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South Eastern Coral Market

International Palms Resort and Conference Center Orlando, 6515 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819, from May 29, 2011 06:30 AM to May 29, 2011 12:00 PM

Published on May 20, 2011 at 07:55 PM

Come join us on Sunday, May 29th from 10:30 to 4 PM for this one day conference and frag swap.

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Videos of the Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED

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Two short videos have surfaced for the new Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED lighting system Advanced Aquarist blogged about earlier in the week. The videos offer insights on the Retina I's brightness, color, size, and functionality.

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Exploring the GBR's 'Twilight Zone' yields hundreds of potentially new species

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A deep sea reef has been discovered off Queensland's coast. An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) was sent down to explore a 500 meter length of shelf-edge 150 meters (500 ft) deep. The AUV discovered a "treasure trove" of new reef life.

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Breeding Berghia Nudibranches - The Best Kept Secret by Dene Banger now available

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A new book on breeding these useful nudibranchs is now available from Premium Aquatics and interested hobbyists can learn more about their care and breeding from this handy volume.

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Edith Widder talks about the weird and wonderful world of bioluminescence [TED Video]

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Check out this week's TED Video presented by Edith Widder on bioluminescent marine organisms with some amazing video footage of bioluminescence in action.

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Zebrafish research aides potential cancer detection and treatment

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Using transgenic Zebrafish, researchers from the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute have shown that they can visualize and target leukemia, a type of cancer. In this particular study they show how Zebrafish with green fluorescent white blood cells can be made to fluoresce where leukemia has begun to affect their body.

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Blastomussa wellsi Photo Showcase

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(Not for the bandwidth-challenged!) Here are photos of spectacular Blastomussa wellsi corals from members of Reef2Reef.com. I think it's safe to say: B.wellsi rivals any coral species for exotic colors and patterns.

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Win some Orphek PR-25 and ML7 from 3reef.com

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3reef.com is hosting a "Get the Word Out" 2011 promotional contest for their website, and we thought we'd give our friends a helping hand by doing exactly that. Who doesn't want to win free stuff?!

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Aquarium Corals: A First Report: Early Summer Daytime Spawning of Porites lutea in Hawai'i

By Dana Riddle on May 18, 2011 at 08:00 AM

To our knowledge, this is the first report of P. lutea's daytime spawning as early as July in Hawaiian waters. The take home message is clear - not all corals spawn at night or do our observations of P. lutea's spawning behaviors correspond to any particular lunar phase. In fact, our observations suggest spawnings are random during periods of warmer water.

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Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED fixture turns up at Marine Depot

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The choices for compact and affordable LED fixtures keeps growing! The Hydra Aquatics Retina I is the latest compact LED fixture to hit the US market. The Retina I boasts 12 white and 8 blue Samsung LEDs with a CCT of 9500K-10,000K in a slim, 'all-in-one' metal housing.

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Two islands sink below sea due to coral mining

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The Gulf of Mannar Marine Park's original 21 islands is now down to 19. Two tiny islands located between Sri Lanka and India have disappeared below the waves. Although the region is a protected biological preserve, 'experts' believe fishermen have continually mined the reefs for their corals, eroding the islands' foundations and ultimately sinking them.

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Today we salute Irving Colburn: inventor of the process for making glass

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Yesterday marked Mr Colbrum's 150th birthday. On this anniversary, aquarists everywhere owe Irving our thanks for inventing the process that allows us to create and keep freshwater and marine animals in our own glass boxes.

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First round of 2011 Lionfish Derby catches over 500 specimens

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A follow-up to the Lionfish Derby we reported on last month: On May 14, the first round of the fishing tournament successfully removed 531 invasive lionfish from the Florida Keys in a single day. More information after the jump.

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Florida's hearings on limiting soft coral harvest come up with proposed quota

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As reported last month by Advanced Aquarist, Florida held public hearings and a conference call to discuss imposing limits on soft coral harvest in early May. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) now has a proposed quota for soft coral harvest. What does this mean for the aquarium trade?

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New photo of the first Mauritius Flasher Wrasse to arrive in the USA

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Jim Gryczanowski is a kindred spirit of mine: an avid wrasse fan. It was therefore no surprise to learn Jim was the lucky aquarist who acquired the first ever Mauritius Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus piscilineatus) to land in the United States. Here is an updated photo of his wrasse, taken by none other than Sanjay Joshi.

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