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Innovative Marine launches NUVO Peninsula series

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IM's new NUVO Peninsula all-in-one (AIO) aquarium systems place the filter compartment on one of the far sides of the long aquarium to allow placements where other AIOs would not be suited for. The Peninsula series features all the bells and whistles that IM AIOs are known for.

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Using the world's most powerful x-ray on coral skeletons

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Like tree rings and ice cores can tell us a lot about the history of the physical world, studying coral skeletons using powerful x-rays can reveal an impressive amount of information. Did you know stony corals absorb less strontium when it is warmer?

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Mantaray Island, Fiji, is a magical place

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Many reefkeepers have never had the chance to visit the exotic reefs some of their fish and corals come from. We hope everyone reading this has the opportunity some day. Mantaray Island in Fiji is a poster-child for a healthy coral reef in all its splendor.

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Bobbit worms really are the stuff of nightmares

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Bobbit worms (Eunice aphroditois) are about as terrifying a worm as you'll ever see. These predatory worms can grow to scary length - over 2 meters/6 feet - and pack toxins to immobilize their prey. And yes, they've been known to hitchhike on live rock.

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Google really understands perks

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Google is famous for fostering the ideal work-space to motivate their employees. As if free gourmet food, massages, a gaming room, nap pods, and a state-of-the-art gym aren't enough, the employees of Google Munich get to relax in this room.

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A new Australian hard coral

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Scientists have discovered a new species of Cyphastrea coral (AKA "Meteor Shower Coral") at Lord Howe Island, a small, isolated island off the Great Barrier Reef. While it looks like most other Cyphastrea (species within this genus really look similar), genetic analysis reveals it is unique.

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Sea urchin spines could fix bones

By American Chemical Society on Mar 23, 2017 at 09:00 AM

More than 2 million procedures every year take place around the world to heal bone fractures and defects from trauma or disease, making bone the second most commonly transplanted tissue after blood. To help improve the outcomes of these surgeries, scientists have developed a new grafting material from sea urchin spines.

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A new crazy crayfish!

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This is Cherax warsamsonicus, the newest described tropical crayfish species, and it is the hotness. C. warsamsonicus is found in West Papua, Indonesia.

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A new Japanese freshwater goby

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Rhinogobius mizunoi is a new species of goby from the mountain torrents of freshwater streams in Japan (western Hokkaido southward to southern Kyushu) and Cheju Island, Korea.

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The Pacific leaping blenny is a weird, gifted reef fish

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Like mudskippers, coral reefs also have other amphibious fish that spend part of their lives out of the water. Leaping blennies of the South Pacific emerge out of the sea to hop around the rocky shores.

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Strongest underwater glue ever inspired by bivalves

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Move over Cyanoacrylate? Inspired by the natural adhesive proteins that bivalves such as clams and mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks, scientists have developed a new "super"glue called Poly(catechol-styrene) that may be the strongest underwater adhesive ever.

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Sparkly! A new species of triplefin blenny

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Helcogramma atauroensis is a new species of triplefin blenny from the Indian Ocean that packs a lot of colors - almost like a galaxy of stars - into its tiny frame.

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Two new species of deep-water Grammatonotus fishes from Pohnpei

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Surveys of deep reefs (a few hundred meters down) are discovering exciting and gorgeous fish species previously unseen by man. Two striking Grammatonotus (AKA Groppos) species have just been described.

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The evolution of one of the world's best reef tanks

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Viking V's massive 2000 liter (528 gallon), 300X80X80cm (120x30x30") reef tank is truly one of the world's great aquariums. This video shows the progression of this reef - from a pile of rocks in 2011 to a masterpiece in 2017.

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Understanding how corals respond to stresses

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Corals don't have obvious vital signs (like a heart beat) that we can take readings of to gauge a specimen's health, but new research into their stress response may give us the first metric to get a coral's "physical" snapshot.

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