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History from the year 2006

2006-12-31Children’s Birthdays

Children’s Birthdays

For several years now parents who wish to hold an original and educational birthday party for their children can do so with us at Haus des Meeres. Depending on group size the children are taken care of by one or several Biologists. The party starts w...
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2006-12-18Leaf-Cutter Ant Terrarium

Leaf-Cutter Ant Terrarium

This new attraction was invented by our colleague Mag. Köck: transparent pipes more than 25m in length in sum, connect the "living area" with the "food-" and "waste-" area. Meanwhile we have more than 500,000 ants!
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2006-12-15Success in Breeding Animals

Success in Breeding Animals

By the end of 2006, our colleague Dr. Abed Navandi once again achieved a great success in breeding animals: after breeding hundreds of Seahorses and the "Nemo-fish", he successfully bred Syngnathus Acus for the first time in Europe. To our satisfacti...
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2006-12-05After Invasion of the Dark

After Invasion of the Dark

On the evening of the 5th of December 2006 Mozart’s Requiem was supposed to be played over the roofs of Vienna in the direction of St. Stephan’s Dome from all 3 of Vienna’s old air defence towers. These include the tower in Augarten, in Arenbergpark ...
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2006-12-03Director Dr. Michael Mitic

Director Dr. Michael Mitic

He came in 1988 as a „Replacement teacher“, mediated from the Vienna National education board, for half-day work. Erich Brenner invited him to be the first employee with an academic title. At first he was looked upon suspiciously by the rest of the t...
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2006-11-07Flakturmgeschichte

Flakturmgeschichte

 Zugegeben, der Umstand dass unser "Haus des Meeres" in einem ehemaligen Flakturm errichtet wurde, hat mich in der Vergangenheit nur dann belastet, wenn meterdicke Stahlbetonmauern umgelegt werden mussten und dafür horrende Summen...
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2006-10-17Recognition as a zoo

Recognition as a zoo

In mid-2003 our house was granted the status of a European zoo according to the Brussels' criteria. The notification document Nr. MBA 6/7-M/A8890/02 encompasses 86 pages and regulates the keeping conditions for aquarium and terrarium animals, birds a...
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2006-10-03Ferrys Tropenhaus

Ferrys Tropenhaus

On October 3rd 2006, the Tropical House was officially dedicated to the memory and activities of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Starmühlner. During an official ceremony, his wife Edith Starmühlner and vice-mayor Grete Laska revealed the memorial plaqu...
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2006-09-15Haus des Meeres Film DVD

Haus des Meeres Film DVD

To promote our movie, in August 2006 we handed free copies of our DVD for all schools in Vienna, to the president of the Vienna School Board, Dr. Susanne Brandsteidl. At the same time, we offered the same to Lower Austria and Burgenland, from which w...
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2006-07-11Snakes in the city

Snakes in the city

  Das die Wiener Zeitung in ihrer Englischausgabe "News on Austria" über unsere 1,5 Meter lange "Grüne Mamba" berichtete, hat uns besonders gefreut! Diese besonders gefährlichen Giftschlangen sind in einem Hochsicherheitsterrari...
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2006-04-01Johann Weber passes away

Johann Weber passes away

Another hard loss within only a short time was the passing away of Johann Weber on the first April 2006. For more than 25 years, our Hans was working as management secretary. Moreover he helped us many times in difficult situations with his technical...
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2006-02-02Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Starmühlner passes away

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Starmühlner passes away

During the last visit of our mayor Dr. Michael Häupl in June 2005,we first notified a change in Dr. Starmühlner. Ferry-as his friends called him-was always known to be communicative and eloquent, but was obviously not feeling well on this h...
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