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Huka is a 4-month-old river otter who's gaining attention at her aquarium in Toyko, Japan. River otter pups are born with white fur, which quickly turns black ... in most cases. But little Haku is unique, and her fur doesn't seem to be changing from its dusty-white coloring. Keepers say they believe she will remain their "fair-skinned beauty." Haku is still too young to be put on display with the facility's six other river otters, but soon she'll be there - catching eyes and earning fans. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy...

12,000 Shark Teeth Found During Aquarium Refurbishment

After draining a shark tank as part of a major refurbishment, keepers at the Sea Life Centre aquarium in Blackpool, England, were astonished to find more than 12,000 shark teeth littering the tank’s gravel, according to the Daily Mail U.K. The teeth had been building up in the tank since the last time it was fully…

10 Tips for a Healthy Fish Tank

For those of us who want a pet, but cannot commit to a cat or a dog, there are other pets in the sea. Fish are great for owners who don't have a lot of time to care for an animal, for people who don't have a lot of space for a companion and for families with children that pester for a pet. They are low maintenance, tranquil,…

Is the International Space Station getting an aquarium to spruce up their digs? Not exactly. According to Neatorama, the aquarium's goal is not solely viewing pleasure. The new Aquatic Habitat (AQH) was added as somewhat of a science experiment. Researchers will use this facility to analyze how microgravity impacts marine life. The industrial-looking aquarium is sponsored by the Japanese Space Agency, or JAXA. It's a closed-water circulatory system that will be used for multiple studies, including the impacts of radiation, bone degradation, muscle atrophy and development biology. There won't be any goldfish in this aquarium. Medaka fish are the ideal specimens because they are transpar...

The New England Aquarium celebrated a furry first this month. According to ZooBorns, the aquarium celebrated the July 11 birth of the first fur-seal pup to ever be born at the facility. The still unnamed newborn entered the world just after midnight. Luckily, the aquarium's overnight engineer suspected that 14-year-old mother Ursula was in labor, and called the veterinary staff in. Shortly after, Ursula was putting her flipper around her eight-pound pup. RELATED: Got an Adorbs Animal? Play the Who's Cutest Game Now! The Aquarium's marine mammal curator Kathy Streeter told ZooBorns she was happy to see Ursula's maternal nature kick in, especially since this is her first child. Streeter s...

Breaking baby animal news! Chicago's Shedd Aquarium celebrated the birth of a male Pacific white-sided dolphin two weeks ago. The dolphin calf and his mother, Piquet, made their debut swim, showing off their adorableness to the world. The pair will not be on exhibit for a few more weeks while Piquet nurses her son and gets him fully prepared for the show. We wish them both the best! Dolphins Love Dogs and More Fun Fido Facts:...