Readers of Advanced Aquarist may remember the Curacao deepwater Golden Basslet, Liopropoma aberrans, which was first collected and sold in 2011 for an speculated $~9000 USD. As it turns out, DNA barcoding of mysterious fish larva revealed that this fish was actually not L.aberrans but rather a new species, Liopropoma olneyi!
Zachary Long of FengLong Photography spent the better part of a day shooting professional time lapse photography of Georgia Aquarium, and boy was it was time well spent! His video makes an already impressive massive public aquarium that much more spectacular.
Martin Moe is updating the legendary book that shaped the marine aquarium hobby! The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference will be released in a greatly expanded and updated five volume ebook series. Volume I: The Chemical Environment is now available.
There isn't much aquarium or science news to report this week, so we thought we'd wrap up our week with this outstanding photo starring two of the cutest reef gobies you may ever see. The photo was taken by our friend, Ned DeLoach, of blennywatcher.com
When I tell people that we’re in the field collecting saltwater animals for display and research at the aquarium, most of them imagine that the actual catching is the hard part. In reality, the hard work starts after we collect the animal.
Here is a fascinating experimental video by Dustin Adamson of oceanshutter.com using a 8mm fisheye lens. The extreme barrel distortion provides an unique, exciting, and slightly dizzying view of Pacific tropical reef life ... kind of like a super awesome live snow globe.
Every educated aquarist knows about the nitrogen cycle, but how much do you really know about the nitrogen cycle? Advanced Aquarist welcomes our newest writer, Tommy Dornhoffer, who revisits the nitrogen cycle in marine aquaria in all its intricate and dynamic glory.
The California Academy of Sciences are back in the Philippines studying reef life. Steinhart Aquarium Biologist Richard Ross keeps us updated during the expedition, which includes Bobbit-worm catching devices and a series of newly designed hyperbaric chambers for decompressing fish hand-collected below 300 feet!
Innovative Marine read all the user feedback on forums and etailer reviews on the first generation SkimMate skimmers. The result of aquarist input is the completely re-engineered SkimMate Ghost Series drop-in, plug-n-play protein skimmers, available mid May, 2014.
Monterey Bay Aquarium is adding two deep-water cephalopods to its newest hit exhibit, Tentacles. The evil-looking vampire squid and Japetella octopus will take the place of the adorable flapjack octopus, which are still with MBA but moved behind the scenes.
Up until last week, this beautiful and rare anthias was only known from the Central Pacific. A recent collection expedition by Cairns Marine observed and collected P.aurulentus at a depth of 60m close to the Great Barrier Reef.
UK's Daily Mail publishes some of the wackiest fish stories of any major publication. I think this one may take the cake. Retired nurse and grandmother of four, Andree Siwadi snapped photos of a frog embracing a fat goldfish.
Researchers have discovered a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, raising hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection.
James Gilmore lives the good life. Due to the realities of finance, space, knowledge, and/or the indulgence of our better half, most aquarists are forced to make the tough choice when it comes to what type of aquarium we want to keep. Freshwater of saltwater? Planted or reef? James clearly subscribes to the philosophy: Why not both?
A new study finds that as ocean temperatures rise, coral larvae will increasingly stay close to their parents. This findings is both good and bad news; Reefs may be better at recovering from localized events such as storms and bleaching, but less connectivity with the larger world can make reefs more vulnerable down the line.