I stumbled across a fascinating, sped-up video of a Plate Coral (likely Fungia sp.) feeding on pellet food. Watch as the pellets are moved by the coral from the outer tentacles to the central mouth where they are ultimately consumed.
In what is turning out to be Advanced Aquarist's 'Shark Week,' here's our next wallpaper: a stingray photographed by James Wiseman (reefpix.org) in the tropical waters of Grand Cayman. Stingrays are close cousins of sharks, both of whom are cartilaginous fishes.
Another great video by 333 Productions on shark conservation and what needs to be done to save these mighty living beings.
The Marine Aquarium Society of North America (MASNA) is giving away a Full Admission Ticket (including banquet, talks and trade show) to MACNA 2011 to one deserving Teacher or College Instructor along with 2 of his/her students.
The annual Cleveland Frag Swap turned out to be a major success with tons of eye candy and a ton of excited hobbyists.
This weekend we put the finishing touches on the download-able issues and they are now ready for download from our website. Now, in addition to a PDF version, there is also a Kindle and Nook edition for the eReaders in our audience.
Joe Romeiro of 333 Productions has produced an incredible shark handling video on YouTube.
In March we launched our new website, observed the rare white tang in all it's glory, witnessed how one person beat dinoflagellates, watched some great videos, and much more. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for March 2011.
From time to time, Advanced Aquarist will post the best recent aquarium videos we find. Here are three more beautiful reef aquariums (plus a bonus dive video) for your weekend viewing.
If you are a high school educator and are interested in teaching your students more about ocean acidification, NOAA will be presenting a series of webinars on the subject.
The Living Oceans Foundation has chosen The Bahamas for the opening of its Global Reef Expedition, a five year, world–wide study of the health of the coral reef environments. More information and the full news release after the jump
Matt Rogers of 3reef.com reports on the ReefBrite hand-held magnifying glass with a built-in ring of alternating white and blue (switchable) LED viewing lights.
NBC Learn recently released an educational video discussing threats to the world's coral reefs. The video does a good job presenting the information in digestible terms without talking down to the viewer. This is a good "primer" for anyone looking to understand the impact of warming waters and ocean acidification.
“[This experience is]why you should always keep a notebook listing all of the animals in your tank.”
Our friends at Atlantis Marine World (Long Island, NY) have formally announced their 97,498-square-foot, $24 million expansion! Construction began spring of 2010, and the new expansion is set for its grand opening in the summer of 2011.