'Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.' Richard offers whimsical yet practical advice on how to convince your better half to go along with your aquatic ambitions.
Researchers Publish Study on Jellyfish Energy Consumption That Will Improve Bio-Inspired Robotic Designs
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal. The findings will be used as researchers continue to design bio-inspired jellyfish for the U.S. Navy.
The Green Machine is a UK aquarium shop specializing in planted aquariums. While we usually avoid blogging commercially-affiliated content, TGM's aquascaping work is truly spectacular and merits recognition (much like ADG's work in the United States). Case in point: Here is a comprehensive video detailing James Findley's latest nature aquarium, the "Crimson Sky Aquascape."
A new study helps shed light on why invasive lionfish are so successful in the Caribbean. Lionfish are invisible to small prey fish (and possibly predators too). Caribbean fish simply have not evolved to recognize the camouflage of these alien invaders.
Clarions are rare in our hobby. Clarion x Passer angelfish are even more so. This exotic hybrid was recently collected by Cortez Marine, but not without some serious life-threatening drama.
Camera-equipped flying robots promise new insights into climate change effects on important ecosystems.
Kamoer dosing pumps are relatively new to the aquarium scene and scarcely available. This may change soon. Deepwater Aquatics (Florida) has assumed master distributorship for Kamoer so the KSP-F03A dosing pump should soon see wider distribution in North America. While they resemble the popular Bubble Magnus dosing pumps at cursory glance, they are actually different units with several notable features that BM dosing pumps lack.
Sea cucumber fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park shows worrying signs of being unsustainable. Many species being targeted are endangered and vulnerable to extinction, as determined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Anemones of the genus Stichodactyla are some of the most colorful inverts in the sea, but they're also notoriously poor shippers, and those that do survive their trek from sea to aquarium can turn out to be deadly additions to your reef.
Eighteen beluga whales are sought by SeaWorld Entertainment and the Georgia Aquarium seeks federal approval for their import despite the NOAA's permit denial.
Ceramics are used for all sorts of practical and aesthetic purposes, sometimes a combination of both exemplified by Shayne Greco's work. He creates real-to-life functional ceramic art pieces using sealife as his inspiration.
We don't have any information about this reef aquarium (posted by youtube member "Jack Allen") other than it's a beauty! Large display tank. Mature coral colonies. Fat angels and tangs. What more needs to be said?
We usually don't blog about commercial sales, but we're making an exception because of the extreme rarity (and price) of these two Centropyges. It appears NYAquatics is entering the ultra-high-end-fish foray by offering not only a Peppermint Angel but also a Narcosis Angel for sale. For anyone with deep deep pockets and a passion for dwarf angelfish, here's your chance.
Round and around and around we go. Nothing gets between an emerald crab and its dinner. This Mithrax sculptus hitches a ride on a rotating Hydor Flo wavemaker and chows down like it's business as usual.
James journeys to Australia's Great Barrier Reef with full camera gear in tow. Join him as he surveys the world's largest living structure and witness its incredible beauty and fragility.