A slick new aquarium in Gran Canaria is shaking up conservation in the Canary islands. Sarah Neish meets snoring sharks and wayward shellfish at Poema del Mar. The scene unfolds as though in slow motion. The tank with the wonky lid. The lightning-fast escape. The shout from the cleaner and the crab scuttling its eager way across the floor, claws clacking gleefully.
Table manners are officially old news, says Sarah Neish. Last year, eating out was all about getting messy. From Godzillasized freakshakes jammed with Twixes and dripping with ice-cream, to Burger CheeseBombs drenched in vats of gooey cheese and fried chicken doughnut burgers that left our fingers sticky with Krispy Kreme glaze, we basically spent 12 months turning into total beasts as soon as we unfolded our napkins.
The first rule of dining out in the Greek islands? Unless you haven't eaten for a week, never ask a restaurant to just bring out whatever's good. OK, do, but have a strategy - you'll need one. Nestled underneath the island's famous white windmills, tables here perch so close to the sea that waves wash over the rocks and splash your toes as you eat, causing even the most po-faced diners to giggle gleefully.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".