THE wartime difficulties of aquaria societies, especially those which maintain public aquaria, have not proved so disastrous as at first expected. The Scottish Aquarium Society, at a recent meeting, decided to produce a modified edition of its journal Scottish Aquarium Herald, as Mr. R. Kerr, the original editor, is serving in H.M. Navy. Brighton Aquarium recently acquired an attractive exhibit of 120 silver whiting (Gadus merl angus), as well as congers, anglers, spider crabs, ocean sunfish and an owl fish. The Carnegie Aquarium at Edinburgh is also managing to keep a full stock of exhibits, including herring. Manchester Zoo Aquarium has 41 specimens of Neon tetra on view in the tropical section, as well as a large electric eel. Dudley (Worcestershire) Zoo Aquarium recently received some claw-footed toads.