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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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Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) found to be highly suitable for coral aquaculture

By Tim Wijgerde on Apr 03, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Through our collective experiences, modern reefkeepers know LEDs are capable of sustaining coral growth. Now a new study has confirmed the efficacy of LED and LEP lights for coral growth and coral aquaculture along with an interesting observation about blue lights.

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Plastinated shark to be featured in upcoming exhibit

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This "skinned" shark will be part of the larger "Animal Inside Out" project developed by plastination pioneer Gunther von Hagens and will be featured from April 6 - September 16 at the Natural History Museum in London, England.

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The RLSS CM6 Calcium Reactor

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H2O Systems is showing they are a force to be reckoned with. Their upcoming RLSS CM6 calcium reactor is an impressive design with several innovative features found on no other calcium reactor. Read the details after the jump.

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The Floating Reef Cinema

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Yesterday we visited glorious Thailand in our latest Destination Reefs installment. We stay in Thailand one more day to marvel the incredible architectural exhibit imagined by Ole Scheeren: A floating movie theater nestled in a coral reef lagoon.

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Why are there so few fish species in the oceans?

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Freshwater lakes and rivers make up only 30 percent of the earth's surface yet they hold 75-85 percent of the fish species biodiversity. Why is that? Shouldn't the oceans hold more species relative to their freshwater counterparts?

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Destination Reefs: Thailand

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Underwater videographer extraordinaire Steve De Neef provides us a window into the beauty of Thailand's underwater paradise like only he can. The unbelievable explosion of life must be seen to be appreciated.

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Learn how to extract and use squid ink

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Squid ink was used far back in time for use in writing instruments and for cooking. In the Instructable linked after the jump, learn how you too can extract and use your own squid ink for writing, printing, and cooking.

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Bottlenose dolphins form social network "Gangs"

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A recent study of bottlenose dolphin behavior has led to a surprise discovery: bottlenose dolphin social behavior is even more complex than we once thought. Males of the species will form intricate gang-like groups for protecting females and will switch sides when need presents itself.

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FS: Independence Day "Freak Show" Tank

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Attention movie buffs: We found *the* aquarium for you. Right now, you have the opportunity to purchase one of the three "alien specimen tanks" used in 1996's blockbuster film Independence Day plus a bonus prop from Star Trek.

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SeaLifeBase.org: A reference website every marine aquarists should use

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Serious fishkeepers are familiar with Fishbase.org (the premiere database for fish). But did you know Fishbase.org has a younger, just-as-attractive sister named Sealifebase.org? Think of her as the Fishbase equivalent for all other aquatic life such as corals, clams, sponges, crustaceans, et al.

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Viral disease - particularly from Herpes - might cause coral decline

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As corals continue to decline in abundance around the world, researchers are turning their attention to a possible cause that’s almost totally unexplored – viral disease.

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Science first as researchers record what they believe are fish farts

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Ever wonder what fish farts sound like? During an underwater audio survey, researchers recorded strange "cricket-like" sounds during the night. Based upon their analysis of the sounds they believe these noises may be "fish farts." Listen to the audio after the jump.

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Redfish March 2012

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March 2012's issue of Redfish Magazine is now available for free download. Our friends from down-under share information about Royal Grammas, shrimps for your planted tank, Angels and Butterflys, and Dragonet care.

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Banggai Rescue Project: Only 11 days left!

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Time is quickly running out. Banggai Rescue is halfway to its $25,000 funding goal, and there's only 11 days left for you to make a pledge. Help make this project a success with pledges as little as $1. Updated: Banggaii Rescue has reached it's goal! Great job, everyone!

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In Search of Supercoral

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Stanford marine biologists go to the South Pacific searching for the hardiest coral by putting various Acropora frags through stress tests in a computer-controlled aquarium. They hope to find the most bleach-resistant specimens ... and the lessons they can teach us about resiliency.

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