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Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to operate in a surprising way and mitigate the warming near a handful of islands right on the equator. As a result these Pacific islands may become isolated refuges for corals and fish.
It's time to show the Caribbean some love again. While the diversity of fish and corals is dwarfed by their Pacific counterparts, the coral reefs of the Atlantic are still a place of awe and beauty wholly worthy of appreciation.
This may be the most unique aquarium e-book ever published. 'Fish Funernal Kit' teaches readers how to grieve and prepare funerals for their departed finned friends, including instructions for building fish caskets, certificates of life, and eulogy ideas.
The internet is a vast and disorganized place, so we thought we'd highlight new or relatively unknown but well-designed aquarium websites such as Aquaticlog.com. This website allows users to log, record, schedule, and share a wide range of information about their tanks. In essence, it's an online diary and PDA for your aquarium.
Originally published April 24, 2011: On this most fitting of days, we take a look at one of the rarest dwarf angelfishes: Centroypge hotumatua. Taxonomically described after Hotu Matuʻa (the legendary first settler and 'supreme chief' of Easter Island), the Easter Island Dwarf Angelfish rivals any Centropyge for rarity.
When someone wants to frag their corals, they will need some basic equipment: glue, something to mount the coral frags onto, someplace to put them once glued down, and maybe some sort of tweezers or pliers. Today I will show you how my Makerbot 3D printer can help with this task by printing coral frag plugs, a frag holder, and some additional optional equipment.
Yes. You're still reading Advanced Aquarist. What do medical scanners have to do with aquariums? One look at GE's 'CT Coral City Adventure' themed imaging room and you'll understand.
Today is turning out to be a 'Fish Tank Kings' day. We have four more video clips of Nat Geo's upcoming show, including a clip where LCA helps save an octopus at the Tennessee Aquarium and a clip where LCA installs a massive 8ft x 4ft personal reef tank.
It's amazing what creativity and talent can create on a limited budget. We share ephiphyte's impressive 20 gallon indoor bamboo paludarium he assembled on grad student's tight budget.
Last Friday, Nat Geo shared a video clip of their upcoming TV show 'Fish Tank Kings' where Living Color Aquariums goes to Curacao to collect fish using a submersible. This week, we find out what they were collecting for: A new deep water exhibit for Florida Aquarium.
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!