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Godzilla goby: A new frilly-finned deep-water goby

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Exploration of the mesophotic Caribbean reefs have discovered many new goby species previously unknown to science. Varicus lacerta, dubbed "Godzilla Goby" by the scientists who described it, is the latest (and most unique) species yet.

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The best fish portraits you will ever see

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We know this is a bold statement, but just take a look at these images by Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich; we're certain you will agree this gentleman possesses unparalleled talent.

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Your fishes know your face

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For anyone who has ever believed their fish are able to recognize him/her from other people, a new research may finally substantiate your belief. Archerfish were able to correctly differentiate human faces over 80% of the time!

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Feature Study: Corals as the ultimate vegans?

By Eva Volman (1), Tim Wijgerde (2), Ronald Osinga (1,3) on Jun 08, 2016 at 08:00 AM

Can corals thrive on light and inorganic nutrients alone? Preliminary research suggests scleractinian corals require an external organic food source in addition to light and inorganic nutrients to maintain normal growth.

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Personality Changes Can Affect Fish Body Shape, Locomotion

By Brian Langerhans, Mick Kulikowski (NC State University) on Jun 07, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Fish that are bred to be bolder or more shy show corresponding changes to their body shape and locomotion, suggesting that personality changes affect other seemingly unrelated traits.

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OdySea, the US Southwest's largest aquarium, set to open this summer

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Construction is forging full speed ahead for Odysea Aquarium at Scottsdale, Arizona. With 200,000 square feet housing over 2 million US gallons of exhibits, it will be the US Southwest's largest public aquarium.

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Pet eel

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I stumbled upon an unbelievable video we shared a few years ago featuring Oliver the Green Eel, an incredibly tame moray. Oliver is not the only moray eel that enjoys people petting them.

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Boston's Museum of Science completes the 'Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River' exhibit

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Tenji has completed the design and construction of MOS' newest exhibit. The Yawkey Gallery provides visitors an interactive experience to help people understand the connection between man and nature on Boston's Charles River.

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When it comes to claws, right-handed attracts the girls

By The University of Adelaide on Jun 01, 2016 at 09:00 AM

A tiny marine crustacean with a great big claw has shown that not only does size matter, but left or right-handedness (or in this case, left or right-clawedness) is important too.

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Parts of Great Barrier Reef in serious trouble

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2016 has proven to be one of the worst years for corals on large parts of the GBR. Mass bleaching has killed 35% of corals in the northern and central GBR, and it's not over. It will take the GBR decades to recover assuming conditions don't get worse in coming years. The good news is the southern portion of the GBR are showing more resilience.

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Cirrhilabrus isosceles, a new fairy wrasse

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Cirrhilabrus isosceles is a newly described species and the 52nd member of fairy wrasses. Its current known natural range is from northern Philippines to Ryukyu Archipelago (Japan), occurring at a depth of 24-60 meters.

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Whole Foods to sell lionfish meat

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USA supermarket Whole Foods will be the first major chain to sell fresh lionfish. Whole Foods will roll out availability to 26 of its Florida stores on June 1, 2016. If all goes well (and we hope it does), we may see broader availability in the future.

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Prickly Peter Pans: Sea urchins do not "age"

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Researchers have discovered something remarkable about sea urchins: they experience negligible senescence (biological aging). A 100 year old sea urchin is as spry as a newborn.

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ADA 90p Aquascape: "Running Up That Hill"

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BD Aquascaping published a video showing the entire set-up process of "Running Up That Hill." The process itself really is as beautiful as the finished product and should serve as a great inspiration to expand your aquascaping techniques.

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Genital size doesn't matter -- for fish

By Australian National University on May 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Big isn't always better when it comes to the size of male genitals, according to new research. Scientists found when it comes to fish, females don't find males with big genitals any more attractive than those with normal or smaller genitals.

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