Many times, scientific discoveries are fortuitous events. Such is the case of 22 year old Megan Dykman and her unexpected discovery of two new genera and six unidentified (and yet to be formally described) soft corals in Tamar River, Tasmania. And yes, Tamar river is saline, not freshwater.
A newly published paper in a scientific journal featured this interesting photo of a brain coral (Siderastrea siderea), stacked tall like pancakes. The weird formation tells a history of storms at this Florida Keys reef site.
Scientists show when you expose mature corals to environmental stresses such as higher temperatures and acidic waters, their offspring appeared healthier when they, too, were exposed to these stresses.
We sadly report the passing of the world's most influential aquascaper, Takashi Amano on August 4, 2015 from complications of pneumonia. Amano was only 61 years old. The aquarium community will greatly miss Mr. Amano.
Frogfish are incredibly cool, so a new species - and genus - of frogfish is incredibly cool news. Meet Porophryne erythrodactylus, an Australian fish as weird as it is rare and beautiful.
The bulk of global warming research suggests that reef life will be negatively effected by warming oceans. However, a new research shows that juvenile maroon clowns actually fared better (yes, better) at higher temperatures.
Danio annulosus is the 25th species of the genus described. Unlike the striped patterns of the zebra danios, D.annulosus has a chain-link pattern. And it's not the only new Danio on the block.
The theory goes: Aquariums are good for people's wellbeings. UK scientists have confirmed the health benefits of fish-watching and discovered that the greater the biodiversity and the more colorful the fish, the greater the health benefits.
Oddball reef creatures (e.g. mantis shrimp) are muses for scientists and engineers. UCSD researchers are drawing upon longhorn cowfish (AKA boxfish) to design new materials for body armor and flexible electronics.
Aphyosemion jeanhuberi, Moema beucheyi, and Melanorivulus imperatrizensis are the three newest species of killifish described in the latest issue of Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology.
Reefkeepers know Red Sea Xenia for both their beauty and their aggressive growth. They're weeds in the wild too. 37 years of monitoring a section of the Red Sea revealed that stony coral growth is declining, and Xenia are colonizing in their place.
New Era Aquaculture, makers of popular fish foods for private and public aquaria, has been acquired by World Feeds. Their products are now rebranded as Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition in the UK and Balance Aquatic Nutrition in North America.
The Sentry ATO joins an already crowded auto-topoff system marketplace. But as we've come to expect from Pacific Sun, the Sentry ATO's feature set, refinement, and price makes it a worthy consideration.
The Mindstream was announced almost two years ago. Today, they launch a Kickstarter campaign to help them reach the finish line, with first deliveries targeted for the end of 2015. We share their press release, which includes information about the technology and pricing.
Billabong isn't just a surfer clothing brand. Billabongs are isolated ponds left behind after rivers change course or stop flowing. Ian Cook's paludarium (part aquarium, part terrarium) replicates a lush tropical billabong to perfection.