When cruising the open seas on a 270 foot (82m) mega yacht with over 13,000 square feet (1,250m²) of living space, a 23' long (7m) infinity pool, and helipad, what more could you possibly want? A massive aquarium, of course! Living Color engineers and installs a 700 gallon (2,650 liter) for Oceanco's Alfa Nero.
Modern science sheds new light on corals; Australian scientists have completed the first total genome sequence of Acropora millepora - an iconic, fast-growing coral popular with SPS fans. The research will pave the way to better understandings of how stoney corals function on a molecular level.
Cortez Marine has collected an one-of-a-kind white Cortez Angelfish. The piebald coloration of this leucistic Pomacanthus zonipectus is unlike any Cortez Angelfish ever seen. Collector Steve Robinson, discusses the story behind the fabled ghost fish.
Starting this month, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition 'X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out' will showcase forty incredible, x-ray prints of a wide variety of fish: from triggers to seahorses, eels to puffers. The exhibit will travel on a national tour across ten US cities until 2015.
Red Sea is introducing a new line of MAX aquariums touted as 'The Ultimate Full Size Plug & Play Coral Reef System.' The S-Series will be available in three sizes, all larger than the current MAX line of aquariums. More details and a link to their brochure after the jump.
To all our US readers: Happy Fourth of July! Advanced Aquarist will be taking a short break until Tuesday. Check back next week for some really fascinating blogs and a new magazine article. We have many must-read articles lined up for the summer of 2011. See you all July 5th!
In June we were introduced to the new seneye aquarium monitor, learned of the discovery of a cyclops shark, witnessed a unique VW artificial reef structure, and found out about a 13 year old that contracted a rare bacterial infection from her aquarium. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for June 2011.
SINGAPORE - On June 20, a maid was arrested for killing her employer's fishes by pouring half a bottle of liquid bleach into his aquarium. After being reprimanded by her employer, she took her frustrations out on his 29 innocent fish. As if this news isn't sad enough, most of the mortalities appear to be endangered Asian Arowanas!
The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its infiltration of an area of the ocean that has been labeled as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch."
A video update of some cephalopods at the California Academy of Sciences including: hunting Coconut Octopus, mating Dwarf Cuttlefish, hunting hatchling Flamboyant Cuttlefish and feeding Broadclub cuttlefish.
We are continually inundated with "doom and gloom" news and predictions about the state of coral reefs. However, a recent study of the Great Barrier Reef shows there is "no evidence of consistent, system-wide decline in coral cover since 1995."
Are your hermit crabs looking for new digs? Consider these beautiful works of art: Artist/designer Robert DuGrenier creates exquisite hand-blown glass shells for hermit crabs from his Vermont workshop.
Tool usage is denoted as a sign of some intelligence in animals. Here researchers document a possible tool usage example in a tuskfish from a dive in the Keppel region of the southern Great Barrier Reef.
Welcome to the other twilight zone. A commercial fisherman from the tropical Sea of Cortez has caught one strange fish: an one-eyed shark! This fish is like something straight out of a science fiction movie. Real or hoax? Read the story behind this shark (plus one more photo) after the jump.
There are many hitchhikers we can unintentionally introduce into our aquariums that have the potential of wreaking havoc on our livestock: Acropora-eating flatworms, red bugs, Montipora-eating nudibranchs, Pyramid Snails, Isopods, et al. A recent study has found that some flatworms don't harm corals by eating them but by robbing them of zooplankton.