The 2015 International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest has concluded. We share a few of our favorites along with a link to photos of the top aquascapes judged this year. We suggest you wear a bib before viewing these photos.
What big arms you have! Leucothoe eltoni is a new crustacean species from Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The tunicate-dwelling amphipod's most striking feature is its massive front appendage. It's also now invasive in Hawaii. It was named after Elton John because, well, the scientist who discovered it simply loves Elton John.
Every successful reefkeeper inevitably becomes a coral farmer, so the demand for better fragging equipment certainly exists. Innovative Marine has developed three new frag racks - called AUQA Gadget ReefRacks - to aid propagation.
How does a tropical female mosquitofish let horny, unwanted suitors know she isn't interested in sex? The females grow differently sized and shaped genitalia!
Chambered nautilus are infrequently seen, but Allonautilus scrobiculatus is an especially rare species which has not been seen for over 30 years. Biologist Peter Ward sighted and photographed this supremely rare reef creature at Papua New Guinea.
This is Frank's absolutely incredible reef tank in glorious low def. Important Public Service Announcement: Always shoot videos horizontal. An adorable baby polar bear goes blind every time someone shoots a vertical video.
Going back to Cali ... Next year's Marine Aquarium Conference of North America will FINALLY return to the West Coast for the first time in nearly two decades!
Yesterday, the NMFS announced its determination regarding the petition to list Amphiprion percula as threatened or endangered under the ESA. It found none of the petitioned criteria warranted listing clownfish for protection.
IM's new Lagoon line introduces two more all-in-one aquariums into IM's growing stable of aquarium products as well as new, modern stands with new color selections. The Lagoon product line will be available through Innovative Marine dealers by August 28, 2015.
Nine Elms is an upcoming luxury apartment building in London (UK) that will feature a Sky Pool: a mammoth 90 ft L x 19 ft W acrylic box suspended over two adjacent high-rise apartment complexes.
Are you tired of paying full and expensive retail rates to ship fishes, corals, or plants? A web service provides discounted Fedex shipping rates for hobbyists.
A fascinating new research discovered that some tropical fish such as cichlids don't need to fight every other fish to determine their social standing. They can infer hierarchy by simply watching the interaction of conspecifics then logically deduce their position in the community.
A Taiwanese fisherman brought ashore this mysterious bright forest-green worm, presumably a species of ribbon worm (phylum Nemertea). As if the worm wasn't strange enough, it's got an outrageously long, pink "tongue" (AKA proboscis) with a life of its own.
Word to the wise: Do not dangle your bare chest over your aquarium. A fish (like this juvenile green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) may mistake your nipple for something delicious.
Researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have cracked the genetic code for octopus, the first genome of a cephalopod to be decoded. We now wait with bated breath to learn secrets from our eventual overlords.