(ScienceBlog) Anchored to an algae-covered rock in a 120-gallon tank at the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium, a cluster of inky-colored cuttlefish eggs is beginning to swell -- evidence of success for the Academy's new captive breeding program for dwarf cuttlefish, Sepia bandensis. The program, pioneered by Academy biologist Richard Ross, is the first of its kind in a U.S. aquarium, and offers the Academy and other institutions the opportunity to study and display a species that is both captivating and -- at 2-4 inches in length -- less resource-intensive to keep than its larger relatives. "By establishing a stable breeding population," Ross explains, "our hope is to make it easier for aquariums to showcase cuttlefish and their remarkable characteristics without impacting wild populations."
EcoTech's line of innovative pumps keeps getting more and more attention lately from media sources from within the aquarium industry and from popular news agencies.
The 2010 Spring Show will feature the All-Natural Area for organic or “green” products, the Aquatic Answers Area, buyer contests, Special Events Area shows, educational seminars/demonstrations and more.
Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) is the LARGEST consumer event for the marine aquarium hobby in North America. MAX attracts saltwater enthusiasts from all over the United States for an entire weekend of selling, trading, exhibiting, and showcasing the latest products in the aquatics industry. The number of corals, frags, and other livestock available for sale is simply unbeatable. 100+ exhibit booths fill over 30,000 sq. ft. of floor space. Admission price is only $15 per day for Adults , $10 per day for Seniors, and FREE for Children 12 and under! We invite you to bring the entire family along to enjoy this unique world-class event!
Remember the days when reef hobbyists brought coolers full of corals, people talked about their aquariums over frosty beverages (responsibly of course), burgers and dogs were cooked to perfection by volunteers, and you left feeling like you truly “scored” on some great stuff? We believe it’s possible to bring back that great vibe!
That's right folks, The Raleigh Aquarium Society is at it again, bringing you another exciting event! We will be announcing more information as it becomes available, but let me tell you a little bit about how this event is set up to give you something to look forward to. First of all, we will be hosting this event at The Wake County Commons Building on November 15th, 2009. There will be vendors, manufacturers, stores, clubs, and hobbyists all milling together, making great connections in the industry, selling their wares, listening to speakers, or just taking advantage of all the awesome deals! Anyone at all is invited for this open event, all you have to do it contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a vendor, or know of or are a manufacturer or club who would be interested. However, if you would like to just attend the event, all you have to do is come! And the best part of all - it is ABSOLUTELY FREE to attend! You do not have to be a member of our club, or any club, from the beginner with their first goldfish bowl to the experienced aquarist, this event is for you! Since we know times are hard lately, and we are all trying to stay recession free, we are offering some great incentives for you to join us and help clear out space in your closets and garages and go home with more of the items you need!
This 2009 Coral Farmers MarketSM sanctioned event is the second annual event run by the Dallas Fort Worth Coral Farmers MarketSM company. This one day event is held in the North Dallas area of Texas. Up to 22 coral farming and exhibiting vendors will be selling or displaying their captive grown, cultured corals or reef related products to the public. We expect over 150 total attendees for this second event. Some of the best coral farming vendors from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Shreveport, Little Rock and Southern California will be setting up coral displays. Farmers include aquarists, retail reef shops, online coral shops and full scale coral farming enterprises. There will also be exhibitors present who will be demonstrating and selling their products. This DA-CFM event will also feature coral auctions, raffles and door prizes throughout the day. Reef aquarists new to the captive reef market can also expect to see a fine collection of easy to keep beginner corals. Aquarists and enthusiasts can attend this one-day event by purchasing a Dallas Fort Worth Coral Farmers MarketSM day ticket online for ($15) up to one month prior to the event. Within 1 month of the event the online ticket price is ($25) per ticket. Tickets will also be sold at the door ($30) during the day of the event, but may be limited by occupancy restrictions. We are also encouraging our farmers to bring plently of farmed soft corals along with their exotic farmed stony corals.
Please plan on attending the 2009 Louisville Marine Aquarium Society Frag Swap. Buy, sell, and trade coral frags, equipment, and supplies. Socialize with fellow hobbyists. Win raffle prizes. Learn something new. Table reservations can be made by contacting Ellisz though our web site. More information including sponsor and raffle info can also be found on the LMAS web site.
Think REEF ! - Refocusing on Efficient and Effective Fundamentals For MMC 2010 we are focusing on topics to reduce losses, reduce impact, and move toward a more self sustainable hobby Midwest Marine Conference 2010 includes 3 days of activities. Friday Social Reception with Speakers and Industry Leaders Speaker Sessions on Saturday and Sunday Frag Swap on Sunday, Followed by a Huge Livestock and Dry goods raffle Large Exhibit Hall full of National and Local Vendors General Admission is from 11am to 4pm on Sunday at $3 per person. Access to the Exhibit hall and speakers outside that time is available to ticket holders only. The Midwest Marine Conference is brought to you by The Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan and The Cranbrook Institute of Science
Moby Dick comes to life: The astonishing rare images of a sperm whale feasting on a giant squid.
A vast plankton bloom occurring east of New Zealand has been captured by satellite.
A series of studies has recently revealed that reef fish are surprisingly adaptable. Freshly caught wild fish quickly learn new tasks and can learn to discriminate among colors, patterns and shapes, including those they have never encountered. These studies suggest that learning and interpreting new stimuli play important roles in the lives of reef fish.
ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions -- including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) -- working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide.
ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — The remarkable eyes of a marine crustacean could inspire the next generation of DVD and CD players, according to a new study from the University of Bristol published today in Nature Photonics.
ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — What do a West African drummer and a sperm whale have in common? According to some reports, they can both spot rhythms in the chatter of an ocean crowded with the calls of marine mammals -- a feat impossible for the untrained human ear.