In all, more than $15,000 in fish and equipment was stolen from the Exeter business.
Damsels, gobies, and hawkfish aren't just great fish for marine aquariums. A recent research paper also finds that reef fish provide valuable insight into social evolution. In other words, reef fish can help us understand why animals behave the way they do.
Microscopic algae that live within reef-forming corals scoop up available nitrogen, store the excess in crystal form, and slowly feed it to the coral as needed, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Why do poor fishermen in Asia use dynamite fishing practices even while they know it is unsustainable? This video tries to lend some insight into why fishermen would choose this practice over less damaging methods.
The fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. It is also, paradoxically, one of the least understood. The animal’s huge size and global range make its movements and behavior hard to study.
The Mangarahara cichlid is one ugly tropical fish. But there are only three known specimens left on Earth, and all are captive males. The London Zoo is now searching for any private aquarist who may have a female in their possession in order to try and breed and save this almost extinct species.
Developed by the Natural History Museum, the Deep Sea ID app brings the world's deep sea marine life into your home through your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch device.
IM's MiniMax media reactors get the big boy treatment. The MiniMax product line will soon come to market in a much larger version, appropriately named the MiniMax FullSize. We love the MiniMax design, and we love that IM has upsized these media reactors for broader aquarist appeal. Advanced Aquarist shares the first detailed information and accompanying video.
All good things must come to an end. The United States' oldest continuously operated public aquarium is set to close its doors on September 30, 2013. Washington DC's National Aquarium is located in the US Commerce Department building, which is undergoing major renovation that will force the aquarium out of its premises ... and out of business (for now).
The Red Sea is, simply put, awesome. We can't get enough of this place. Since the Red Sea is an enclosed inlet, its waters are unusually serene compared to the open waters of the Indo-Pacific; The surreal calmness creates a magical "suspended in time and space" aquascape brimming with color. Watch this wonderful 10 minute video to see what we mean.
When is insult added to injury for a Caribbean coral reef? When overfishing removes predatory fish that feed on sponges, according to results reported this week in the journal PLOS ONE.
Kimi Werner has found perfect harmony with the sea — so much so that she's comfortable free diving with Great White Sharks! This is a beautiful video with some of the craziest footage we've seen. If you're going to watch one online clip this week, watch this one. Trust us.
Contract workers discovered two goldfish in a pitcher of radioactive water at the Perry (Ohio) Nuclear Power Plant. Scarier yet, the pitcher was found in a restricted area meaning this person (of questionable maturity and ethics) had access to radioactive water and interior sections of a nuclear facility.
International research has suggested that many coral species won't survive beyond the end of this century, but marine biologists at Victoria University are offering an alternative scenario.
Nat Geo WILD announced the second season of Fish Tank Kings will premier Saturday, June 1, at 9 PM ET/PT. We share their press release, which includes information on the first three episodes of season two.