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.
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.
Product Review: Inexpensive Analytical Devices: Hanna Instruments' Checkers: Alkalinity and Phosphate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Corals like this one from Cherry Corals are nothing short of sheer eye candy - a true gem to any collector!
On this lazy summer Sunday, here's a cute video blog featuring a healthy and fat Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) in a feeding frenzy.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.