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Strongest underwater glue ever inspired by bivalves

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Move over Cyanoacrylate? Inspired by the natural adhesive proteins that bivalves such as clams and mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks, scientists have developed a new "super"glue called Poly(catechol-styrene) that may be the strongest underwater adhesive ever.

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Sparkly! A new species of triplefin blenny

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Helcogramma atauroensis is a new species of triplefin blenny from the Indian Ocean that packs a lot of colors - almost like a galaxy of stars - into its tiny frame.

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Two new species of deep-water Grammatonotus fishes from Pohnpei

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Surveys of deep reefs (a few hundred meters down) are discovering exciting and gorgeous fish species previously unseen by man. Two striking Grammatonotus (AKA Groppos) species have just been described.

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The evolution of one of the world's best reef tanks

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Viking V's massive 2000 liter (528 gallon), 300X80X80cm (120x30x30") reef tank is truly one of the world's great aquariums. This video shows the progression of this reef - from a pile of rocks in 2011 to a masterpiece in 2017.

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Understanding how corals respond to stresses

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Corals don't have obvious vital signs (like a heart beat) that we can take readings of to gauge a specimen's health, but new research into their stress response may give us the first metric to get a coral's "physical" snapshot.

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Be careful with zinc levels in your reef

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A new study partly authored by Dr. Tim Wijgerde has concluded that while zinc is an essential element to coral health (for key enzymes), elevated levels of zinc (levels found in some synthetic salt) can cause corals harm.

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Orphek introduces new Atlantik V4 with novel spectrum

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Look at the spectral plot. See anything novel? Orphek's new Atlantik V4 features new "dual-chip" LEDs including ones that produce infrared (above 800nm) light.

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One of the sexiest fairy wrasses ever

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This Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus was‎ posted in the Singapore Reef Club Facebook page by Junkai Ong. It is one of (if not) the finest fairy wrasses we have ever laid our eyes on. And it's for sale!

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Breakthrough in live coral imaging

By Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen on Mar 08, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Interdisciplinarity scientists have used a well-known biomedical imaging technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain fascinating insights to the structural organization and dynamics of reef-building corals.

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Rare damselfish hybrid found on GBR

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Scientists have documented a very rare hybrid between Dascyllus aruanus (the three-stripe/convict damsel) and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Fantasy aquascape by Narcis

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Narcis' aquascape reminds me of Fangorn Forest from in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth with its dark lighting, hard shadows, primal and unkempt plants, and of course the big old tree stump.

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An incredible Jewel "Seahorse" Aquarium*

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Aquariums during the art deco era of the early 1900s were truly sculptural works of art. Jewel Aquarium Company created arguably the most iconic aquarium of the era and quite possibly of all time: the Crane (AKA Seahorse) aquarium.

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I ❤ Paludarium

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I've always loved paludariums (half aquarium, half terrarium) since I was a kid. There's just something about the interaction between land and water that captivates me. Here is a spectacularly detailed view of a lush waterfall within a paludarium. The primal vegetation surrounding a soothing cascade is simply enchanting.

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Canadian judge shuts down, fines LFS $20,000 for keeping animals in distress

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A Calgary provincial judge has ordered Riverfront Aquariums to shut down and pay $20,000 in fines in violation of the Animal Protection Act. Additionally, the owners are prohibited from owning any new pets in the future.

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A new Congo cichlid: Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis

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Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis is a new African cichlid endemic to Lake Mweru (a smaller freshwater lake directly south of Lake Tanganyika and 150 miles NW of Lake Malawi). It is most similar to P. philander and is found in intermixed population with its mouth-brooding cousin.

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