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You can own a piece of fish conservation history

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Up for auction is a true piece of American (and Boston) history. Written only two months after the United States signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783, this letter may be one of the earliest US governmental conservation documents in existence. Fish conservation no less. And signed by *THE* signature of all signatures, John Hancock!

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Reefkeeping is NOT under attack

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At least not by NMFS or NOAA. I really wish reef aquarists and experts alike would stop spouting this "we're under assault" red herring. It's serves only to undermine our own hobby and the animals we all love.

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The Fluorescent Maldives

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With the advent of technology, fluorescent night diving is becoming a popular form of underwater photography/videography. Biofluorescence has captured the interests of many reef divers and for good reason: sealife (particularly corals) are at their most amazing when they're transforming blue and UV light into unbelievable glowing colors.

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Sisters act together - Cichlid sisters swim together in order to reach the goal

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Many fish travel in shoals as a form of protection. But the exact shoaling patterns – who groups with whom – differ from species to species. A team of researchers from the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied cichlid fishes in Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. On their dives, the researchers observed that female fish dispersed longer distances from their natal grounds than males. To minimize risks and to secure the spread of their genetic information, females often swim together in a shoal with female siblings. Males, on the other hand, prefer shoaling with non-siblings. The results were recently published in the journal Oecologia.

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The artist formerly known as pufferfish has a new name

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In 2013, we blogged about a really cool Japanese pufferfish that creates incredible love nests on the sandbed which can be best described as geometric art. The Michelangelo of the sea now has a been officially described as a new species.

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This is how giants do

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Goliath groupers are massive fish that can grow nearly 2.5 meters in length (8 feet) and weigh almost half a ton (450kg). Last summer, scientists documented for the first time how these rare giants spawn.

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People really suck sometimes

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A LFS in Lubbock, Texas was burglarized on January 17, 2015. The thieves not only made out with the contents of the cash register, but they decided to shoot up ten stocked aquariums for no reason.

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Apistogramma kullanderi, a new showstopper

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Apistogramma sp. are amongst the most spectacular cichlids - nay, fish in the world. A new species was added to this genus last month. Apistogramma kullanderi continues the tradition of excellence for this dwarf cichlid genus.

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Chelidoperca santosi, a new and spectacular reef basslet

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The story of Chelidoperca santosi's discovery is as intriguing as the species itself. A bright red and orange Serranid (basslet) was found in the mouth of a larger grouper at a Philippine fish market.

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Nothobranchius flagrans, a gorgeous new killifish

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Lots of amazing new fish species have been described in recent weeks, and we'll spend the better part of this week telling you about them. This is Nothobranchius flagrans, a new killifish from the Republic of Congo.

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The secret lives of baby reef fish

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We know it's Friday. Just one last educational material for you to soak up before the weekend. We promise it's fun and worthwhile, as most things TED are. Baby reef fish fight an uphill battle to survive into adulthood, but they aren't hapless drifters. The lil' guys are rather amazing, actually!

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Laying the groundwork for the Frost Museum of Science's Aquarium

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The Frost Museum of Science at Miami, FL is under construction. It took 25 hours, a lot of machinery, and a bunch of people to lay the concrete foundation for the 600,000 gallon aquarium. Here's a fun time-lapse of the impressive process.

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Baby corals go where the zooxanthellae roam

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Scientists investigating the settlement of larval Acropora millepora uncovered two neat and unexpected discoveries: 1) Acropora in cooler-than-normal (not warmer) waters made poor choices by not settling on coralline algae and 2) baby corals can actually sense and seek out where the zooxanthellae are.

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A washing machine aquarium; don't press spin cycle

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We've written about aquariums built out of old TVs, computers, and even pianos, so why not one built from a front-load washer? Now how about a matching dryer aquarium?

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A Cichlid's Training Day

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Sit fish sit. Good fish. Maybe we can't make our fish sit, but there are many tricks we can teach the fish we keep. Fish are much more capable than people have historically given them credit for.

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