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Marine art by Karen Talbot is a perfect balance of art and science

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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.

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Another attempt to shut down Hawaii's aquarium fishery

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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.

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Frights & Frags Reef Conference, October 29-30

Crowne Plaza Orlando Airport, 5555 Hazeltine National Dr., Orlando, FL 32812, from Oct 29, 2011 04:00 AM to Oct 30, 2011 12:00 PM

Published on Oct 06, 2011 at 04:00 AM

Two full days dedicated to the saltwater enthusiast with speakers, vendor booths, raffles, and more.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of Clownfish of the Skunk Complex

By Kenneth Wingerter on Oct 05, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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.

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Let your voice be heard about "Tanked"

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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.

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Disney will re-release "Finding Nemo" in 3D

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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?

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TONMOCON IV, October 8, 2011

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008 , from Oct 07, 2011 03:00 PM to Oct 09, 2011 08:00 AM

Published on Oct 04, 2011 at 07:55 PM

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!

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Growing a 'floating forest' of staghorn coral [video]

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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.

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Decline and recovery of coral reefs linked to 700 years of human and environmental activity

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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.

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Lawsuit and settlement agreement filed to list 82 species of coral on the endangered species list

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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.

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Nudibranch ID - iPhone app to identify nudibranchs from around the world

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Love nudibranchs and own an iPhone? Then this app might be for you.

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Reef2Reef Contest: Win a Gen 3 Vertex Protein Skimmer

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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.

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September 2011's Most Popular Posts

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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.

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The Rose-Magenta Skunk Clownfish

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iBluewater is making a name for itself as a source for exotic clownfish. Their latest acquisition is this unique and beautiful pair of rose-colored Skunk Clownfish, said to be the rarest color variation of Amphiprion perideraion and only known specimens in captivity.

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Only two days left to get the $85 earlybird price for MACNA 2012

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You had better hurry! Saturday at midnight central standard time the price will go up to $109 for the conference. More after the jump!

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