Pacific Sun has announced their latest model of the Pandora Hyperion LED lamp: the Hyperion S, described by Pacific Sun as their "shallow water" version. The eight channel multi-colored 200 watt LED+T5 hybrid fixture is wirelessly controlled via bluetooth. The Hyperion S is due out on April 20, 2013 with a retail price of $899 USD ($699 Euro)
Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon can be stunning aquarium animals. While they have a much better record of captive survivability than other batoids, their husbandry is hardly undemanding or uncomplicated. In actual fact, properly caring for these unusual creatures requires a considerable amount of preparation and resources.
Robert Young and Denny Curtis have a vision to build a better betta tank, and they need your support. The LumaTank is a 6 inch acrylic cube tank, but it's unlike any other tank you've seen. The tank's walls are laser cut and engraved cast acrylic and illuminated by edge-lit LEDs to create an eye-catching conversation piece.
Redfish Issue 19 is marine-centered, with articles about Acropora, Orange-lined triggerfish, what NOT to keep in your reef tank, as well as articles about neotropical cichlids and breeding Redigobious naus.
The coral-killing sponge, Terpios hoshinota, was recently found on a Java reef and smothers all coral that it comes into contact with as it grows.
CNN reports that Bill Wann owns the largest privately owned reef aquarium in North America (a 24 feet x 10 feet x 10 feet main tank totaling over 20,000 gallons including two sumps). His aquarium is so large that Wann regularly scuba dives in it. We share CNN's video report.
Experimenting on himself, "Dr. Osculus" may be the first person to use a psychedelic drug synthesized by a simple marine sponge found in the Caribbean.
The 35,000 sardines in the Kuroshio Current Exhibit at Nagoyako Aquarium (Japan) were once well behaved. They grouped themselves in a coordinated school, creating a "pilchard tornado" - a massive whirling ball of fish that delighted aquarium-goers. But as time went on, the sardines began to break formation. Aquarium officials had to do something to get their fish back in line.
This one's for all of you cephalopod lovers! Do you want to meet up with others that share your passion? If so, register for TONMOCON V, which will be held at the California Academy of Sciences October 18-20, 2013.
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds.
Ever wonder how may people are attacked annually versus how many sharks people kill by shark finning? The data is startling!
This may be the least words I've ever blogged ... because the beauty of the Red Sea speaks for itself. Thank you 'matdiver' for this video of one of the most amazing places on earth.
A fishmonger in China had a rather bizarre (and dangerous!) surprise when he cut open a squid for a customer: a live bomb that the squid consumed earlier.
Inspired by Asian artists painting three-dimensional goldfish using acrylic paint layered over clear resin, the Italian-trained artist Chierchia Gerardo produces some amazing 3D goldfish art of his own . What's more, his art is available for sale for as little as $30! [Warning: Graphics intensive but well worth the download!]