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Professor seeks to 3D scan every fish species in the sea

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Kinda creepy, very cool, and eminently useful for ichthyologists (lovely people who study fish for a living). Professor Adam Summers of the University of Washington wants to 3D scan every species of fish in our oceans. Pokemon Go, eat your heart out.

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Pacific Blue tang aquaculture breakthrough

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Rising Tide Conservation and the UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab announce the success of captive-bred Pacific blue tangs (Paracanthurus hepatus)! We provide their statement after the jump as well as a link to a wonderful Reef-to-Rainforest article.

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This clown triggerfish loves belly rubs

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Most pet fish - even those bred and raised in captivity - keep a healthy distance between themselves and their owners. But every now and then, you find fishes that love physical interaction with their owners.

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Your fish can get arthritis, too

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University of Southern California researchers have discovered that fish have joints similar to mammals that are capable of developing arthritis — just like you or me.

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Aquatic Life's affordable Reno LED lights

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Aquatic Life's Reno LED fixtures are now available in 10 different moels with spectrums for both freshwater and saltwater. Models include 7 and 9 inch clamp-mount lights as well as a 20 to 48 inch adjustable rail-mount lights starting at under $20 USD.

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Kissing Corals

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The BUM underwater microscope we reported about earlier this week is already producing some exciting footage that may show a phenomenon we've never seen before: polyps "kissing" each other.

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SECORE's important reef conservation work

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SECORE is a global coral reef conservation group involved in research, education, outreach, and reef restoration. They share with us a new film summarizing their important work. Share this video so your friends can get involved with SECORE. It's an excellent cause!

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Scientist develop first underwater microscope to study corals

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To date, studying corals at the microscopic level was confined to artificial laboratory settings. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California has designed and built a beast of a microscope that works undersea, allowing researchers (for the first time) to study corals in the wild at nearly micrometre resolution.

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Byculla Zoo to build aquarium with 360 degree clear underwater tunnel

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By now, we've all seen or have walked through submerged tunnels at public aquariums. The Byculla Zoo in Mumbai, India, is breaking ground on their new aquarium featuring a tunnel that is clear all the way around including the floor.

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Fishstar: a WiFi light, sensor, feeder, and underwater camera system

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A Chinese company is using crowd-source funding to develop an aquarium system that features WiFi, rotatable underwater camera, social media sharing, drum feeder, optical water level sensor, temperature sensor, and app-controlled LED lights.

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Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new Mauritius wrasse

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Halichoeres gurrobyi is the newest described reef wrasse. Like a lot of fish from Mauritius, H.gurrobyi is as unique as it is beautiful with its brilliant yellow stripes and striking peduncle ocellus (false eyespot near its caudal tail).

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I'll see your landscape background and raise you a waterfall

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We are seeing more aquascapes featuring terrestrial backdrops to create the illusion of picturesque landscape. This aquascape adds a very-well-done sandfall (AKA "underwater waterfall") to reinforce its visual trickery.

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Product Review: Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6020 and 6040 Propeller Pumps

By Dana Riddle on Jul 06, 2016 at 09:00 AM

From flow to power consumption, noise levels to heat transfer, Dana Riddle puts the Tunze Turbelle Nanostream propeller pumps through their paces in his extensive review.

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How cleaning fish are the 'con-men' of the coral reef

By Society for Experimental Biology on Jul 05, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Cleaner wrasse perform a cleaning service for coral reef fish -- namely eating parasites off their customer's skin. However, what the females of some species actually want is to lure in clients and 'cheat' them by biting off some tasty mucus before escaping.

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A Cory Catfish Convention!

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On June 9-11, 2017, 'Corydoras World Cory-Vention' will take place in the UK. As far as we know, this will be the world's first convention dedicated to these adorable little bottom dwellers.

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