TONMOCON IV (the biennial convention for cephalopod enthusiasts) will be held October 8th, 2011 in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriott, and the National Zoo. Special thanks to WAMAS for event support. Book your room and register today!
Morphologic posted another great Educational Short to their Vimeo channel recently showing how the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) grows the threatened staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) for transplantation back to the reef. Video after the jump.
In more reef environmental news, a recently published research confirms human activity plays a major role in the degradation and recovery of coral reefs in Hawaii. To no one's surprise, an increase in human-environment interactions results in reef decline. However, the study also found coral reefs rebound with great resiliency if given the chance, providing us hope that with proper management, damaged reefs can thrive again.
The Center for Biological Diversity has taken the next step to help federally list these corals in an effort to help protect their habitat and to speed recovery. This is an important next step in the protection of coral habitats given the environmental pressures they now face worldwide.
Love nudibranchs and own an iPhone? Then this app might be for you.
What better way to start off a work-week than a chance to win free reefkeeping gear? Our friends at Reef2reef.com are running an October contest where the winner will receive a Gen 3 Vertex Internal Pinwheel Skimmer 180 valued at over $300.
In September, we finally saw the Ecotech Radion LED light, witnessed thieves breaking into a LFS to steal upwards of $30,000 in coral and dry goods, observed SPS corals feeding on phytoplankton, and learned of another study that linked activated carbon usage to the dreaded head and lateral line erosion. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for September 2011.
iBluewater is making a name for itself as a source for exotic clownfish. Their latest acquisition is this unique and beautiful pair of rose-colored Skunk Clownfish, said to be the rarest color variation of Amphiprion perideraion and only known specimens in captivity.
You had better hurry! Saturday at midnight central standard time the price will go up to $109 for the conference. More after the jump!
Here is Friday's eye candy and inspiration for your next reef aquascape, direct from Barcelona, Spain. A gorgeous, open structured, gravity-defying rimless reef ... we have come a long way since our "wall o' rocks" days.
Tunze USA is offering Tunze Stream 2 owners two options to increase the flow rates of their pumps. Current Tunze Stream 2 6105 owners can receive a free 24V jumper to increase flow rate to 3300gph and/or purchase a new wide nozzle. Tunze has also informed us of few upcoming changes to the Stream product line. Many more details after the jump, including instructions, official prices, and dates.
AmericanReef Video Podcast: Part II - Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?
American Reef returns to Reef Systems Coral Farms, a collaborator in an important study of how both global warming and increasing ocean acidity affect coral life. Part 2 of 2.
Whether you love or hate the show, Animal Planet has announced a second season for the controversial (in aquarist circles) TV program "Tanked" starting in Spring of 2012. Read Animal Planet's full press release after the jump.
Surveillance cameras at Bio-Reef, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL caught three thieves stealing live corals and drygoods totaling a reported $30,000. The Jacksonville police department has not yet publicly released the video, but Advanced Aquarist hopes to share this video as soon as it is available to catch these crooks.
Researchers published a new report today describing the tipping points for overfishing and its impact on reef ecosystems. There is a predictable sequence of of events that occurs when areas are overfished. The report also clearly demonstrates how important reef fish are to their ecosystem.