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Comprehensive study finds reefs have a chance to rebound if we act

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A study comprising of over 35,000 surveys spanning over four decades concludes that Caribbean reefs are resilient if people would simply stop messing them up. While climate change is a real concern, it can serve as a de facto red herring giving people an excuse to ignore/justify the immediate destructive habits of coastal development and overfishing.

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Lucas Grant still producing amazing aquatic artwork

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I stumbled across Lucas' artwork last year and was instantly enamored with his talent (I'm a big fan of chalk, charcoal, and pencil art). In fact, I have personally purchased a few of his original artworks to display in my home. We introduced him to you last year, and he's still putting out some incredible work worthy of another article.

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No surprise: Commercial fishing and population centers seriously harm coral reefs

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A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes, corals, algae and fish that call the reef home.

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We're enjoying our extra special Snow Cone today

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It's Independence Day here in the USA, so we're taking the day off, enjoying time with friends and family, and doing our best to stay cool. Now who wants one of Matt Wandell's super Snow Cones? They're packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Climate change could stop fish finding their friends

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Like humans, fish prefer to group with individuals with whom they are familiar, rather than strangers. This gives numerous benefits including higher growth and survival rates, greater defence against predators and faster social learning. However, high carbon dioxide levels, such as those anticipated by climate change models, may hinder the ability of fish to recognise one another and form groups with familiar individuals.

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Mount up! Seahorse aquariums go upscale with SYNGNA All-In-One

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Seahorses are some of the neatest animals on earth, but their husbandry requires special attention that discourages most aquarists. Reef Eden's new SYNGNA AIOs aims to create healthier, streamlined, integrated systems for the care of seahorses.

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CAD Lights' PLS-50 Elite refines their pipeless nano skimmer

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Last July, CAD Lights introduced their pipeless nano protein skimmer, the PLS-50. The patented pipeless effluent design allowed their skimmer to have a tiny 3.5x3.25" footprint. A year later, CAD Lights has refined their PLS-50 with greater ease of use and improved performance.

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Ecotech introduces XR15wPRO LED light for smaller aquariums

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Ecotech Marine is introducing what is essentially a half-sized version of their flagship XR30wPRO. The $449, 85 watt XR15wPRO will consist of a single cluster array using the same LEDs as its bigger brother and shares all the same control features. We provide not one but two press releases about the XR15w.

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Aiptasia pallida gets reclassified into new genus

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When reefkeepers talk about "Aiptasia," we're probably referring to one of two common species: Aiptasia pulchella or A.pallida. A new phylogenetic study has concluded the latter is morphologically different enough to deserve its own genus, Exaiptasia pallida.

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Carry crabs are awesome lil' buggers

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Blennywatcher.com reminds us how cool these tropical crustaceans are. Carry crabs take mobile defense to the extreme. If you're muck diving and spot a peculiar item on the move - whether it be a sea slug moving at high speed or a banana peel scampering around - chances are you have witnessed a carry crab in all its sheer awesomeness.

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Just great. Damselfish are now found conspiring against corals too?

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Can corals ever catch a break? A new research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B finds the farming behavior of some damsels (Pomacentridae) "increases the prevalence of coral disease associated microbes and black band disease."

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A Look at the Ophiuroids: Brittle, Serpent, and Basket Stars

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

With their long wiry arms and exotic colors, Ophiuroids are some of the reef's most beautiful and intricate creatures. James Fatherree describes the general information and aquarium husbandry of this amazing class of echinoderms.

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Smithsonian National Zoo abruptly closes its Invertebrate Exhibit

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Last Monday, the Smithsonian announced it was closing its Invertebrate Exhibit. This Monday, its doors closed to the public. This means visitors to the National Zoo will no longer experience such animals as corals, cuttlefish, crustaceans, clams, and insects. 97% of the world's animal species no longer have representation at the Smithsonian! :sadface:

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Goldfish World Cup

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To piggyback on last friday's article about fish intelligence, we present Comet, a goldfish that has been trained to play football (both kinds), basketball, swim through hoops, swim through a slalom course, and other neat tricks.

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Fish are smarter than non-aquarist think

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Non-aquarists generally believe that fish are stupid and incapable of sentience, memorization, or even feeling pain. Aquarists know better, and science proves it. A review of their mental ability shows fish are on par with most animals.

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