"Paludarium OSAMU" is an installation by Japanese artist Azuma Makoto. He deconstructs a paludarium into side-by-side aquarium and terrestrial plant exhibits that are joined together with technology.
Actaea grimaldii is the newest species of reef crabs. It is described from Papua New Guinea. It is very striking in coloration, covered in mottled orange to red and white patterns over its spiky carapace.
Orphek has introduced a new LED pendant featuring 36 LEDs run at 2 watts a piece for a total of 72 watts of blue-white light comparable to 16,000-18,000K. The Orphek PR 72 can be integrated with Apex's variable speed/dimming modules for dimming and scheduling control.
Just as research shows saltwater fish can see UV light in the blue sea, scientists have recently discovered freshwater fish can see infrared. A new research sheds light on mechanism behind their special ability to see IR light, which fish use to navigate and hunt.
The main feature-set of the Grove Ecosystem. Ignore the "self-cleaning aquarium" pitch. It's a pipedream of non-aquarists.
Leave it to students at MIT to engineer the world's coolest, most high-tech aquaponics: a synergy of aquariums and indoor plant cultivation.
What do you think of when you imagine a jellyfish moving through water? Most of us think it is pushing against the water behind it (like a slow water jet) to propel itself forward. But Standford engineers have discovered that we're wrong; jellyfish actually suck water towards itself to swim.
Three new rivulids are described from South America. Two are as sexy as we've come to expect from killifish, but one might claim the dubious distinction of the dullest rivulid ever described.
We have a soft spot for nicely-done paludariums (part aquarium, part terrarium). This dramatic paludarium features a rocky outcrop with water that gently cascades down through moss and aquatic ferns.
The below-water section isn't quite as impressive as the above-water section, but overall the exhibit is very well done with all its jagged nooks and crannies covered in lush greenery. A little fog effect at the waterline would be a nice touch too. (but who are we to criticize?)
It is increasingly trendy to incorporate huge cantilevered aquariums in bars and clubs. A Los Angeles underground food/drink and live music venue boasts a 5,500 gallon saltwater aquarium "chandelier" as its main attraction.
The headline sounds counter-intuitive, but researchers found that when lemon damsels are caught by a predator, they release a chemical that actually attracts more predators to the area. The additional competing predators interfere with the initial predation event and gives the damsel a 40% greater chance of escaping.
There's no question about cute or ugly this time. These two newly described Apistogramma species, A.wolli and A.feconat, are unquestionably lookers.
Moenkhausia lineomaculata is the newest described species of characids. A diminutive cousin to the diamond tetra and red eye tetra, M.lieomaculata is the 80th species of the genus.
With support from environmental groups, a Hawaiian agency is once again pushing for a ban on aquarium fish collection, this time under the pretext of helping corals against bleaching.
Palau is one of my favorite places in the world. It's an unique coral reef island chain both above and below sea level. Yesterday, Palau's Congress approved a bill to protect 80% of their reefs. It is unquestionably a national, nay world treasure worth preserving.
This aquarium exhibit at the Birch Aquarium (San Diego) shows what could happen - in both natural reefs and reef aquariums - when corals are exposed to oxybenzone.
A new study finds that a chemical commonly used in sunscreens and many cosmetic products not only causes bleaching but damages corals at the cellular level and prevents coral reproduction.