Dana Riddle previously documented and discussed light intensity of a Hawaiian tidepool versus the home aquarium. Dana continues his light analysis by examining spectral data. What can nature teach us about coral care?
Get ready to cut and prune from the hip! Aqua Design Amano (ADA) is introducing the Pro-Tool Bag, a holster that slings around the nature aquarist's hip designed to hold up to ten tools right at your side. Aquascaping is serious business!
Global Dive Media shot and produced the single most awe-inspiring night dive video we have ever seen. The crazy nocturnal night life of the muck of Anilao is as bizarre as it is beautiful. We promise you you'll see a lot of stuff you've never seen before in your life.
Innovative Marine had a banner year in 2013 introducing numerous high-end products. Their last new product of this year is also literally their biggest. IM's 60, 80, and 120 gallon SR series aquarium systems aims to provide aquarists with a flexible and easy-to-use platform to build any type of marine exhibit.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a record number of green sea turtle nests counted on 26 "index" beaches this year. Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for this species in a big way. How big?
Anything it wants, of course! But seriously, it takes a lot of work and food. The website Aquatic Envy got behind-the-scenes access to Georgia Aquarium's titanic whale shark exhibit, including some special footage of feeding time.
'Tis the season for skeletons. Scientists are beginning to unravel the secrets of coral skeleton formation. A new research reveals that corals form different types of crystal throughout the day. In other words, the skeleton they grow during the day is different than what they grow at night.
A new study funded by NOAA finds that corals reefs may be able to cope with climate change better than past models have predicted but only if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, while reefs may persist, its biological diversity and function will be very different in the coming decades because not all organisms can adapt equally well. It's sad to think the reefs we know today may not be around for our children's children.
Sumida Aquarium in the Tokyo Sky Tree Town complex opened only 18 months ago but already boasts some of the world's most impressive aquatic displays. This garden eel exhibit is done on a massive scale so visitors can appreciate a big community of wormy fish ... 634 eels to be exact.
Up until April 2013, there have been no historical reports of any Acropora species occurring around the Island of Hawai‘i, the southernmost island in the archipelago, nor were any observed in over 4,300 coral reef monitoring/research dives over the past 14 years.
The National Marine Fisheries Service announced its 90 day findings on 23 corals recently petitioned for endangered listing. They concluded three species may warrant petitioned action but 20 corals did not. The three species will undergo further examination. The review process for the 20 species is considered closed.
Advanced Aquarist has learned that Mitch Carl will MC the upcoming Denver, CO MACNA 2014 dinner banquet. This is a "Richard Ross approved" speaker, so be prepared for one heck of an evening!
This video contains remarkable high-def underwater footage of the reef life at the Club Paradise Dive Resort in the heart of the Coral Triangle. If you love sea turtles, you'll love (or maybe hate) this video.
Inhabiting underwater caves, this blind, venomous centipede-like crustacean liquefies its prey with venom similar to that of the rattlesnake.
Reef terraforming? New research shows corals produce a sulfur-based chemical that not only helps protect itself from heat stress but may actually alter local weather systems by encouraging cloud formation! Is there nothing these industrious little builders can't do?