Dr. Tim Wijgerde has published the first video update for his "Sustainable Coral Farming" crowd-sourced research. The video shows their progress with the aquarium system and scientific equipment that will be used to learn how to best grow azooxanthellate corals (starting with carnation corals) in captivity.
Read our previous article for more information about Dr. Tim Wijgerde's Indiegogo crowd-sourced research aimed at uncovering knowledge and developing protocols to grow and farm difficult-to-keep azooxanthellate reef invertebrates.
The Indiegogo contribution period has ended already. However, if your company would still like to support this research with financial or equipment donations, please contact Advanced Aquarist and we will arrange communication with the research team. Dedicated research is a costly endeavor that needs your support. Corporate donations will receive honorable mentions in the published data, which will be available open-access to aquarists, coral farmers, and public aquariums world-wide.
A newly published video of this 48x48x24 inch reef demonstrates how the front-to-back width of an aquarium - the "3rd dimension" - can have an even bigger visual impact than length and height.
Sir David Attenborough officially opens Nottingham Trent University's Newton and Arkwright buildings on Wednesday 18th May 2011 - Nottingham, UK (Photo by David Baird)
Anyone who has watched their fair share of nature documentaries recognizes his indelible British voice. After nearly sixty years after his last visit to the GBR, Sir David Attenborough will once again film and narrate an upcoming BBC documentary about the world's largest coral reef system.
The United States National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is soliciting scientific comments to help assess the threat to the iconic clownfish, Amphiprion percula. Advanced Aquarist provides more information and offers our thoughts on this important issue.
I don't think it's any secret amongst reefkeepers that the quality of light (not just the quantity) matters for coral health and growth. Most of us see differences in terms of pigmentation when corals are exposed to different spectrum, but a new study finds that differences in light quality can dramatically alter coral skeleton on a macro and micro level.
The answer to the struggle of what to feed marine predators that require live foods is right under our noses. Fish might be friends, but in the real world the may also be food.
If you hate the 'blue look' for reef aquarium, you better shield your eyes now! But for the rest of us, this video published by Kenneth Olson celebrates a healthy mixed-reef aquarium in all its neon splendor.
MIT researchers document how corals use microscopic cilia appendages to manipulate the micro-environment around them, creating strong localized currents to draw nutrients towards corals while expelling waste products.
Who needs cabinet space when you can have a massive aquarium instead? Robert Kolenik imagined the "Ocean Keuken" (keuken is Dutch for kitchen) into reality, and its the very definition of opulence for the modern aquarist.
Yep. This man wearing an octopus for a hat was just awarded MASNA's Aquarist of the Year this past weekend at MACNA 2014. We all knew Richard Ross is an aquarist extraordinaire, and now it's finally official!
20 new corals - many species aquarists keep - join Acropora cervicornis and A.palmata as "Threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). While this listing does not have a direct and immediate effect on reefkeepers, it is only one step removed from Endangered listing.
Macropharyngodon pakoko is the newest leopard wrasse described from the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, where it is endemic. This wrasse brings the total number of Macropharyngdon to twelve species.
Fast-tracking the evolutionary process: Scientists have reared birchirs (an awesome oddball tropical fish) to walk on land, and their research has produced some fascinating results.
The event will take place September 4th, 5th, and 6th of 2015 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, in northwest Washington, DC.
Despite having a reputation for being mindless instinct driven vertebrates, fish are actually highly intelligent. So please, no more 30-second memory myths. A slew of recent research has shown a variety of complex behaviors and social systems (which I recently wrote about). While other recent work has focused on the cognitive abilities of specific individuals, as well as their ability to learn from others