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By admin - Posted Feb 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Below is a comprehensive listing of our latest blog posts sorted by date with the newest posts at the top of the list.
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Anybody want 3,000 protein skimmers?

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Oh, the crazy things you find on eBay! At least 2,000, if not closer to 3,000 D&D Marine Enterprises protein skimmers acquired via a company bankruptcy are up for sale for $16,000. Apparently there's too many units for the seller to physically count.

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eNCREST Nextsense aquascapes

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We don't read Japanese, and frankly we have no idea what eNCREST Nextsense is or what this video is promoting. Is it an aquascaping contest? A promotion for a real estate development? What we do know is that the four aquascapes presented in this silent video are drop-dead gorgeous.

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NMFS proposes Banggai cardinalfish for Endangered Species Act protection

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Ret Talbot reports the The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has completed its 12 month status review for seven species. They proposed listing six of the seven species, including the Banggai Cardinalfish, for Endangered Species Act protection.

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The upcoming St. Augustine Aquarium will have a ship-wreck exhibit

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The St. Augustine Aquarium (Florida, USA) will house 250,000+ gallons of combined exhibits on its 43,000 square foot facility , including its unique ship-wreck main exhibit.

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Maybe it's time we start a Wall of Shame

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is actively cracking down on the illegal trade of protected species. The USFWS arrested a Bay Area man last week charged with selling Asian arowanas.

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You are what you eat – if you’re a coral reef fish

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Or more precisely, Harlequin Filefish smell like what they eat. This species dines on Acropora, and it turns out the fish ends up smelling like Acropora too. In addition to their visual camouflage, the adopted scent helps disguise the filefish from predators.

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2000 liter Russian reef tank

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Reefkeeping the Russian Way: "Viking's" 2000 liter (528 gallon), 300X80X80cm (120x30x30") reef tank is as massive as it is pristine and beautiful. If only we could all have 10 foot tanks! Now queue "In Mother Russia, reef tanks ..." jokes.

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The effects of salinity on juvenile rabbitfish

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Researchers conducted an experiment on juvenile Siganus guttatus to see the effects of various salinity on their survival, feeding rate, growth, food conversion efficiency, and plasma osmolality. The results are rather fascinating.

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Dustin Adamson "Rolling in the Deep" video series

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OceanShutter.com presents Dustin Adamson's underwater short film series, "Rolling in the Deep" - a breathtakingly beautiful montage of colors, shapes, and textures of the Coral Triangle. This is the best fifteen minutes you'll spend on the internet today.

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Reefs go quiet as they die off

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We don't normally associate noise with underwater ecosystems because water muffles sound transmission, but coral reefs are amongst the noisiest places on earth because they are amongst the most populated places on earth. When a reef is in decline, scientists can actually hear the die off.

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A glimmer of hope for corals as baby reef-builders cope with acidifying oceans

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While the threat of coral bleaching as a result of climate change poses a serious risk to the future of coral reefs world wide, new research has found that some baby corals may be able to cope with the negative effects of ocean acidification.

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Owner and manager of D.R. Imports charged with smuggling live rock

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Last week, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami filed charges against Bob Kelton and Bruce Brande for harvesting and distributing Floridian live rock protected under the Lacey Act.

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The ultimate reef escape

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If you're a reef lover, a fish lover, a nature lover ... heck, if you simply have a pulse ... Pemba Island's Manta Resort's Underwater Room is your dream vacation destination.

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Extreme PE Fetish

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Polyp extension is alluring for reefkeepers. There's nothing quite like the sight of a fully extended coral swaying in the current. We can wax philosophical about the reasons why we're so enamored by PE, or we can simply enjoy polyps blooming in all their glory. Two recent videos provide plenty of eye candy.

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Two hours of aquarium relaxation

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It's Thanksgiving in the USA so many readers have the day off to spend with family and friends. Do you need relaxing HD content to put on your TV to entertain guests and mellow the holiday bustle? Here's a two hour long video of the famous whale shark exhibit at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Japan.

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