Location: Akwarium Gdyńskie MIR, Gdynia, Polska

A for Axolotl

'In the place of the capital Mexico, formerly a large lake had been located. The lake has been gradually drained since the days of the Aztecs, who cultivated chinampas fertile plots floating on the water.
Lake Xochimilco has been transformed into a system of canals. Last individuals of the Mexican axolotl live here currently, as well as neighbouring Lake Chalco. The Mexican axolotl requires deep lakes with abundant vegetation which is needed to lay eggs, The Lake Calco population is very low, and the lake itself an unstable environment that is likely to disappear in the near future.
Ongoing pollution of the lakes Chalco and Xochimilco and the traditional consumption of the threatened species by the local population intensifies the risk of axolotl's complete disappearance in the natural environment, in 1987, Lake Xochimilco was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.'
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  1. ...now those are some strange looking critters!

  2. What unusual looking marine creatures.

  3. wonderful creatures… I Always think that they are that rare and special

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