Using carbon nanotubes, researchers have discovered a way to completely hide objects that are submerged underwater. Could this mean the beginning of the end of seeing equipment in our tanks?
University of Miami researchers have discovered corals on the marine reserve at Glover's Reef in Belize (Caribbean) have continued to decline over the past 10 years of protection. Ecosystem management is a complex undertaking; Researchers urge better implementation.
Karen Talbot is a very talented artist from Laguna Beach, California who specializes in reef-related art. After seeing some of her latest work, we couldn't help but share them with our readers.
Via Ret Talbot, Coral Magazine: Maui anti-trade activists have initiated another attempt to end aquarium fish collection in Hawaii. However, unlike the Hawaii Senate bill from earlier this year, the new proposition is an empty threat in the form of a resolution.
Two full days dedicated to the saltwater enthusiast with speakers, vendor booths, raffles, and more.
While the clownfish of the Skunk Complex share many characteristics, each species is uniquely interesting and attractive. Thus, it is worthwhile to develop a basic understanding of how members of this oftentimes overlooked complex are distinguished from one another.
As the Animal Planet hit show "Tanked" rolls into Season 2 in early 2012, now is an excellent time for you to give them your feedback. Contact information after the jump.
With the extremely successful limited theatrical run of "The Lion King 3D," Disney has decided to release four more animated films - including "Finding Nemo" - in 3D (both in theaters and on Blu Ray). Will we see another round of the "Nemo effect" for our hobby?
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.