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Coral Larvae Fluorescence Color Could Predict Their Settling Behavior

Coral Larvae Fluorescence Color Could Predict Their Settling Behavior

Red Acropora millepora (Credit: Mikhail Matz)

Scientists have learned that the fluorescence color of coral larvae can highly predict whether or not certain colored coral larvae will settle out on cue or stay in the water column long term.

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Scientists Captive Breed Native Urchins to Clean Up Hawaiian Reef

Scientists Captive Breed Native Urchins to Clean Up Hawaiian Reef

Divers getting ready to distribute the native collector urchins on the affected reef.

About 1,000 collector sea urchins were placed on a 500 square meter patch of infested reef Saturday in hopes of controlling a non-native smothering algal infestation of a local reef.

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MASNA Live: Call-in Program for Hobbyists

MASNA Live: Call-in Program for Hobbyists

MASNA Live Call-in Program

MASNA (Marine Aquarium Societies of North America) has begun a monthly call-in show where they will have a noted aquarium expert at the microphone to answer your call-in questions.

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Hubcap Art by Ptolemy Elrington

Hubcap Art by Ptolemy Elrington

Hubcap art by Ptolemy Elrington: a Viper Fish on Brighton Beach

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For Ptolemy Elrington, beauty is in creating marine art out of reclaimed materials such as hubcaps.

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Squids 4 Kids - Get a Squid for Dissection in your Classroom

Squids 4 Kids - Get a Squid for Dissection in your Classroom

Pacific Grove Natural History Museum, Pacific Grove, CA, June 2009. Photo by Ashley Booth.

Hands-on activities bring students to the excitement of marine biology and the importance of good ocean stewardship. Humboldt squid provide an outstanding teaching platform for discussing climate change, ecology, anatomy, physiology, oceanography and fisheries science.

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Travel to new depths with Google Earth's Ocean Showcase

Travel to new depths with Google Earth's Ocean Showcase

Screenshot of the Google Ocean Showcase.

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Can you turn a Wii remote into an aquarium sensor?

Can you turn a Wii remote into an aquarium sensor?

A Wii remote being used as a water level sensor.

"The Wiimote can track just about anything: All that’s needed is an LED light."

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Cephalopod Holiday Cookies

Cephalopod Holiday Cookies

Sweet, inky goodness!

Tastes great!

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Philippe Grosjean's Unique Dropoff Reef Aquarium

Philippe Grosjean's Unique Dropoff Reef Aquarium

A side view of the tank showing the drop-off zone to the right.

A uniquely designed 660L reef aquarium featuring an assortment of soft and hard corals, clams, and a variety of fish.

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Predatory coral eats jellyfish

Predatory coral eats jellyfish

More than a mouthful for most coral

A coral is recorded eating a jellyfish for the first time, in intriguing photographs taken by scientists.

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EcoTech Pumps Featured on the Ivanhoe News and ScienceDaily

EcoTech Pumps Featured on the Ivanhoe News and ScienceDaily

The innovative EcoTech MP10 pump attached to aquarium glass.

EcoTech's line of innovative pumps keeps getting more and more attention lately from media sources from within the aquarium industry and from popular news agencies.

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Hey Moby: you've got a piece of Giant Squid caught there between your teeth...

Hey Moby: you've got a piece of Giant Squid caught there between your teeth...

Monsters of the deep: A close up of the image shows the giant squid - believed to be up to ten metres long - firmly clamped between the jaws of the even more giant sperm whale

Moby Dick comes to life: The astonishing rare images of a sperm whale feasting on a giant squid.

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Vast plankton bloom off New Zealand

Vast plankton bloom off New Zealand

BLOOMING LOVELY: Large blooms of plantlike organisms called phytoplankton seen in New Zealand waters from a NASA satellite.

A vast plankton bloom occurring east of New Zealand has been captured by satellite.

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Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching

Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching

Coral in the genus Pocillopore showing bleached and normal pigmented sections. (Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service)

ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions -- including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) -- working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide.

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