Whale-watching groups are advised to stay a minimum of 100 feet away from foraging whales. This group of individuals didn't and almost became lunch.
The US Coast Guard and Australian Navy conducted air and sea searches this weekend for seven men who had gone missing in the Marshall Islands. The men embarked on an expedition to collect marine fish for the aquarium industry. We are happy to report they were all found a few hours ago, alive and well.
iBluewater.com continues their quest to discover exotic clownfish variants. Their latest offering is the Red-Faced Sunburst Skunk Clownfish. This A.perideraion has a unique reddish face with a tangerine-colored body and of course the classic white "skunk" stripes
With cold weather fast approaching for most of us (if it hasn't already arrived), I can't think of a better time to take a video tour of the world's coral reefs to warm our spirits. Every Sunday, we will visit lush tropical reefs to marvel at their beauty and gain a better appreciation and understanding of reef life.
Marine Depot (an Advanced Aquarist sponsor) has teamed up with Innovative Marine to give away prizes to three lucky contestants, including a $600 92 watt IM Skkye Light White Tablet LED fixture! Good luck!
AVAST Marine Works has updated their magnet-mounted Auto-Top-Off (ATO) kit with new connectivity options compatible with popular aquarium controllers. All new versions also have the ability to add a backup shutoff float valve as an additional safety measure.
We all know coral reefs are diverse ecosystems. But a new PLoS ONE paper shows we may still underestimate the biodiversity of tropical reefs. Scientists discovered far more species in one small 67.8 square feet patch of reef than they ever expected.
Awwwwww. Watch this video and tell me you this grouper doesn't remind you of a puppy seeking affection. This is the friendliest and most lovable grouper I've ever seen.
If you’re thinking of starting up a seahorse tank, then this episode is for you. Join AmericanReef as we interview a unique and successful hobbyist who has been keeping these amazing sea creatures for close to half of his life.
What seemed impossible to many just a few years ago is now reality - this LED luminaire can complete with metal halides when used over coral reef aquaria of sizes commonly seen in homes. I've had another Blue Moon Aquatics LED system in operation for over a year and report no problems with it. If that is any indication, one should get long, reliable service from the P30 luminaire.
Reef Octopus has two new products coming to market. The first is a full line of "plug-n-play" bio-pellet reactors featuring compact footprints. The second is a BH90 protein skimmer: a hang-on needle-wheel design rated for up to 130 gallon aquariums. More details after the jump.
It's that time of the year again when corals throughout the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) renew the oceans with their annual spawning: the birth of millions of baby corals! The specular event is expected between November 16 to 18, 2011.
Machado deSousa practices some "micro-fragging" at his 8000L (2000+ gallon) Portugal coral farm. Whereas most SPS frags are cut from 1/2" up to 2", deSousa grows out his frags from single polyps! Watch as he shows how it's done.
The hagfish, a jaw-less primitive deep sea fish / invertebrate, has an interesting defense mechanism. When attacked they produce copious amounts of mucus that can gag, choke, and even suffocate the unwitting attacker.
Hobbyist level 3D printing has come a long way in the last 5 years and Project Shellter plans to crowd-source shell designs for your pet hermit crab. This will give your crab some added bling and reduce the need for harvesting shells from the wild.