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By admin - Posted Oct 26, 2009 09:10 PM

Cuttlefish have HD polarized vision

Cuttlefish have HD polarized vision

Cuttlefish in the aquarium at London Zoo. Check out those eyes! Photo by William Warby / Flickr.

According to new research, cuttlefish can visualize plane-polarized light to a much higher degree than previously thought possible, giving them additional and unique ways of communicating and visualizing their environment.

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Scolymia australis: The Forbidden (Bleeding) Apple?

Scolymia australis are one of the most beautiful corals on Earth. The best specimens dazzle like gems of the sea. It's no wonder these LPS corals command such high demand and prices. There's no question reefkeepers want Scolymias ... but should we?

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Robotic tentacle nears completion [video]

Robotic tentacle nears completion [video]

The updated tentacle that will be used on the robot.

By year end researchers hope to have completed a robotic animal based upon an octopuses tentacle. This research could have far reaching implications for undersea exploration as well as for use in medical proceedures.

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Soccer player Thierry Henry plans to install a 5,500 gallon £250,000 aquarium in London residence

Soccer player Thierry Henry plans to install a 5,500 gallon £250,000 aquarium in London residence

Concept images of Thierry Henry's upcoming massive aquarium build.

Thierry Henry, a striker for the New York Red Bulls soccer team, plans to completely gut his £6 million London home to install a series of custom aquariums which will reportedly span four stories of his new home.

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Coral Restoration Foundation credits aquarists for conservation success

Coral Restoration Foundation credits aquarists for conservation success

CRF diver prepares freshly cut staghorn frags for "suspended grow-out"

Retired TV news anchor John Carlin interviews Ken Nedimyer, president of Coral Restoration Foundation, "a non profit company focused on developing simple, effective, and inexpensive coral nursery and coral restoration techniques that could be duplicated anywhere." Nedimyer credits aquarists for the success of his conservation work.

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Destination Reefs: Bali

Bali, Indonesia: An island paradise near the southern border of Indonesia (and the Coral Triangle). Bali is so popular that we've got videos galore this week. The density and diversity of life found here is astounding, but Bali's coral reef is also a victim of its own beauty.

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Mystery fish from Pacific Island Aquatics is just another cool creature from Hawaii

Mystery fish from Pacific Island Aquatics is just another cool creature from Hawaii

ID me!

This neat looking mystery fish captured by Pacific Island Aquatics has the characteristics of several different species. Can you identify what it is?

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New England Aquarium set for $15mil renovations

New England Aquarium set for $15mil renovations

The definition of walk-around aquarium

The New England Aquarium at Boston, MA (USA) will undergo a $15 million "revitalization program" which includes "a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation" of their massive 200,000 gallon, 4-story walk-around Caribbean coral reef exhibit.

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Large fish prefer tabular corals

Large fish prefer tabular corals

One of the structures built by the researchers in this study. A sweetlip takes advantage of the shade.

Just like humans, large fish have very specific living preferences. When given a choice fish like snappers, coral trout, and sweetlips prefer hanging out under flat, tabling corals instead of branching corals or massive corals.

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Aquariums and Zoos Encourage Children's Interest in Sealife Conservation

Aquariums and Zoos Encourage Children's Interest in Sealife Conservation

Children marvel the live coral reef exhibit at Steinhart Aquarium. Photo by Shubert Ciencia

A recent Harris Poll found 94 percent of people agree that zoological parks and aquariums offer valuable information about the importance of oceans, bodies of water and the animals that live there. So what are some important lessons we can take away from this poll?

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Hitchhiking on a Star

Hitchhiking on a Star

A half inch lionfish riding a star!

You're a juvenile fish stranded out in the middle of no where, with nothing but muddy sand for miles around. What do you do? You hitchhike on a starfish! This video shows how baby frogfish and lionfish play the hand they're dealt.

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GloFish® Glowing Sushi? [video]

GloFish® Glowing Sushi? [video]

Transgenic GloFish on a rice roll called "Stop and Glow Nigirizushi."

We've all seen those neon-colored GloFish® in the local fish store, right? They are the ones that fluoresce yellow, orange, and green, under actinic lighting. Well, some sushi chefs have taken it to the next level and have created glowing sushi using these tiny GloFish® as a new culinary delight. Yum?

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Curve Appeal: A 2000 Gallon Crescent Aquarium

Living Color Aquariums has built the 'anti-bow-front' aquarium ... and a HUGE one at that. This astounding 2,000 gallon aquarium features an unique concave acrylic front face providing an immersive field of view for any marine fish lover to gaze at all day long.

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #13

Specialized photographic techniques can help us view our mundane world in an unique and interesting way. In Advanced Aquarist's thirteenth wallpaper, Mitchell Brown shows us corals like most of us have never seen before - under fluorescence!

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Move over chainmail and Kevlar: The dawn of fish scale armor?

Move over chainmail and Kevlar: The dawn of fish scale armor?

The razor-like teeth of the piranha trap the skin and muscle of its prey in a guillotine-like bite.

Researchers from the University of California at San Diego are investigating a new class of body armor inspired by arapaima - a tropical freshwater fish from Brazil. Military and law enforcement personale could some day sport this advanced biocomposite armor in the line of duty.

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