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Boneless Sex: How Cephalopods Make Sweet, Sweet Love [video]

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Richard Ross gives a must-see presentation about the strange and fascinating world of cephlalopod sex. Whether or not you fancy yourself an octopus, cuttlefish, or squid fan, I guarantee you will enjoy his talk. Fair warning: This is not a PG-rated video.

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Marine Depot opens a new Probiotics forum with giveaway

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Marine Depot (an Advanced Aquarist sponsor) has started a new expert forum specifically dedicated to the topic "Probiotics and Labile Organic Carbon Dosing" along with a giveaway to get your attention. The winner will receive a Two Little Fishies (also an AA sponsor) NPX Bioplastics Reactor filled, complete with 200ml of NPX media.

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Product Review: Inexpensive Analytical Devices: Hanna Instruments' Checkers: Alkalinity and Phosphate

By Dana Riddle on Aug 24, 2011 at 08:00 AM

In many cases, results from colorimeters are superior to visually judging colored samples. Will an inexpensive device deliver results comparable to an expensive spectrophotometer? Dana tests the Hanna Checkers to find out.

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Biscayne National Park considers fishing ban, schedules public hearings

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The National Park Service is considering a no-fishing zone over 16 square miles of Biscayne National Park. The proposed management plan is in response to the declining populations of groupers, snappers, and other reef fish. Public hearings have been scheduled.

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Octopus learns to open jar [video]

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Eight hands in the cookie jar? Fontenelle The Octopus at Steinhart Aquarium has learned how to open jars by unscrewing jar lids! Octopuses display incredible dexterity and apparent intelligence.

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You are what you eat

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The nudibranch Ercolania kencolesi, first discovered in Australia in 2007, has now been observed on the coral reefs off Taiwan for the first time. This sea slug lives inside Valonia-like sea algae, and it's evolved to become photosynthetic.

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Midnight Madness sale at Absolutely Fish in N.J. had an overwhelming turnout

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Absolutely Fish, a local fish store in Clifton, New Jersey held their once annual "Midnight Madness" sale this weekend featuring one-night only sales on both equipment and livestock. The result was an overwhelming turnout, drawing over 500 hobbyists to the store. We at Advanced Aquarist had a chance to attend the event, and even photograph a few exotics that were in-stock!

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This Aussie Scolymia from Cherry Corals is giving the term "rainbow" new meaning

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Corals like this one from Cherry Corals are nothing short of sheer eye candy - a true gem to any collector!

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Funday Sunday: Gem Tang pigging out

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On this lazy summer Sunday, here's a cute video blog featuring a healthy and fat Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) in a feeding frenzy.

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Blue Spotted Picasso Clarkii Clownfish

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iBluewater recently received shipment of an unique Clarkii Clownfish variant. They've been kind enough to share a couple of photos with us. These clownfish exhibit an unusual markings throughout their bodies, most notably blue spots and a white chest.

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The bizarre sex life of squids

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When it comes to sex, Bleeker's Squids are fascinating critters. Their males come in two distinct varieties: the big "jock" males and small "sneaker" males. Females allow both types of males to mate with her, each with their own preferred sexual position. What's more, the small males pack bigger sperm!

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Human excrement responsible for Elkhorn Acropora disease

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In 1996, a new disease called White Pox started wreaking havoc on Atlantic Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata. Since then, an alarming 88% of A.palmata died off in just the Florida Keys, with similar mortalities across the Caribbean. Scientists have now conclusively pinpointed the culprit behind this mysterious disease: a bacteria from the human digestive system!

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Schooling Fish Offer New Ideas for Wind Farming

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Caltech News Release: The quest to derive energy from wind may soon be getting some help from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri-and a school of fish.

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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?

By Russ Kikel on Aug 17, 2011 at 08:00 AM

American Reef returns to Reef Systems Coral Farms, a collaborator in an important study of how both global warming and increasing ocean acidity affect coral life. Part 1 of 2.

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Video of the Thailand DSPS 1,000 gallon reef

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Many of you already know about chingchai's breathtaking 1,000 gallon "DSPS" reef aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand. But for those who don't (or haven't followed the maturation of his reef), you're in for a real treat. This just might be the most beautiful reef aquarium in the world.

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