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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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Holy !@#%, the Red Sea is AWESOME

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This may be the least words I've ever blogged ... because the beauty of the Red Sea speaks for itself. Thank you 'matdiver' for this video of one of the most amazing places on earth.

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Eight-inch live bomb found in fish market squid

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A fishmonger in China had a rather bizarre (and dangerous!) surprise when he cut open a squid for a customer: a live bomb that the squid consumed earlier.

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Breathtaking 3D Goldfish Paintings

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Inspired by Asian artists painting three-dimensional goldfish using acrylic paint layered over clear resin, the Italian-trained artist Chierchia Gerardo produces some amazing 3D goldfish art of his own . What's more, his art is available for sale for as little as $30! [Warning: Graphics intensive but well worth the download!]

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Two-headed bull shark baby found

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Using a medical MRI, the researchers confirmed the two-headed shark is not an instance of conjoined twins, but actually a shark with two heads.

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Northern Europe's largest and arguably most beautiful aquarium opens to the public

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The new Denmark's Aquarium opened its doors this month. Visitors can explore seventy aquatic exhibits totaling 7,000,000 litres (1,800,000 US gal), all housed in one of the most visually arresting buildings (aquarium or otherwise) anywhere in the world.

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Ever wonder what giant deep-sea isopods actually do? [video]

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These massive deep-sea isopods are bottom dwellers, surviving on whatever they can scavenge from their environment. Here are two videos that give us a glimpse into their normal daily activities.

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The spineless shall inherent the seas

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According to a new research published today by the University of Tokyo, soft corals may out-compete stony corals as the ocean grows increasingly acidific. Acidification can inhibit the calcification process of many sea organisms, including stony (scleractinian) corals.

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The Secret Fluorescent Beauty of Reef Life

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Coral reefs are renowned for their vibrant colors when observed under full spectrum lighting. But by using special light filters to view fluorescence, we can gain greater appreciation for reef life's awesome, secret pigmentations.

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Controlling lionfish with 3D printed fish spears

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3D printing now enters the realm of lionfish population control with the publication of a customizable 3D printable lionfish spear.

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Imagine your skeleton being dissolved alive

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Reefkeepers may have personally encountered green algae that bore into stony coral skeletons, killing them from inside out. Turns out, this type of "death by internal erosion" may endanger entire reef ecosystems. New research shows that warmer and more acidic oceans increase the activity of these microboring algae. As if corals weren't under enough attack, science shows they are threatened literally from within.

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Ecotourism significantly alters the behavior of the southern stingray

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The southern ray is normally a solitary animal. However, contact with ecotourists at Stingray City has led to significant changes in the animals' behavior to the point of some behavior being completely opposite of its species.

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Sharks and rays on path to gain CITES protection

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Last week, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreed to regulate the international trade of several species of sharks and manta rays. The vote is a response to overfishing (predominantly for these species' fins for Asian consumption) and is hailed by conservationists as a significant step towards long awaited protection.

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The reef aquarium of Javier Núñez

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Narrow marine aquariums are notoriously difficult to aquascape. Most of the time, they end up looking like a wall of rock and coral. Not so with Javier Núñez's reef. The Spaniard manages to create a wonderfully layered reefscape with limited front-to-back real estate.

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Irishman makes rare catch: a red scorpionfish

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Peter Lynch and crew-members hauled up a rare find in one of their fishing nets while fishing in Irish waters: a red scorpionfish.

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Electric Flame Scallop puts on dazzling light show

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The Indo-Pacific Electric Flame Scallop (Ctenoides ales) is similar in appearance to the commonly seen Caribbean Flame Scallop (Lima scabra). Electric Flame Scallops earn their name with the spectacular bioluminescent light show they display.

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