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Great white sharks are “Thunderstruck” for AC/DC

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Australia's hard rock band AC/DC has a new fan - the great white shark.

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Living Color's 9,000 gallon cylinder artificial reef aquarium

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Living Color is a custom aquarium manufacturer headquartered in Florida. They have produced high end displays for many public aquariums and big-name clients throughout the years: Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, Rainforest Café, Bass Pro Shops. Living Color shares their unique 26 feet (8 meter) tall cylinder aquarium with Advanced Aquarist .

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Some corals can handle the heat better than others

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In more coral bleaching news: Research to be published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that certain protease inhibitors could help coral withstand bleaching events.

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No coral bleaching this year in the Gulf of Mannar

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Some rare good news on the coral bleaching front: The Gulf of Mannar is a protected marine reserve located between Sri Lanka and India. For at least the past 5 consecutive years, 9-16% of the corals found here have bleached like clockwork in May. However, coral bleaching did not occur this year!

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Book Review: Breeding Berghia Nudibranches - The Best Kept Secret by Dene Banger

By Shane Graber on Jun 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM

'Breeding Berghia Nudibranches' is a new book by Dene Banger that explains how to set up and maintain a system for breeding Aiptasia devouring Berghia nudibranchs, sell them for fun and profit, and scale the system based on demand.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Hermit Crabs

By Richard Aspinall on Jun 01, 2011 at 03:00 AM

Reef keeping is replete with these simple pleasures and hermits provide so many; they are cheap, durable, often long-lived and useful. Seeing a well known hermit sporting a new shell one morning is always a pleasant sight and is a sign that things are going as they ought.

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Hanauma Bay, Hawai'i, hosts leading aquaculture experts

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Thursday evening programs highlight aquaculture activities in Hawai'i.

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Saving corals with viruses?

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A fascinating study is currently being conducted to test if viruses can help prevent coral bleaching. Bacteria has been shown to cause some bleaching events, and scientists now think using bacteriophages - bacteria-attacking viruses - may help save some corals from the increasing threat of bleaching due to rising ocean temperatures.

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In life's darkest hour, plankton saves the day

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The asteroid that killed off dinosaurs 65 million years ago could have done a lot more damage to life on Earth if not for the perseverance of some of the tiniest organisms on earth: plankton. A recent study published in the journal 'Nature Communications' concludes dinoflagellates, diatoms, and cyanobacteria "aided survival across the (extinction event) and played a crucial role for the resurgence of primary production and ecosystem recovery."

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Eight reef aquariums from around the world [videos]

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We belong to a worldwide community of reefkeepers. Advanced Aquarist shares eight recent videos of reef aquariums from around the world: Hong Kong, Latvia, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Chile, Thailand, Greece, and Germany.

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Final days to register for MACNA 2011 and save!

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Register for MACNA 2011 by May 31st as this is your last chance to get the full conference at the discounted rate of $110.00.

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And finally, video of Candy-stripped Cave Basslet!

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To top off the day, Blue Harbor shared a video of one of my favorite anthias: Tosanoides flavofasciatus. Today has been a goldmine for rare, deep water fish aficionados.

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Two videos and new photo of the $10,000 Bladefin Basslet!

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You didn't think Blue Harbor would shoot video of the Golden Basslet and not the Bladefin Basslet (Jeboehlkia gladifer), did you? Here are the first video documentation of the Bladefin Basslet, which recently sold for an amazing $9,999 USD.

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Video of Golden Basslet! One of four new videos from Blue Harbor.

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It was a matter of time before videos of the ultra-expensive Golden Basslet (Liopropoma aberrans) surfaced. As we've reported, this fish is currently being sold on consignment by AquaTouch (USA), but it's whereabouts was uncertain. It now appears the fish is in Japan, and Blue Harbor has posted a short video of the only specimen ever offered for sale.

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More Clownfish news: Acidification causes deafness in Clownfish larvae

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Studies on ocean acidification and reefs have mostly focused on carbon dioxide's impact on reef-building corals. A new study now demonstrates rising CO2 levels may directly harm reef fish as well; Clownfish larvae were made deaf with increasing acidity.

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