Coral disease is a real concern for the health and longevity of reefs world wide. Unfortunately there are no treatments that can be used in the wild for diseases like white plague. However, a group of scientists has shown a possible new therapy using something called "phage therapy."
National Geographic Wild television channel will debut the new show on May 12, 2012 starring none other than Living Color Aquariums, a manufacturer of high-end aquatic installations (including public aquariums) and a frequent contributor to Advanced Aquarist blogs.
As any comic book lover knows, when superheroes band together the bad guys fall harder. The strength that comes in numbers is greater than the sum of its parts.
The two new species, Pseudosiderastrea formosa and Polycyanthus chiashanensis, are both shallow water species and can be found just off the Taiwan coast in water less than 10 meters deep. Their location makes them susceptible to pollution, environmental groups say.
Advanced Aquarist Philosophy #1: A knowledgeable aquarist is a successful aquarist. Corals of the World is a reference website every stoney coral enthusiast should know.
We've visited many underwater worlds in our Destination Reefs travels. This week, we'll try something different and turn our attention to the topside beauty and indigenous people of Papua New Guinea. But not to worry; We also have an underwater reef video.
The upcoming shoe named the OluKai Maliko by the California-based shoe company OluKai will do just that. It will incorporate a series of suction cup tentacle patterns into a minimalist split-toe shoe design that will reportedly increase traction on slippery surfaces.
In March, saw some amazing tanks and public aquariums, learned about a Canadian that was invaded and found to be growing coral instead of marijuana, drooled over a Great Barrier Reef dream home, and learned about the upcoming Season 2 of Tanked in addition to some of their tanks. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for March 2012.
"No dialogue, no story, just sheer beauty. Ocean scenery for relaxation and ambience, featuring the delightful and charismatic anemonefish." - Undersea Production. We couldn't have described their video any better.
Climate change continues to stress creatures that live in the world's oceans. Recent research published in the journal PLoS ONE lends additional evidence that heat stress may help some corals survive as our oceans continue to warm.
Just like how some animals can regulate their internal body temperatures and osmotic pressures, new research has discovered some SPS corals can up-regulate their internal acid balance. The research offers hope that corals may better cope with ocean acidification as well as help explain why reefkeepers are able to grow SPS in lower pH saltwater when using calcium reactors and CO2.
The decline of Caribbean coral reefs has been linked to the recent effects of human-induced climate change. However, new research led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego suggests an even earlier cause. The bad news – humans are still to blame. The good news – relatively simple policy changes can hinder further coral reef decline.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall for Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food because of Salmonella.
New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans), Noé Sardet and Sharif Mirshak to use footage from the Plankton Chronicles project to create a film designed to ignite wonder and curiosity about this hidden world that underpins our own food chain.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) found to be highly suitable for coral aquaculture
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.