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

A new American crayfish

A new American crayfish

Fallicambarus schusteri

Fallicambarus schusteri is the newest described crayfish from the Americas. The new burrowing species was discovered, surprisingly, along seasonally-flooded roadside ditches.

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Two hour video of Long Island Aquarium's epic 20,000g reef

Here are two hours of ultimate relaxation featuring the left half of one of the world's best public aquaria reef exhibits. Set it to full-screen HD and let your week's stresses melt away.

New shrimp looks like a cross between a jelly bean and a scorpion

New shrimp looks like a cross between a jelly bean and a scorpion

The scorpion coral shrimp

This is Metapontonia scorpio, a weird, new species of symbiotic coral shrimp from Taiwan. The tiny pill-shaped shrimp features an unique tail that can turn upwards like a scorpion's tail.

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Chromis may adapt to acidification by modulating their biological clocks

Chromis may adapt to acidification by modulating their biological clocks

Acanthochromis polyacanthus

A new research has uncovered a fascinating way some reef fish may be able to adapt (to an extent) to ocean acidification. The reef chromis, Acanthochromis polyacanthus, adapts to higher CO2 levels by altering its circadian rhythm genes to essentially think it's always nighttime.

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A new, bigger NoClean Aquarium

A new, bigger NoClean Aquarium

The new two-gallon NoClean Fish Bowl

The original NoClean Aquarium, introduced in 2012, is a small one-gallon tank featuring a built-in auto-starting siphon for quick and easy water changes. NoClean is now preparing to launch a larger two-gallon version in a new fish-bowl form factor.

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Mass die-off at East Flower Garden Bank

Mass die-off at East Flower Garden Bank

The remains of a sea urchin recently dead from a large-scale mortality event at the East Flower Garden Banks laying atop dying star coral colonies – these are coated with a white mat of unknown material. Image credit: FGBNMS/G.P. Schmahl

Something is killing invertebrates of all types (corals, starfish, urchins, clams, sponges, etc.) at an alarming rate in East Flower Garden Banks (Gulf of Mexico) ... and scientists have yet to identify the cause.

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A new tetra species: Hemigrammus aguaruna

A new tetra species: Hemigrammus aguaruna

Hemigrammus aguaruna

Hemigrammus aguaruna is a lovely new species of tetra from the western Amazon basin in Peru and Colombia, South America.

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The reef aquarium at DORMERO Hotel Rotes Ross is maturing ridiculously well

We're always excited to share updates about this 660 gallon reef aquarium famous for its lush mix of SPS, soft corals, and gorgonians as well as the huge zebra moray eel that patrols its waters. A new video shows just how spooky beautiful the reef has become.

The suspended staghorn Acropora growing downwards add a beautiful, unique, and almost Gothic appearance that further affirms Germany's DORMERO Hotel Rotes Ross reef as one of the most outstanding in the world.   It is no wonder why healthy coral reefs (wild or captive) are compared to bustling underwater cities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trdl-acpiDo

Not all Zoas are social

Not all Zoas are social

The oral disk of this new species of zoantharian peaks out above the soft sand. Photo credit: Takuma Fujii

When we think "zoantharians," we think of colorful colonies of hundreds of polyps - like fields of flowers. But scientists have discovered a new, unique species of Japanese zoa that lives alone.

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First commercially aquacultured Yasha Gobies available soon!

First commercially aquacultured Yasha Gobies available soon!

Credit: Joe Szczebak

Quality Marine (wholesaler) provided us with a press release announcing that the first ever aquacultured Stonogoniops yasha are on the way. These little gobies are some of our favorites, so it's awesome to see them added to the growing list of commercially available aquacultured reef fish.

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Deadly beauty: A new deep-water scorpionfish

Deadly beauty: A new deep-water scorpionfish

Scorpaenodes barrybrowni. Photo by Barry Brown.

Scorpaenodes barrybrowni is the newest described venomous scorpionfish from very deep (95-160 meter = 310-525 feet) vertical walls at Curaçao, Caribbeans. As we've come to expect of deep-water reef fish, S.barrybrowni is extremely colorful.

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Professor seeks to 3D scan every fish species in the sea

Professor seeks to 3D scan every fish species in the sea

Fringed Filefish (Monacanthus ciliatus)

Kinda creepy, very cool, and eminently useful for ichthyologists (lovely people who study fish for a living). Professor Adam Summers of the University of Washington wants to 3D scan every species of fish in our oceans. Pokemon Go, eat your heart out.

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Pacific Blue tang aquaculture breakthrough

Pacific Blue tang aquaculture breakthrough

Pacific Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) juveniles – 55dph. Approximately 25mm long (slightly larger than a quarter). Blue and black coloration developing. No yellow yet. Photo by Tyler Jones.

Rising Tide Conservation and the UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab announce the success of captive-bred Pacific blue tangs (Paracanthurus hepatus)! We provide their statement after the jump as well as a link to a wonderful Reef-to-Rainforest article.

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This clown triggerfish loves belly rubs

Most pet fish - even those bred and raised in captivity - keep a healthy distance between themselves and their owners. But every now and then, you find fishes that love physical interaction with their owners.

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Your fish can get arthritis, too

Your fish can get arthritis, too

A stained skeletal scan of a zebrafish. Credit: USC/Gage Crump Lab

University of Southern California researchers have discovered that fish have joints similar to mammals that are capable of developing arthritis — just like you or me.

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