Those cute little fireflies that you used to catch on warm summer nights might just hold the key to making your reef lighting more efficient.
Aquarius Reef Base is the world's only undersea research laboratory. Budget shortfalls threatened the closure of Aquarius, but FIU has submitted a proposal to take over operations from the University of North Carolina Wilmington; As of December 31, 2012, UNCW had already terminated operations at Aquarius due to insufficient funding, but now Aquarius will be back in business under FIU administration.
As beautiful as stony reefs stocked with colorful SPS are, let's face it: They're fairly commonplace these days. If you're looking to explore the fringes of our hobby and create an unique exhibit, consider a "muck biotope."
This particular basking shark was tagged just off the coast of Ireland and after a 3,000 mile journey, its satellite tag surfaces just off the coast of Africa.
Mimicry is one of nature's greatest survival tricks. It's one thing to see a photo of two different species that look alike, but it's another thing to see a video of both species behaving alike ... side by side. Thanks to Blennywatcher, we're granted this incredible footage of a juvenile bream mimicking an adult fangblenny.
The holidays are unfortunately over, and most of us returned to work or school this week. If you had a long week like me and need something to help you escape your back-to-work/school doldrums, watch this video. If it doesn't warm your heart, you probably don't have a soul.
This is the deepest any Acropora has been found on the Great Barrier Reef to date!
Many reefkeepers have heard about Brandon Mason's remarkable Reefbowl pico aquarium: a living reef grown in a one gallon glass vase. Brandon started this miniscule ecosystem in 2006; It's now 2013, and the Reefbowl still thrives.
German vendor WhiteCorals.com is receiving a shipment of some of the most amazing mushrooms we've ever seen. They've named them "Jawbreakers," and it's not hard to understand why. "Droolmakers" would have worked too.
We review the ebook written by Mark Callahan (aka Mr. Saltwater Tank) and Steven Pro, which aims to provide fishkeepers with a straightforward discussion about identifying and treating marine fish diseases using simple-to-understand quarantine protocols.
A recent marine survey discovered what may be the world's largest aggregation of Flame Scallops (Limaria hians, a close relative to the tropical Limaria scabra that reefkeepers are familiar with). An estimated 100 million scallops were found at Loch Alsh, a protected Scottish marine reserve.
China’s economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years, according to a joint Australian study, with researchers describing “grim” levels of damage and loss.
How does a 21 x 3 meter (70 x 10 feet) suddenly explode? Investigators conclude that a combination of UV radiation and thermal stress made the 10-inch-thick acrylic glass panel brittle, ultimately resulting in its violent, explosive demise.