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When cookiecutter sharks attack

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Cookiecutter shark bites are rare. So rare in fact that up until now no attack on humans has ever been recorded. Photos within are not for the squeamish.

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Octopus Ambassador

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"I come in peace." Alright ... I might be giving octopus too much credit for their 'intelligence,' but watch this video and tell me it doesn't look like the octopus walked out of the water to present a peace offering (crab catch) to the human dignitaries.

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Destination Reefs: Where in the world? [video]

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This week's Destination Reefs video is a whopping 30 minutes long ... and a mystery location. It's time for some detective work: There are several clues in the video telling us where in the world this footage was captured. What's your conclusion?

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #11

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We haven't shared a new wallpaper in a while. Here's an Advanced Aquarist HD (1920x1200) wallpaper we call "Twilight Zoas." We hope you like the color blue (what reefkeeper doesn't?). If this photo looks familiar, its because you've seen it as one of our rotating masthead graphics.

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Up close and personal with "Estherea Reef"

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In all likelihood, the aquarium located in the lobby of Estherea (Amsterdam) is the nicest reef display of any hotel in the world. We blogged about this aquarium in September, but we can't help but revisit Estherea Reef to highlight the health and beauty of this amazing aquarium.

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In more news ...

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Links to stories from this week that we didn't report on that may interest you, including the first ever captive-bred basslet, squid mysteries, TANKED boycott, atrocities in the tuna fishing industry, wingmen for dolphins, and Roomba's unmanned sea robots.

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Fragmented Small Reefs vs One Big Reef

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Modern aquascaping has progressed from continuous "rock walls" to more open rock layouts featuring many isolated "islands." Science tells us patchy reefs may provide reefkeepers with more than just aesthetic appeal; Fragmented reefs can increase biodiversity.

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The Way We Were: Propagating the Atlantic Neon Goby

By Martin Moe on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:00 AM

Martin takes Advanced Aquarist's readers back to the way things were at the dawn of marine fish culture and discusses the breeding of the Atlantic Neon Goby.

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You look like you could use a massage

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New research into the cleaning behavior of cleaner wrasses has shown that not only do cleanings remove parasites from fish but, at least for surgeonfishes, they also lower stress levels.

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Blasto collectors- eat your hearts out!

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We couldn't help but notice some of the extremely colorful Blastomussa sp. frags being offered up for grabs on eBay lately. As LPS lovers ourselves, it's very exciting knowing that corals like these are making their way into our tanks and will hopefully be grown/propagated for others to enjoy!

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Science says: Keep no more than two cleaner shrimps per tank

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Even hermaphrodites are monogamous. Scientists have discovered that whenever two or more cleaner shrimps are placed in the same tank, the two dominant specimens will kill off all other individuals until only a single pair remains. And you thought your dating scene was tough ...

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French Polynesian reefs saved by herbivorous fish nurseries

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UC Santa Barbara scientists have found an interesting case where herbivorous fish nurseries have helped severely damaged reefs recover from predation from crown-of-thorns sea stars, harsh cyclones, and other factors.

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Redfish Nov 2011 issue now online

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Redfish Magazine's November 2011 issue is now published and available for FREE download. The six-article issue #5 covers topics about cichlids, aquascaping, substrates, lighting, and the Garibaldi Damselfish. More details after the break.

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We're now on Google+!

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Now there's another way you can connect with the Advanced Aquarist community. Add us to your Google+ circle where we will share links to blogs and articles, photos, and interesting videos!

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Incredible RC flying clownfish and sharks [video]

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Have some fun during this holiday season with Air Swimmers radio controlled clownfish and sharks. Watch them fly around the room for hours of enjoyment.

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