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Destination Reefs: Cordelia Banks [video]

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Last Sunday, we toured the wondrous seas of the Philippines for the first video in our "Destination Reefs" series. Now the Atlantic gets some love. We visit Cordelia Banks, Honduras. This week's video may change your perception of Caribbean coral reefs. The density of SPS corals at Cordelia Banks rivals any Pacific reef.

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October 2011's Most Popular Posts

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In October, we learned how to extend our hobby into extreme pumpkin carving, found that birdsnest corals do not adapt well, observed some great reef videos, and met a playful Nassau grouper. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for October 2011.

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Vibrant SPS reef aquarium from Kuwait

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Reefkeeping is a global passion. Here is a marvelous Kuwaiti 650 liter (~170 gallon) reef aquarium filled with extremely colorful and mature SPS corals of all shades, shapes and sizes.

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The downloadable magazine issues are back!

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We are pleased to let everyone know that the January through October 2011 issues are ready for purchase and download from our site. More after the jump!

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The Supermodel of Passer Angelfish

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Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) are beautiful fish, but this particular specimen collected by Cortez Marine is blessed with the finest genes ... an absolute show-stopper.

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Here's an interesting twist: macroalgae may actually help save some coral reefs

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Climate change and increasing carbon dioxide emissions are fueling ocean acidification and damage to coral reefs like the Great Barrier Reef. However, depending on areas adjacent to a reef, the effects of carbon dioxide ocean acidification might actually be negated by adjacent photosynthetic areas.

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Scanning Electron Microscopy of Montipora digitata

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Ever wonder why Montipora corals are so brittle and easy to frag? Eric Roth took a sample of a Montipora digitata frag (recently lost to RTN) under a scanning electron microscope. His images show the extremely delicate, low-density, and quite beautiful skeletal matrix of Montipora.

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Aquarium Fish: Spawning Cirrhilabrus jordani

By Tony Vargas on Nov 09, 2011 at 09:00 AM

For years we were instructed to keep these fish in larger spaces for success, but I firmly believe in pushing the boundaries a little to see what we get. These fish spawned in a 25-gallon system repeatedly, and yes some Cirrhilabrus wrasses will require larger spaces because of their size but it can be done!

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Baby Interruptus Angels are criminally cute

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Leave it to Blue Harbor to get the good stuff! They recently received shipment of not just one but two adorable baby Centropyge interruptus angels. These Japanese angels are as beautiful as they are rare.

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Lunge feeding humpbacks almost make a meal out of kayakers and surfer [video]

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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.

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Seven missing fish collectors found!

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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.

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The Red-Faced Sunburst Skunk Clownfish

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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

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Destination Reefs: Philippines [video]

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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.

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Marine Depot & Innovative Marine Contest!

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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!

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AVAST Marine Works adds new features to their ATO Kit

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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.

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