrich the aquarium world.

22 Sep 4:35 PM 3 Read More...

¡Viva Baja! New Monterey Bay Aquarium Exhibit Looks South

Just when you think the visual delights cannot get any more dazzling, you round the final corner and all the color drops away to reveal a perfectly simple display: a fat, round tank where hundreds of brilliant silver Lookdowns (Selene vomer) swim circles all day, their long flat noses bright against the tank’s calming, blue-lit interior.

17 Feb 8:08 AM 0 Read More...

Battlelines Drawn as Brazil Pushes for Mega Dam on the Rio Tapajós

After the loss of an epic battle over the Belo Monte project on the Xingu River (the huge dam started operations in early 2016), the Tapajos is expected to become the primary focal point of forces opposed to damming the wild rivers of Amazonia.

23 Apr 2:04 PM 0 Read More...

XINGU Rising

Río Xingu is ground zero for what has been called the worst environmental disaster in a generation—the highly controversial, widely reviled Belo Monte Dam. This infrastructure project, which has been in development since 1975, has been reported even in mainstream international news outlets, mainly due to the fact that its impacts will include catastrophic environmental and social costs for the entire Xingu River basin.

01 Apr 2:42 PM 2 Read More...

PlanetXingu FundRazr Campaign To Fund Rio Xingu Scientific Expedition

The Lower Rio Xingu, imminently threatened by the Belo Monte Dam project, is the subject of a grassroots crowd-funding effort to support biodiversity research before it’s too late.

13 Jun 2:41 PM 0 Read More...

New Tiger Pleco—Panaqolus tankei—Described

The beautiful plecostomus from Brazil’s Rio Xingu known as L398 is formally described.

17 Nov 8:39 AM 0 Read More...

A Smuggler’s Favorite, the Zebra Pleco “L46” Receives CITES Listing

Will new regulations on international trade stop the smuggling of this stunning black & white Plecostomus?

04 Nov 11:48 AM 8 Read More...

Tapajós River Dam Denied License

Brazilian environmental agency rejects Tapajós River mega-dam, citing likely major impacts on Amazon’s indigenous people and the environment.

11 Aug 1:34 PM 1 Read More...

AMAZONAS “South American Killifishes” Issue Inside Look

The May/June 2016 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and now delivering to print magazine subscribers and local aquarium shops. Here is a sample of articles and opening pages for readers wondering what the issue will deliver.

12 Apr 11:00 PM 0 Read More...