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.
These two guys are lucky they didn't become lunch!
From now until May 5, Delray Beach will add additional chlorine to its municipal water as part of its regular maintenance procedure to kill and flush out bacterial and algae in its pipeline. Why are we reporting on such a local tidbit of news?
It really doesn't take a second mortgage or PhD degree to create a spectacular and unique exhibit. Redditer Garrett_TheFerret laid down the foundation for his new "shell dweller paradise," and the results are simply gorgeous. Or as another redditer said: "Who knew a pile of rocks and some shells could look so damn nice?"
I'm a runner. I'm also obviously an aquarist, so these new shoes by New Balance caught my attention. NB released three limited-edition running shoes in their classic/retro 574 silhouette with fashion inspired by fish scales.
Research led by Stanford scientist Steve Palumbi reveals how some corals can quickly switch on or off certain genes in order to survive in warmer-than-average tidal waters.
These days, my heart and expertise lay with saltwater aquariums. But it was discus that drew me into this addictive hobby. I still remember the first time I saw a discus when I was 7 years old; I was immediately hooked (no pun intended). When I saw discus in a planted aquarium, there was no turning back.
Is there nothing the mighty mantis shrimp isn't remarkable at? Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames.
Monterey Bay Aquarium's newest exhibit, "Tentacles," opened earlier this month and is all about cephalopods. The new exhibit has given rise to a new aquarium superstar: the incredible (and incredibly adorable) flapjack octopus.
If babies and toddlers need knit caps to keep their lil' heads warm, they might as well sport one with serious style! Kerry Siegel sells this pattern for turning a string of yarn into a glorious fishy headpiece for your precious.
Advanced Aquarist speaks with Lou Schiavo to learn more about the first ever RAP held in Orlando, Florida. The reefkeeping event starts this weekend, April 26 to 27th, 2014
The newest issue of AQUA, International Journal of Ichthyology is out, and in it is three newly described species of tropical fish including a gorgeous reef shrimp goby and two spectacular killifish.
Invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish are breeding and preying on Atlantic wildlife in plague-like proportions. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering the outright ban of all live lionfish. While the proverbial cat is already out of the bag and such a ban will likely have little impact on invasive populations, this proposal may pave the way for further bans of other wildlife.
If you've been reefkeeping for more than a decade, it's a safe bet you know of or have owned a IceCap product. CoralVue is resurrecting the venerable brand! They plan to announce at least six IceCap products at Interzoo (May 29 to June 1, 2014).