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Beautiful Ocean Life Inspired Art

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We all enjoy staring into our tanks - sometimes for hours on end. Others take it to the next level and create art from those subjects.

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Rare White Tang on display at World Wide Corals [video and updated photos]

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WWC has posted a video of a rare White Tang over at our friends, www.reef2reef.com. Amelanistic Zebrasoma flavescens are extremely rare, and totally white specimens are even rarer (most xanthic specimens still retain some random pigmentation). See the video after the jump.

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Scientists Attempt to Design a Robotic Octopus [Video]

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A series of European research teams are currently attempting to create a robotic version of an octopus that could be used for marine salvage, underwater maintenance, and other underwater activities.

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Orphek announces customizable PR-156 LED Fixtures

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Orphek (an Advanced Aquarist sponsor) is now offering customers the option of ordering a custom light in their PR-156 line! Customers will have the options of choosing the number of white, blue, and UV/True Violet diodes desired.

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Reef Check EcoDive program

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Baros Maldives issued a press release that caught my attention. Their press release opens: "Baros Maldives has been awarded EcoDive Centre status by the official Reef Check organization, and is the first resort in the Maldives to offer the international Reef Check EcoDiver programme, which empowers people to save our reefs and oceans. Becoming the first EcoDive and training centre of the Maldives, Baros now offers guests EcoDiver courses which qualifies them to help EcoDive teams to monitor reefs worldwide." So I delved deeper into the EcoDiver program.

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Kessil adds another spectrum to their A150W line (plus new video)

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Kessil sure has been busy lately entering the aquarium market with their compact LED pendants. In addition to the current 15,000K and the planned 10,000K and 20,000K, they have now added a 6,700K LED pendant to their A150W lineup.

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Contest: Win a Copy of the 2010 Print Editions of Advanced Aquarist!

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In celebration of publishing our next book, we are giving away a copy of the 2010 Print Editions (both Books I and II). Read on for details on how to enter to win!

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Super Glue Inventor, Harry Coover, Dies at Age 94

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For all of us that have used super glue for attaching frags to live rock rubble or frag mounts, we are no strangers to his invention.

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Another illegal coral seizure in Cebu

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11 sacks of corals totaling 440 specimens of Acropora and Pocillopora sp. were seized by Cebu's Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force on March 28, 2011. These corals were not intended for live sale to the aquarium market, although (according to the reports) some would likely find their way into aquariums as either decorative curio or crushed substrate material.

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Marine Fish Poop -- A Major Calcium Carbonate Mud Source?

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Could it be that a major source of the carbonate mud on reefs and the missing components of the tropical carbonate factory is produced by fish waste? A recent publication in PNAS investigates this very question.

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Borneo dive videos

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Two new captivating short videos surfaced over the weekend of dives in Borneo. One is a daytime dive which includes videos of th Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Coral Banded and Cleaner Shrimps, Anemone Crabs and Sexy Shrimps, Golden Morey, Ribbon, and Leopard Eels, Anglers, Leaf Fish, and more. The night dive is even more spectacular, showcasing outer-worldly nocturnal creatures ... including the Flamboyant Cuttlefish in the hunt!

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MASNA $2500 Student Scholarship Available

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Marine Aquarium Socieites of North America is offering a $2500 scholarship to a qualified student. Read more for details.

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Mountain West Reef Fest 2011

Red Lion Hotel, Salt Lake City UT, from Nov 06, 2011 04:00 AM to Nov 06, 2011 12:00 PM

Published on Mar 27, 2011 at 08:00 AM

The Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society proudly presents the Mount West Reef Fest: your one day educational reef experience!

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Guam introduces Coral Reef Protection Act bill

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A new Guam bill introduced earlier this week aims to protect and restore Guam's coral reefs via provisions to recover damages and the assess civil penalties on marine vessels which damage the reef.

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Mass Coral Spawn in Western Australia on March 27, '11 (plus video)

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Starting March 27 and lasting four days, the annual mass coral spawn is anticipated in the Dampier Archipelago, Ningaloo Marine Park and Abrolhos Islands.

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