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Why should anyone be interested in a rather obscure subject such as this? After all, we know that coral animals (hosts) and zooxanthellae (symbionts) generally have a mutually beneficial relationship. New information may make us re-think the symbiosis between Symbiodinium and coral animals.
AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits Penn State’s Dr. Sanjay Joshi at his home in central Pennsylvania.
Terry discusses his favorite fish, the Achilles Tang, in this month's Editorial.
Blue Harbor in Japan received a shipment of an extremely rare perch earlier in the week: the Rainfordia opercularis (an Australian endemic). Now they've added video of their specimen. For many people, this will probably be as close we'll ever come to seeing a live R.opercularis.
Kindle and Nook / Sony eReader editions are now available for this issue!
As promised, another Advanced Aquarist wallpaper to add a splash of sea life to your computer screen. The amazing photo is once again provided by James Wiseman of reefpix.org. Also, a new in-depth Zooxanthellae article by Dana Riddle is set to publish on Monday, April 4th.
Reed Mariculture (better known to aquarists as Reef Nutrition) has launched RM-Ideas.com - A place to capture your input on their products and services. They need your help in naming a new product line, and they are running a contest where you win prizes simply by submitting your idea!
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just relaunched a new look to their Coral Reef Watch website that disseminates watches, warnings, and alerts for coral reef events.
Here at Advanced Aquarist, we like to showcase unusual and unique aquarium builds and this one definitely fits that category. I've never actually seen a hobbyist tank quite like this one.
The US Department of Justice has issued a press release titled 'Taiwanese Shipping Company Convicted for Discharging Oily Bilge Waste into the Waters of American Samoa.' $250,000 of the assessed penalties are to be allocated for coral reef restoration projects (where the remaining $750,000 will go is anyone's guess). Read the full public release after the jump.
The aquarium industry is front and center in Honolulu Weekly's latest edition with Jessie Schiewe's article" Harvesting Hawaii’s Aquarium Fish: Is it time to regulate the booming industry?" (The cover displays a more nefarious title: "Hunting Nemo: Out-of-control fish trade threatens ecosystem.") Read on for snippets and a link to the original article.
We all enjoy staring into our tanks - sometimes for hours on end. Others take it to the next level and create art from those subjects.
WWC has posted a video of a rare White Tang over at our friends, www.reef2reef.com. Amelanistic Zebrasoma flavescens are extremely rare, and totally white specimens are even rarer (most xanthic specimens still retain some random pigmentation). See the video after the jump.
A series of European research teams are currently attempting to create a robotic version of an octopus that could be used for marine salvage, underwater maintenance, and other underwater activities.