On recent expeditions to Madagascar and the French Polynesia, two Spanish researchers have discovered five new species of crustacean and a new genus named Triodonthea.
Using underwater video cameras to record fish feeding on South Pacific coral reefs, scientists have found that herbivorous fish can be picky eaters – a trait that could spell trouble for endangered reef systems.
Corals are highly aggressive animals. When other corals encroach on their territory, LPS and SPS alike can deploy mesentery filaments packed with nematocysts to sting invaders. Reef2Reef has a thread where members share amazing photos of corals attacking other corals.
This unique free-diving wetsuit allows the wearer to feel like they are actually flying underwater.
Innovative Marine is living up to its namesake with their new, patent-pending MiniMax nano media reactors. If you've ever thought to yourself "There has to be an easier way to change media in my reactor," well, Innovative Marine found a way.
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to animal behavior.
A fully clothed drunk man identified only as "Matt" climbed into a 12000 liter (3100 gallon) aquarium at the four star Raddison Blu Waterfront Hotel in Jersey, UK. His friends egg him on and record the prank. Caution: Some mature language is heard in the video.
The Larger Pacific Striped Octopus is a long ignored and little studied Central American octopus that bucks the norm when it comes to social interaction with others of its species.
iBluewater is importing a rather unique tomato clown (A.frenatus). Unlike the trademark "tomato red" pigmentation of this species, this melanistic specimen is a dark navy blue.
A US government mandate requires idle Gulf of Mexico oil rigs destroyed if they do not produce oil in over a year's time. Video has just surfaced of what dynamiting an oil rig can do to local fish populations, red snapper in particular.
Look at this photo posted by reef2reef.com member Dowtish (AKA Chris, V.P. of the Middle Tennessee Reef Club). Priceless, right? If you've got any cute photos of your dog, cat, bird, or herp interacting with your aquarium, send them our way.
Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode with potential impacts to people, according to research from The University of Queensland (UQ).
Cleaner shrimps and wrasses are coral reefs' dentists. These critters will service just about any client that wanders into their cleaning stations, and there is a surprisingly number of videos where divers' take advantage of the free dental work. We share three of our favorites.
Tracking large fish over the long term is a challenge as tags tend to work their way out of the fish's flesh. Using 3D printing, researchers are able to design new tagging tips that stay in place longer allowing for longer tracking opportunities.
Most urchins are voracious algae grazers, but some species have an appetite for meat. Watch this time lapse video of an opportunistic urchin consuming a dead chromis. Public service announcement: Even herbivorous urchins can turn carnivorous when starved of algae, so make sure to feed your urchins if your tank is free of algae (lucky you!).