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Monster octopus art to promote reef science & conservation

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Eco-conscious artists join forces to create an amazing art installation that is breathtaking in scope. The BVI Art Reef will be the world's largest underwater art and the ultimate fantasy dive site featuring a sunken WWII fuel barge enraptured by a monstrous octopus!

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Now here's a tiny fishbowl I can get on board with!

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There's nothing inherently wrong about tiny fishbowls. You just have to be very smart about your livestock choices and aquascaping design. On a per gallon basis, this tiny tank might be the champ.

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Elementary students contribute to marine aquaculture

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Led by teacher Brandon Rutherford, his 3rd grade students at Stratton Elementary have successfully bred commercially viable batches of saddle-back clownfish, which are now making their way to LFS and online vendors.

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Got aggressive hermit crabs? Give them better homes

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A new study finds that bad shells is the top reason why hermit crabs become aggressive towards other hermit crags (and presumably also any animal that happens to have an usable shell, such as snails). The lesson: Give your crabs lots of high quality shells to choose from.

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Bravery may cost fish their lives

By Lund University on May 05, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Fish that show bravery often become prey themselves, whereas shyer individuals survive to a greater extent. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now successfully established a connection between bold personalities and the risk of being killed by a predator in the wild.

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Family of seven hospitalized after suspected palytoxin poisoning

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Here's our regularly scheduled reminder to always take proper safety precautions when working in and around your aquarium. This week, an entire family was sent to the hospital after people in the home were exposed to suspected palytoxin released from a reef tank.

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The great indoors

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Who needs the outdoors when you have a magnificent jungle right next to your couches? The three-dimensionality of this 100 gallon, 120x60x50cm (48x24x20") aquascape is awe-inspiring. Bravo!

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Researchers develop new coral bleaching database

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More and more coral bleaching events are afflicting reefs throughout the world. Researchers have now created a new global bleaching database that is much more complete than ever before. The new compiled data can hopefully help scientists understand bleaching trends to better protect coral reefs.

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Firefighters save 40 foot container full of tropical fish

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A semi-trailer truck towing 2,000 tropical fish on the southbound I95 to Las Vegas caught on fire (twice!). Fortunately, firefighters were able to put out the fire and save the fishes from a fiery demise.

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Reef2Reef.com acquires 3reef.com

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Two marine aquarium communities will soon become one. Reef2Reef announced they have finalized the purchase of 3reef.

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Blennywatcher has a new fangblenny named after him!

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Look who was just honored with the etymology of a new Indonesian fangblenny species? Adelotremus deloachi is a new blenny named for Ned DeLoach (yep! blennywatcher.com Ned), who first discovered the fish while muck diving in Bali and the Lembeh Strait.

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The illusion of space

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How big does this aquascape look to you? If you're like me, it looks much bigger than its actual size: 45x30x30cm (17x12x12") = 10 gallons. Paying attention to scale and arrangement can result in a aquacape that appears much bigger than it really is.

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Water flow enhances coral photosynthesis by stimulating CO2 uptake

By Tim Wijgerde, Ph.D. on Apr 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM

"Go with the flow" can be good advice sometimes. This holds especially true for reef–building corals, which require constant water flow to stay healthy. This is because water flow affects many processes in corals, including gas exchange, heat dissipation and nutrient supply.

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Moray eels documeted eating lionfish for the first time

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Sharks, groupers, frogfish, and scropionfish are some of large predators known to hunt these spiny venomous fish. Now for the first time, researchers have live documentation of moray eels preying on lionfish. The video is amazing.

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Lovely betta biotope

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It may shock you to learn that betta fish don't naturally live in sterile plastic cups. Bettas splendens are native to Thailand. Whether from rice paddies or drainage ditches, river basins or streams, bettas are found in tropical waters surrounded by vegetation.

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