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The Amazing Aqua Van Facts

The new minibus is both a functioning fish tank and an homage to 1960s beach culture.

The new minibus is both a functioning fish tank and an homage to 1960s beach culture. (View larger version)

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  • There are over 85 different species of fish within the family Pomacanthidae.

  • Elasmobranch is a subclass of fish that encompasses all species of sharks, skates and rays, which have five or seven pairs of gills.

  • Sailfin Tangs defend feeding territories in pairs and the more territorial of the two develops a darker color.

  • Stingrays symbolize many different things to many different cultures. For aboriginal societies in Australia, the stingray represents social harmony, good parenting, cultural survival, peacemaking and a good harvest.

  • Scientists estimate that Loggerhead Sea Turtles can live as long as 62 years in the wild.

  • Due to the presence of stingray barbs in ancient Mayan burial grounds, archeologists have postulated that these were one of the tools used during bloodletting rituals.

  • During reproduction, male stingrays of this species bite into the female‚Äôs pectoral fin.

  • Lookdowns got their name because their heads resemble a disapproving, snobbish human expression.

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