Ocean acidification caused by human development can alter the behavior of coral larvae, a new study shows.
Students from The University of Queensland are populating a new website with data on GBR invertebrates. "After completing eight weeks of intensive study of marine invertebrates in Brisbane, the class undertakes a seven day field trip at UQ's Heron Island Research Station. Each student undertakes detailed studies on a marine invertebrate of their choice" and create a detailed webpage about his/her research.
Can't get enough of good aquarist reads? Check out Redfish's latest downloadable issue, which includes articles on the horned starfish, Lake Malawi cichlid, Central American cichlid, feeding corals, and Tangs. As always, Redfish is free to read.
Amphiprion clarkii, the model fish used in this cyanide detection study. Photo by Elias Levy / Flickr.
The use of cyanide to collect marine fish still exists even though its use is illegal in many countries that export fish for the marine aquarium trade. Prior to this new detection method, the only way to test for a cyanide-caught fish was to destroy the fish and test directly for cyanide. This new method is non-lethal, fast, highly sensitive, inexpensive, and could allow importers to test each bag of fish in six minutes. This is huge!
With over 30 years of diving to the deep-sea in manned submersibles, scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) have seen a plethora of organisms most people will never have a chance to see.
The Vertex Aquaristik Vectra is a new motorized protein skimmer neck cleaner designed to work with most popular protein skimmers. We unbox and review the Vectra.
The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean comprised of 26 low-lying atolls arranged in an unique double parallel chain. Beneath the surface, thousands of species of corals and reef fish share the sea with Maldive's famed manta rays and whale sharks.
Nat Geo has released a new video clip of Fish Tank Kings. Viewers hitch a ride in a submersible to collect deep water fish in Curacao. All in all, the clips we've been provided demonstrate the show's exciting potential.
This new crab species, Insulamon palawanense, is one of four crustaceans found on the island during a recent scientific survey. The crab's attractive purple hue depicted in the accompanying photograph is a defining characteristic of this species. While this crab is not one that we normally would keep in our tanks given it is not a saltwater species, it is still very pretty none-the-less.
Originally published April 18, 2011: Nothing excites me more than seeing successful breeding and propagation systems, which is why I am extremely pleased to share the "selected reef tank" showcased at www.h2oplusomething.com: Machado de Sousa's 8000L Coral Farm.
Kessil has outed a slew of information about their new A350 and A350W "Tuna Blue" LEDs. The two models feature manually adjustable color spectrum and twice the light of Kessil's popular A150W pendants. Read on for much more information.
We know you have a lot of questions about Nat Geo's upcoming TV show, and so do we. Who better to get answers than Francis Yupangco of Living Color Aquariums? He talks with Advanced Aquarist about Fish Tank Kings.
This summer, CoralVue will introduce a new 4-stage 100 gallon-per-day RODI unit to their product selection. There are a number of very nice features to this filter that make it something worth investigating when purchasing a new or replacement RODI system.
Personal manufacturing is coming into the public main stream with the advent of modestly affordable 3D printers that build things out of plastic such as the Makerbot. While they are not yet ready for printing protein skimmers, it is already possible to print things like frag plugs/racks, eductors, brine shrimp hatcheries, sponge filters, replacement parts, and performance modifications. Read on to learn more!
Advanced Aquarist shares two "first look" video clips of Nat Geo's highly anticipated new TV show, Fish Tank Kings. From the scenes we are provided, Fish Tank Kings appears to spend significant airtime on education and discussing the build process.