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

Magic Globe aquarium defies gravity

The Aquatica Gallery Magic Globe aquarium isn't new (introduced in 2006), but it received surprisingly little coverage from aquarium media outlets despite the fact that it's not everyday a fish bowl is radically re-imagined.

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Scientists probe the origins of the sharksucker's sucking disk

Scientists probe the origins of the sharksucker's sucking disk

A bone stain of the Sharksucker fish (genus Remora).

Scientists have wondered if the sharksucker fish's sucking disk is a completely new structure or if it is just a modification of an existing structure. The results are in!

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Polish reef leaves us breathless

It's a slow news week, so we hope you don't mind if we entertain you some delicious eye candy. The aquarium of Sever Lukasiewicz is another in a long line of jaw-dropping Polish reef tanks. Unfortunately, we don't have much information on this system, but this video speaks for itself.

We're also happy to announce a new Advanced Aquarist Featured Aquarium article publishing tomorrow, Jan 30, 2013.  It's been a while since we've featured a reader's reef system, but trust us when we say tomorrow's article is worth the wait.  In the meanwhile, let us whet your appetite with a beautiful aquarium that comes to us from Poland.  Set the video to 720p HD for maximum enjoyment.

Corallivorous snails aid transmission of brown band disease on Great Barrier Reef

Corallivorous snails aid transmission of brown band disease on Great Barrier Reef

The shell of the corallivorous snail, Drupella sp. Photo from Wikipedia / Drupella.

In controlled experiments, recent research shows that the corallivorous Drupella snail can transmit brown band disease from coral to coral on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Positive signs for public aquariums

Positive signs for public aquariums

The beautiful architecture of the National Aquarium. Photo by Andrew Horne

Public aquariums were one of the many casualties of the global recession, but recent trends show promise for better times on the horizon.

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Coral thieves turn themselves in

Coral thieves turn themselves in

Some of the hammer corals at Saltwater Paradise ... minus one.

We have a quick follow-up to a story we shared earlier in the week about a team of thieves who stole live corals from a New York LFS. WIVB4.com reports the thieves have turned themselves in and returned the stolen corals. However, some of the returned corals are reportedly dead.

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More MACNA speakers announced: Jose Dieck, Terence Fugazzi

More MACNA speakers announced: Jose Dieck, Terence Fugazzi

More speakers announced for the upcoming MACNA 2013!

The MACNA 2013 group has just announced two additional speakers for this year's MACNA, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, August 30-September 1 of this year.

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How pink and purple hues act as sunscreens for corals

How pink and purple hues act as sunscreens for corals

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New research by the University of Southampton has found a mechanism for how corals use their pink and purple hues as sunscreen to protect them against harmful sunlight.

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Corals are big-screen stars at Sundance Film Festival

Picture this: 45 glorious minutes of high-definition, art-quality reef footage projected inside a full-dome planetarium. We've just described Coral Rekindling Venus, a new film "designed to nurture an emotional connection between a global audience and the planet’s endangered coral reefs" currently showing at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

We share the latest HD trailer of Coral Rekindling Venus.  Set it to full screen and enjoy the magnificent imagery and music ... then try to imagine the full 45-minute experience presented in a massive planetarium.  We hope this film can instill awe and appreciation to people the world for the wondrous life in our tropical seas. Reefkeepers may be interested to know Coral Morphologic was commissioned to shoot the fluorescence footage.  Great job, Colin and Jared!

Cast and Credits

  • Director: Lynette Wallworth
  • Producer: John Maynard
  • Editor: Elliott Magen
  • Music And Songs: Max Richter, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Antony and the Johnsons, Tanya Tagaq Gillis, Fennesz, Sakamoto
  • Sound Design And Mix: Liam Egan
  • Principal Cinematographer: David Hannan
  • Principal Cast: Lynette Wallworth

Seachem introduces NutriDiet flake food

Seachem introduces NutriDiet flake food

NutriDiet flake food.

Formulated in four varieties, NutriDiet flake food include diets for Tropical, Marine, Goldfish, and Cichlid aquariums.

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Personal experiences with palytoxin poisoning: "Almost killed myself, wife and dogs"

Personal experiences with palytoxin poisoning: "Almost killed myself, wife and dogs"

Palythoa caribaeorum - Caribbean sea mat. Photo by Philippe Guillaume, Flickr.

"I wanted to share this story as a warning to novice and even experienced reefers" remarks Mario Tango, after his family's trip to the emergency room.

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Team of coral thieves recorded on video

Unbelievable! Saltwater Paradise is a "mom and pop" LFS in Tonawanda, NY specializing in reef life. This past weekend, three men and a woman carrying a young child entered the store. While two men distracted the store employee and the woman (with child) served as a look-out, the third man steals multiple corals from the display tanks. And this was all caught on surveillance camera!

Authorities need your help. If you know the identities of any of the four people caught on video, call City of Tonawanda Police at 716-692-2121.

Update (1/25/13): The thieves have turned themselves in.

Pet industry organization donates $25,000 to Coral Restoration Foundation

Pet industry organization donates $25,000 to Coral Restoration Foundation

South White Bank Reef: the WPA-sponsored site for outplanting Acropora cervicornis

The World Pet Association (WPA) is the first corporate "Patch Reef" level sponsor for Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF). As many Advanced Aquarist readers know, CRF was founded by Ken Nedimyer to propagate staghorn coral for the purpose of restoring Caribbean reefs. WPA joins the growing list of pet and aquarium industry organizations and businesses supporting coral restoration efforts.

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Hon Kit’s SPS dominant reef tank

Hon Kit’s SPS dominant reef tank

Hon Kit’s SPS dominant reef tank.

Occasionally it's nice to see what others are doing outside of the United States, so let's head over the pond to Singapore and marvel Singapore Reef Club's Tank of the Quarter Winner.

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Redfish #18 out now: New year, same great e-magazine

Redfish #18 out now: New year, same great e-magazine

Redfish Issue #18

Our friends from down under have published their first issue of the year. Take a dive at Clovelly Bay (Australia), gain appreciation for freshwater barbs, are about the gentle Chocolate Cichlid, and learn how to make the most out of your LFS trips. Oh, there's also a new section featuring their readers awesome reef and planted aquariums.

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