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Giant Clams for Beginners: Beautiful, Hardy & Beneficial

Feb 26, 2014
Category
In the Aquarium

If provided the proper conditions, giant clams are a great choice not only for the beginner reef aquarist, but even for the most advanced reef aquarists, offering beauty, biological benefits as well as biological diversity. Proper lighting, water movement, trace elements and placement of the giant clams will ensure the health of these fascinating invertebrates.

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Goby Bodyguards Against Seaweed Assassins

Feb 26, 2014
Category
Marine News

When Acropora nasuta corals in Fiji find themselves being overgrown by a toxic seaweed (Chlorodesmis fastigiata), they send out a chemical “SOS” to certain gobies—in this case, the broad-barred goby (Gobiodon histrio) and redhead goby (Paragobiodon echinocephalus), according to a new study by Georgia Tech biologists. These gobies and corals have a mutually beneficial relationship: the corals offer shelter to the gobies, and the tiny fish act as the corals’ bodyguards.

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Great Beginner Fish for Saltwater Aquarium's

Feb 26, 2014
Category
In the Aquarium

This is a great resource for selecting fish for your first tank. It's easy to be drawn in to these beautiful fish you see at the pet store, you just want to make sure that your level of familiarity with reefing is up to par before taking in one of the more delicate specimens. My favorite on this list is the Yellow Watchman Goby. I had one of these in my 2nd tank and loved it. Reminded me of a Dr. Seuss character :) What's your favorite?

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"Immortal" Jellyfish Swarm World's Oceans

Feb 26, 2014
Category
Marine News

A potentially immortal jellyfish species that can age backward—the Benjamin Button of the deep sea—is silently invading oceans, swarm by swarm, a recent study says.

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Legal Harvest Of Marine Turtles Tops 42,000 Each Year

Feb 27, 2014
Category
In the Aquarium

A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles -- and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. All seven marine turtle species are currently listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The direct take of turtles has continued legally in many regions and countries, often for traditional coastal communities to support themselves or small-scale fisheries supplying local markets with meat, an

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Review Of My Nano Reef Aquariums Book

Feb 27, 2014
Category
The Nano Reef Aquarium

With an internal link to my site for ordering ... I have very FEW printed versions left but of course plenty of e-Versions.

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Mystery Over Flesh-Eating Disease That Is Killing Starfish Across The West Coast ...

Mar 1, 2014
Category
Marine News

Associated Press (n.d.). Researchers looking for cause of starfish deaths. A mysterious illness is killing starfish up and down the West Coast Scientists have dubbed it 'sea star wasting syndrome' The starfish literally melt and turn into goo as they die.

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A Beginner's Guide To Seahorses

Mar 7, 2014
Category
In the Aquarium

Before you try keeping seahorses, learn their basic care requirements to ensure your success.

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First Known Coral Reef Found in Iraq: Photos

Jul 4, 2014
Category
Marine News

We know there are coral reefs in the Persian Gulf, but until recently, we did not know there were reefs in Iraqi waters. A team of divers from the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany and the Marine Science Center at the University of Basrah in Iraq made the surprising discovery.

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Pacific Coral Changed Rapidly After 1850

Mar 15, 2014
Category
Marine News

A mysterious change in the food web of the Pacific Ocean started in the mid-19th century, and the skeletons of deep-sea coral tell the tale.

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Tagging aquatic animals can disrupt natural behavior

Nov 5, 2014
Category
Conservation

American and Canadian researchers have for the first time quantified the energy cost to aquatic animals when they carry satellite tags, video cameras and other research instruments.

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Can DNA Barcoding Really Save Endangered Fish?

Mar 21, 2014
Category
Conservation

There’s always been a kind of zen, a sense of serenity and connection to nature, about watching ornamental fish. That’s one reason more than 10 percent of American households keep fish tanks, ranging from goldfish bowls to vast, meticulously maintained saltwater ecosystems. But according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation, this popular hobby may be causing some of the most beautiful species on Earth to become extinct.

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Devil in disguise: Small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs

Apr 29, 2014
Category
Marine News

A coral-eating flatworm has been identified as a potential threat for coral reefs. It is barely possible to see the parasitic worm Amakusaplana acroporae when it sits on its favorite hosts, the staghorn coral Acropora, thanks to its excellent camouflage. However, the researchers found that the small flatworm could cause significant damage to coral reefs.

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New Killer Sponges Found in the Deep Sea

Nov 5, 2014
Category
Marine News

Four new species of meat-eating sponges have been discovered deep in the waters off California, a new study says.

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31-Day Underwater 'Aquanaut' Mission Begins Sunday

Jul 4, 2014
Category
Marine News

A month-long research mission on the ocean floor, led by Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, is slated to begin this weekend. Fabien Cousteau and a team of "aquanauts" will spend a record 31 days living and working underwater as part of the expedition, dubbed Mission 31.

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Slow Life: Marine Animals Show Their Secret Life Under High Magnification.

Jul 4, 2014
Category
Marine News

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

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