Ned DeLoach is the consummate explorer and underwater photographer. He and his wife, Anna, have trekked the world's reefs to document (and sometimes discover) amazing species, and we are all better for it. We share but a tiny sampling of Ned's breathtaking photography.
The luminescence of carbon dots can be seen when irradiated with UV light. Photo by Prashant Sarswat
Semiconductors in LEDs are mostly made of aluminum, silicon, boron, or gallium compounds. Researchers are developing carbon-based LEDs, and Utah researchers have found that decomposing food - particular sugary soda drinks - are potential materials for LED semiconductor construction. Neato!
Every now and again, reefkeepers need to remind ourselves what we're aspiring towards: healthy coral reefs such as Ribbon Reef at the Great Barrier Reef. The amazing diversity of species and forms is truly awe-inspiring.
Monterey Aquarium recently had a dumbo octopus (arguably the world's cutest cephalopod) on exhibit. But watching them in their native ultra-deep-sea-floor habitat is something else. The exploration vessel Nautilus captures some magnificent footage of these adorable creatures. Bonus: We love listening to scientists swoon and geek out about an octopus.
This video was recently shared on reddit and made me irrationally happy. Two VERY bored but creative men stream commentary for live aquarium fish "competition." Doesn't make sense? Just watch the video. I dare you to watch the full hour.
Now this is our type of art exhibit! Artist Yadegar Asisi assembled a mammoth, immersive experience featuring the Great Barrier Reef displayed on the world's largest 360° panorama at Leipzig, Germany.
Have you ever failed at catching a fast fish like this sixline wrasse? Don't feel badly; it's simply a better athlete than you are. Photo by Brian Gratwicke
When you think of the world’s greatest athletes, names like Usain Bolt generally spring to mind, but scientists have discovered the best athletes could well be found in the water, covered in scales.
Researchers have discovered that Porites cylindrica are able to maintain constant pH within their calcifying fluids. This mechanism may help certain corals cope with ocean acidification. It may also explain how SPS corals can grow so well even in pH-suppressed captive environments.
This aquascape isn't the most dynamic or innovative, but through a combination of its high video production value, the tranquil music, and the neatly arranged aquascape itself, it is one of the most relaxing aquascape videos we've seen. Y'all have a most excellent weekend!
Many fishes have amazing telescopic mouths that are brutally effective at catching prey. Researchers concluded these special mouths first appeared only around 100 million years ago, and once they arose, they took off in popularity and quickly evolved.
A new preliminary study concludes fish can quickly and accurately identify faces between conspecifics (their own species) and even heterospecifics (different species).
God is in the details. This is Ohko Canyon. I think going fishless might have been the better call because even tiny neon tetras ruin the magnificent scale of this nano aquascape.
Innovative Marine is at it again. This time, they're slashing prices while improving the design of their Hydrofill Auto-Top-Off (ATO) controller and pump.
A lot of beautiful crayfish are being discovered in tropical Asia. It's America's turn. Procambarus holifieldi is a new 'mud bug' discovered in a low-lying field in Perry County, Alabama.
As it pertains to resilience against bleaching, a new study discovers that it's not simply the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, or zooplankton on their own that can keep corals healthy, but rather it is the balance between them that matters.