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Director of Publications: Mr Richard Farman, Director, Aquarium des Lagons
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Photo credits : Patrice Morin ; Emmanuel Desbouiges, Richard Ratiman, Aquarium des Lagons.
Intellectual Property – All rights reserved

The entire contents of this site are protected under the terms of French and international legislation concerning copyright and rights to intellectual property. Reproduction rights are strictly reserved, including for downloadable items and any photographic or graphic material. Reproduction of the whole or any part of this site by any form of electronic media whatsoever is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorised by the Director of Publications. Reproduction on paper of written text documents is authorised, particularly for educational purposes, provided the following three conditions are met :

  • Distribution shall be at no cost to the end-user
  • Respect of the integrity of the documents, which shall be neither modified nor altered in any way.
  • Credit to be clearly given to the original source, in these or similar terms:
    Example: “This document was taken from the Internet site; reproduction rights remain reserved by the original owners, and are strictly limited.” For any other intended usage of material contained in the site, please contact the Director of Publications.

Responsibility, liability

The electronic documents appearing in this site ( were thoroughly checked by our staff; however, it remains possible that we may have overlooked some errors. Should you notice any, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting us here .
It is also possible that the documents which appear in this site may have been updated since they were included here, and any document downloaded by the user may not necessarily be the latest version.
The Aquarium des Lagons cannot be held in any way responsible for such errors or omissions, or for the consequences of any use that may be made of material from the site.
Particularly, the site contains hypertext links which direct the user to third-party sites in order to obtain the required information. The Aquarium points out that it has no control over such sites and cannot accept any responsibility in this regard.

Relevant legislation

Article 34 of French Law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 on computerised records and civil rights guarantees the user the right to access, modify or correct any personal data which may have been collected through the use of the site. No personal information collected through the submission of computerised forms will be sold or otherwise communicated to third parties for marketing purposes.
Users are reminded that electronic communication media placed at their disposal may not carry indiscriminately any type of message. The French Penal Code (Article 227-24) prohibits the dissemination of violent, hateful or pornographic material, or of any material liable to cause harm to human dignity.
Similarly, the French Penal Code (Article 323-1 and following) prohibits any interference with the operation of electronic communications, which means in this case the deliberate disruption or alteration of the material appearing on the Internet site of the Aquarium des Lagons.

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