Montgomery Reef is Australia's largest inshore reef. Inshore reefs are incredibly dynamic ecosystems. Think of them as vast coral reef tidepools that completely change with the tides. Islands, lagoons, and raging rivers of seawater appear and disappear with the ebb and flow of the ocean. Animals once under meters of water are suddenly exposed to the intense tropical sun. This chimeric community is truly remarkable.
Play ball! The newly constructed Miami Marlin's Baseball Stadium is home to the world's only on-the-field tropical marine exhibit ... two 450 gallon aquariums as a matter of fact. Living Color Aquariums shares how they designed, fabricated, and installed this 'Aquatic Home Plate Backstop.'
CPR Aquatics is known for innovating the hang-on back (HOB) protein skimmer genre and their latest skimmer is aimed to please. It is a sister-product to the AeroForce 2 skimmer and looks physically similar but deviates with its air delivery system.
Would you pay $6,500 for a 10 gallon glass aquarium? Dutch artisans have crafted an unique multifaceted aquarium which can double as a modern geometric-abstract sculpture.
You have until midnight tonight (March 15) to save 20% on tickets. After that the individual ticket price will go up to $40. This will be a great workshop with a number of excellent speakers discussing breeding marine organisms. If you are at all interested in breeding marine ornamentals this is a must-attend event.
CAD Lights introduced their innovative inverted-cone Conic Bio-Reactor earlier this year. Now they've taken the design a step further by adding a 3 way re-circulating valve. Users can control the internal tumble speed as well as the water flow entering in and out of the reactor.
A healthy Acropora coral (front) appears to have better resistance to warmer waters than the bleached Porites behind it. Photo by James Guest.
Climate change and warming sea temperatures are exacting a toll on many species of coral around the world. However, a survey of reefs in South East Asia may indicate that certain species of coral may be able to adapt to warming sea temperatures.
If you love Cheetos, coral reefs, and conservation, then you'll love this news. An eBay member is auctioning off a "rare" Cheetos shaped like a seahorse, with 100% of the proceeds earmarked for Reef Relief, a Florida-based advocacy NGO for reef research, education and conservation.
Researchers have long known that theoretically an LED could emit more light power than what it electrically uses. Now for the first time scientists have shown this experimentally. How is this possible?
H2O Systems has designed an entire line of in-sump and external protein skimmers utilizing the Waveline DC pumps we blogged about yesterday. The Reef Life Support Systems (RLSS) skimmers feature tapered reaction chambers, specially designed perforated "dual level" pinwheels, bubble plate diffusers, air silencers, and of course Waveline DC5000 speed-controllable pumps.
Small eyes look out from the safety of a parent's mouth: but do cardinalfishes pay the price for good parenting? A male brooding Cheilodipterus sp. Photo: Rudie Kuiter.
Being a great dad can mean starving to protect the kids, putting up with a jealous spouse – and often, dying young. At least, if you’re a cardinalfish.
H2O Systems has introduced a line of DC pumps that are potentially game changers. Their new Waveline pumps produce a lot of (variable speed) flow with impressively low power consumption, cool operation, and affordable prices (controller included). We have many confirmed details about two Waveline models.
Banggai Rescue: Adventures in bringing Pterapogon kauderni back from the brink. A manual for aquarists, divers, and breeders.
A team of scientists and aquarists will use “crowd-funding” from the marine aquarium and conservation worlds to underwrite research and publish a new book about bringing the Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, back from the brink. The project needs your support to succeed.
As we mentioned in last week's Destination Reefs, Sulawesi (Indonesia) teems with so much life that we had to stay an additional week. Now we'll get up close and personal with hundreds of animals — from the beautiful to the bizarre — that inhabit Sulawesi's reef.
In February, we found a HUGE amphipod, discussed Scolymia husbandry and if we as aquarists should keep them, drooled over GloFish® Sushi, and toured a huge 2000 gallon curved aquarium. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for February 2012.