Groupers find new home in Roquetas Aquarium

The Mediterranean grouper (mero in Spanish*) is a protected species, as we’ve eaten most of them, and so scientists receive EU money to try to breed the little buggers. Trouble is, sometimes the programme doesn’t work, and what to do then with 20 massive fish weighing up to 24 kg each? Eat them would be the obvious answer, but again, they’re protected.

Roquetas aquarium collapses over 9,500€ electric bill

Roquetas Aquarium has been served notice that it’s electricity supply will be cut off on the 7th of Feb if it does not settle an outstanding 9,500€ electric bill with Endesa. The Aquarium, the largest in Andalucia, is struggling under a 3,5 million euro debt, and its director says cutting off its electricty will cause the death of over a 1,000 examples of different species, including some rare and protected fish, as it has been Continue reading Roquetas aquarium collapses over 9,500€ electric bill

Roquetas aquarium will stay open this winter

The Roquetas aquarium has confirmed it will stay open this winter, despite refusals by the Junta to give them a grant. The owners said, in a sniffy tone, that they would meet expenses out of their own pockets “for the good of Roquetas”. They have also shelled out to buy a new shark which will be arriving soon. It seems that about 70% of the visitors this year were Spanish, the owners are surprised that Continue reading Roquetas aquarium will stay open this winter