A new study discovered that the gills of developing clownfish were severely damaged when fish were exposed to sediment levels simulating conditions found on some inshore reefs on the GBR. While further study is required to understand how sediment affects gills of adult reef fish, this finding has immediate implication for captive breeding.
Science and emotion: Ne'er the two should meet. But they do, and this article will relay my small experience with these two. After writing a book on captive corals and over 300 articles on the same, it takes a lot to get me excited.
Marine Aquarium Society of North America is currently holding its 2015 membership drive. The drive is sponsored by Tunze; new members will have a chance to win a Tunze Osmolator 3155. Plus $5 of each new renewal also goes towards Gary Meadows Reef Fund.
We revisit a spectacular coral reef from the Danish capital city of Copenhagen (Istedgade St. to be exact). The aquarium has matured beautifully over the past year into truly world-class living art.
Reef-A-Palooza, billed as America's largest marine aquarium show, began in Southern California but has since expanded to include shows in Florida and now New York. June 27 & 28 will be the Big Apple's first RAP.
A hobbyist decided to record the microscopic life swimming in a drop of reef aquarium water (now that's our type of reefkeeper!). The footage does not disappoint. Captive seawater is teeming with life. The next time you accidentally get tank water in your mouth, think about this video. You're welcome.
Coral Restoration Foundation celebrated World Oceans Day (June 9) by staging their first "Plantapalooza." CRF transplated 1,600 staghorn Acroporas, their most single-day coral planting ever. It's awesome to see coral reef restoration in full effect - especially from an organization with roots in the reefkeeping hobby.
When you walk into good fish store looking for the next addition to your reef tank, you may be overwhelmed with the selection of livestock. But we really only see a fraction of the plants and animals that populate the world's reef. Ned and Anna DeLoach of blennywatcher.com show us how incredibly beautiful and weird reef life can be.
A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events. The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs as ocean waters warm due to climate change.
Is there a more iconic symbiotic relationship than an anemone hosting clownfish? Mitchell Brown photographs a bright orange percula clownfish snug as a bug in her neon green Heteractis magnifica anemone.
A video is going viral of a gorgeous leopard shark who is seemingly enjoying hugs and tickles from its aquarium caretaker.
The first feeding study of the Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish. They attract larval fish by twitching their extended tentacles, highlighting their nematocyst clusters (stinging structures) and using them as lures.
Swedish aquarist Jonas Roman has established a marvelously successful 650 liter (170 gallon) SPS-dominated, heavily stocked reef primarily using natural filtration methods.
A study published last month in the journal Ecology Letters found that females with bigger brains were 13.5% better able to avoid being eaten, but males with bigger brains did not share the same advantage.
Say hello to Pseudojuloides zeus, the newest described wrasse. The species is named after the Greek god, Zeus because of the fish's distinctive electric blue zig-zag pigmentation on its sides, which resemble lightning bolts.