Brooke Flammang and other scientists at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University have documented for the first time new information on how fish use their dorsal and anal fins for locomotion.
On this most fitting of days, we take a look at one of the rarest dwarf angelfishes: Centroypge hotumatua. Taxonomically described after Hotu Matuʻa (the legendary first settler and 'supreme chief' of Easter Island), the Easter Island Dwarf Angelfish rivals any Centropyge for rarity.
Our fourth, exclusive wallpaper featuring a stunning reefscape in Puerto Galera, Philippines.
The Octopus News Magazine Online has just announced their fourth TONMOCON. The convention will be held October 7-9, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Using trash reclaimed from the ocean, one entrepreneur is creating beautiful, fully functional surfboards.
It is already illegal to collect stony corals and certain cnidarians from Floridian waters. Now Florida may seek to impose limits on the collection of all soft corals.
For all of you with overflows, you know the fear: you're away from your tank and you get the dreaded call that your tank overflowed. One enterprising DIY'er came up with a solution.
Easter weekend is approaching. If you are heading for Legoland, then there's good news! Octopus Garden will be opening in two days on Friday, April 22.
The Great Barrier Reef (Australia) is the world's largest reef structure. With immense tropical biodiversity stretching over 133,000 square miles, the GBR offers seemingly limitless photo opportunities. David Doubilet's photographs are some of the most artistic reef photography I've seen. More after the jump.
In March, Advanced Aquarist reported on the construction of the United States' first dedicated coral reef research facility: Nova Southeastern's The Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility, a $30+ million, 86,000 sq ft construction in South Florida. Many details about its design have surfaced in a recent RDmag.com article.
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation will host the second annual Lionfish Tournament Series. With a prize pool over $10,000, the two organizations hope to raise awareness of invasive Lionfish in the Atlantic and encourage divers to actively engage in their removal.
For her master's in environmental studies, Courtney Mattison meshes her love of the ceramic medium and her passion for coral reef conservation into a stunning 10'x15' wall of 3-dimensional art.
So far we have always thought of the nitrogen cycle as a series of linear reactions that conclude in a circle. But is it really a cycle? Important discoveries made in these recent years have drastically revolutionized this concept. In this article, I will try to discuss some of these research studies, with the intention and hope of being able to make this complex topic, understandable.
Nothing excites me more than seeing successful breeding and propagation systems, which is why I am extremely pleased to share the "selected reef tank" showcased at www.h2oplusomething.com: Machado de Sousa's 8000L Coral Farm.
Blue Harbor continues to receive some of the most amazing fishes available in our hobby. Over the weekend, they posted photos and a video of a baby Apolemichthys arcuatus ... must-see for any angelfish or rare fish fan! Video after the jump.