Las Vegas — The Shark Reef Aquarium Hammerheads can now be seen by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino visitors.
This spring, two new curious creatures are lurking beneath the surface of Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. The attraction’s newest residents, a pair of Scalloped Hammerheads, were recently introduced into the 1.3-million-gallon Shipwreck exhibit.
Distinguished by the unusual shape of their heads, Scalloped Hammerheads reside in coastal warm temperate and tropical seas, and can grow up to 14 feet in length, weighing over 300 pounds. Shark Reef Aquarium is one of only three aquariums in the United States that Scalloped Hammerheads call home.
“Scalloped Hammerheads are one of the most distinguishable species of sharks and we are honored to welcome these stunning creatures to our aquarium,” said Adrienne Rowland, director of Shark Reef Aquarium. “Guests will be intrigued when they see these magnificent fish swimming alongside other Shark Reef favorites.”
Each of the Scalloped Hammerheads was retrieved from a sustainable and healthy population in Hawaii. Other populations of Scalloped Hammerheads were listed as an endangered species in 2014.
“We are fortunate to have these animals in our aquarium for our guests who may never have the opportunity to see them in the wild,” said Rowland. “This experience provides guests with a better understanding of the delicate balance of life in our oceans.”
Shark Reef is now home to two species of hammerhead sharks: the Scalloped Hammerhead and the smaller Bonnethead Sharks.
A number of popular bars in Reno offer good food, fun drinks, intimate spots, cozy dining, and wild atmosphere for tourists and locals alike. From upscale pubs to hip and indie-style night spots, the bars in this northwestern side of Nevada provide diverse options for partying guests. Here are some of the popular nightlife spots that are worth checking out:
Amendment 21 Grill and Sports Bar
Amendment 21 is an ideal place for enjoying sports shows, especially football games.
This casual spot in downtown Reno serves beer on draft and traditional American-style food. Its guest amenities include a billiards area, HD sports programming, video-game consoles, and internet jukebox.
Amendment 21 serves lunch and dinner everyday and the popular breakfast specials during weekends.
As one of Reno’s largest music venues, The Underground features some of the best local, regional, and national acts to ever grace the night scene. It has already hosted a series of post-Burning Man parties and a couple of private events with shows ranging from the hardcore to the world beat.
It boasts professional sound engineers for their events and it has access to the hottest DJs and other music talents in the country. The place promotes that urban feel with the brick walls and spaces that can often fit the guests’ party requirements. The Tree House Lounge showcases walls covered in art, a stage with stripper poles, and a totally jungle-gym feel.
Providing another unique vibe to the he nightlife experience, it features a 4,000-square-foot area called the Showroom, an ideal venue for concerts, dancing, and wild party nights. It offers a professional stage complete with concert video, sound, and lighting equipment. It has a fully stocked bar with the finest bartenders in town. The Underground also provides guests with a VIP room and another option to enjoy the night through that more cozy, intimate feel at The Back Alley Lounge.
5 Star Saloon
The 5 Star Saloon located in downtown Reno features a diverse crowd including homosexual and straight party people who enjoy meeting new friends for a fun and wild night.
Guests come over to listen to live shows and DJs or play billiards. On the weekdays, it has a friendly neighborhood bar; while on the weekends, it prides itself as a jam-packed dance club.
This bar spot also features the 5 Star Saloon Store where people can buy merchandise items with the bar’s trademark including shirts, hats and caps, bags, mugs, buttons and magnets, intimate apparel and adult fun stuff.
There is a fast-growing demand for Asian cuisine in the United States. One of the most popular is Chinese cuisine, which is readily apparent with the number of Chinese restaurants available in different states.
Henderson, Nevada is primarily a residential and commercial area that is just a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Living up to the Vegas signature offering of awesome buffets and delectable dining spots, the popular Chinese restaurants in Henderson offer a variety of famous house specials, combo meals, mixed vegetables, noodles, rice, and of course, the Chinese restaurant trademark fortune cookies.
From a local’s point of view, which ones are the most popular Chinese restaurants among Henderson residents?
P. F. Chang’s China Bistro
Serving a mixture of traditional and new variations of Chinese food, P. F. Chang’s China Bistro offers a unique combination of Chinese dishes, desserts, and fine wines all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro. There is a children’s menu and high chairs are available upon request. Customers can also dine on the patio or request to reserve a private room.
This dining spot boasts of using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in every dish. It has a variety for any guest’s preferences from raw food to cooked meat to vegetarian meals. All entrees are served with a choice of either steamed brown or white rice. For starters there are soups, salads, sides, lunch bowls, noodles, rice and desserts. They also offer a good variety of specialty hot teas.
China A Go Go
China A Go Go has a great selection of traditional Chinese dishes at reasonable prices and very large servings. A top favorite is the wonton soup full of veggies, wontons, sliced pork, chicken, and shrimp.
This Chinese restaurant provides fast delivery within a three-mile radius in any of its three locations in the Henderson area. The service is always fast and friendly. The menu constantly expands to suit the diverse tastes of the diners.
With more than 1,000 branches throughout the U.S., Panda Express is one of the fastest growing Chinese restaurant chains in the country — Henderson is definitely part of the list. Award-winning designers and architects provide every Panda Express a unique and inviting look as each location radiates a dynamic background matching the unique taste of the meals being served.
In this Nevadan valley, the Orange Chicken is one of the most popular dishes. The large number of combo plates available offer each diner a choice between two or three entrees and a choice between noodles or rice for their meal orders.