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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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HGTV to air special: "Ultimate Aquariums"

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Cable television network HGTV will premiere an one hour special on October 12, 2012 titled "Ultimate Aquariums." The new show will feature concept, design, and install of high-end custom installations built for "celebrities and the wealthy."

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Banggai Rescue book publication delayed

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The initial goal of this book project was to have it ready for DFW-MACNA, which is happening this weekend. However, due to circumstances the book is not ready for the conference.

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A preview of Reef Hobbyist Magazine Q4 2012

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RHM's Volume 6, Issue 4 is about to hit the shelves at participating local fish stores. The new issue contains six reefkeeping articles including a personal visit to Chingchai's renowned mega-aquarium. We share the full article listing and a video of RHM's visit to Chingchai in Thailand.

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Nat Geo Wild renews Fish Tank Kings for second season

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They're back; FTK returns for a second season scheduled for early 2013 (time to be determined). Advanced Aquarist is first to Nat Geo Wild's press release after the jump.

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Google launches underwater Street View for select areas

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"Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii" states Google.

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Predatory lionfish become the prey

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Good news everyone! Mutton snappers are another active predator of the invasive lionfish infesting Caribbean waters.

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White Coral Disease attacking Kauai, Hawaii

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An alarming, mysterious disease is rapidly killing corals at the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. Scientists have also observed diseased fish and turtles in the same area. Might this be the Pacific version of the Atlatnic White Pox disease?

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Watch in time-lapse as a seastar digests a mussel [video]

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Videographers embedded a tiny video camera inside a mussel shell to bring never-before-seen footage of how a seastar exudes its stomach inside a victim and digests it while still alive.

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Reef Threads publishes their 100th podcast

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This weekend, Reef Threads published their 100th podcast, marking nearly two years of weekly podcasts. Congratulations!

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Fly-over videos of Whitsunday Islands, GBR

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Hate Mondays? Don't want to be at work or school? Neither do we. Let's take a short virtual vacation to Whitsunday Islands. Here are two spectacular high definition videos by 'hd-xposure' showing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from a bird's eye view

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New family of soft coral discovered

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Named Aquaumbridae, this newly-discovered family is found in the eastern Pacific down to depths of more than 400 meters.

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Home aquarium starts AND stops fire

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When the Bremerton (WA) Fire Department responded to a local house fire their investigators determined that a large aquarium was responsible for causing the fire ... and also for putting the fire out.

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Coral reef dredging begins at Majuro airport

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Last week I reported about the imminent mining of near-shore lagoonal coral reefs for fill for an US FAA-funded airport expansion in the Marshall Islands. Unfortunately, mining has begun and is now affecting nearby coral reefs.

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Overgrown algae empirically linked to reef decline

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All reefkeepers know that algae is not only an eyesore but also harmful to coral growth. A new Oregon State University concludes competition with algae hurts coral by dramatically altering the composition of coral-associated microbial communities, in turn harming the health of corals. Furthermore, the decline of coral health can create a feedback mechanism that causes corals to decline even more.

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DNA clarifies classification of coral symbionts

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Researchers are now using DNA techniques to help classify Symbiodinium into distinct species.

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