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The smell of fish makes you a better critical thinker

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Talk about an interesting oddball study! Researchers conducted an experiment to see how the smell of fish impacted human test subjects' ability to reason. It turns out smelling fish makes people more suspicious, skeptical, and better critical thinkers!

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10,000 fish die. Aquarium investigated.

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Approximately 10,000 tropical fish have died in their temporary holding tanks while awaiting the completion of Brazil's new public aquarium. Local prosecutors are now investigating the tragedy.

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Dinosaur's extinction ushered in 'Age of Fish'

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Jurassic World is still making a killing at the box office, so this research is rather timely. Scripps Scientists say that we have the death of dinosaurs to thank for the huge explosion of fish diversity.

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Study finds plastic bags can be deadly to fish

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Are some of the bags we're using harming our fish? A new study finds that some polyethylene bags may leach enough toxins into the water to reach lethal concentration for the reef basslet, Pseudochromis fridamni.

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In North Korea, dead aquarium livestock equals death sentence

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An unnamed North Korean source reports the manager of a commercial turtle-farming aquarium was executed because "some of the tanks were not adequately supplied with food and water, leading to the death of a lot of terrapins." And you thought maintaining your aquarium was stressful.

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What's even cooler than two underwater waterfalls?

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Why, three, of course! This aquarium features three low-profile sandfalls (AKA underwater waterfalls), which look more like cascading whitewater than your classical ledge waterfalls.

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New and unusual coral species may shake up coral taxonomy

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Research conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yu Miyazaki and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus has found a very unusual new species of octocoral from a shallow coral reef in Okinawa, Japan. The new species can be considered a "living fossil", and is related in many ways to the unusual blue coral. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

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A canary in a paludarium

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Paludariums are awesome, but we found one that is particularly special. This lovely marriage of a terrarium+aquarium features a bunch of cute OTOs, ficus bonsai, orchids, and a yellow canary taking a bath in it!

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A story of unbelievable survival

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Common goldfish are often fed to big predatory fish, who dispatch their prey quickly in the confines of an aquarium. Yet, one goldfish managed to escape the jaws of death and survive undetected for at least seven years, secretly growing to 10 inches (25cm) in length!

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Starfish that clone themselves live longer

By Carina Eliasson on Jul 01, 2015 at 09:00 AM

Starfish that reproduce through cloning avoid ageing to a greater extent than those that propagate through sexual reproduction. This is shown by a new research study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg participated. The study has recently been published in the journal 'Heredity.'

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What's eating microplastics?

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Turns out, just about every marine animal at every step of the food chain is ... and at alarming rates. Earlier in the year, researchers confirmed that corals were eating microplastics.. Now new research provides indisputable evidence that zooplankton are eating lots of microplastics in the wild, which means every animal up the food chain is as well. Crikey!

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A peek into aquarium history

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We love seeing aquariums of yesteryear. Two more antique aquariums listed on eBay - a 1876 cast iron tank and a seahorse-legged aquarium/stand setup - provide us a glimpse into our fishkeeping past.

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Electric Daisies

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We share another beautiful image by Mitchell Brown. Corals under fluorescence are breathtaking sights to behold. Zoanthids are coveted for their flower-like beauty, but they are truly special when fluorescing!

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Mission Madagascar Complete!

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Beautiful captive-bred Madagascar clownfish are finally available in the marine aquarium hobby! From consistently eating their own eggs to now laying batches one on top of the other, the broodstock pair has come full circle in their spawning behavior.

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Can bright light offset harm caused by acidification?

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A new fascinating study discovered that giant clams (Tridacna squamosa) were much better able to survive and grow in elevated CO2 waters when they are under high PAR lighting.

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