We have a quick follow-up to a story we shared earlier in the week about a team of thieves who stole live corals from a New York LFS. WIVB4.com reports the thieves have turned themselves in and returned the stolen corals. However, some of the returned corals are reportedly dead.
The MACNA 2013 group has just announced two additional speakers for this year's MACNA, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, August 30-September 1 of this year.
New research by the University of Southampton has found a mechanism for how corals use their pink and purple hues as sunscreen to protect them against harmful sunlight.
Picture this: 45 glorious minutes of high-definition, art-quality reef footage projected inside a full-dome planetarium. We've just described Coral Rekindling Venus, a new film "designed to nurture an emotional connection between a global audience and the planet’s endangered coral reefs" currently showing at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Formulated in four varieties, NutriDiet flake food include diets for Tropical, Marine, Goldfish, and Cichlid aquariums.
"I wanted to share this story as a warning to novice and even experienced reefers" remarks Mario Tango, after his family's trip to the emergency room.
Unbelievable! Saltwater Paradise is a "mom and pop" LFS in Tonawanda, NY specializing in reef life. This past weekend, three men and a woman carrying a young child entered the store. While two men distracted the store employee and the woman (with child) served as a look-out, the third man steals multiple corals from the display tanks. And this was all caught on surveillance camera!
The World Pet Association (WPA) is the first corporate "Patch Reef" level sponsor for Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF). As many Advanced Aquarist readers know, CRF was founded by Ken Nedimyer to propagate staghorn coral for the purpose of restoring Caribbean reefs. WPA joins the growing list of pet and aquarium industry organizations and businesses supporting coral restoration efforts.
Occasionally it's nice to see what others are doing outside of the United States, so let's head over the pond to Singapore and marvel Singapore Reef Club's Tank of the Quarter Winner.
Our friends from down under have published their first issue of the year. Take a dive at Clovelly Bay (Australia), gain appreciation for freshwater barbs, are about the gentle Chocolate Cichlid, and learn how to make the most out of your LFS trips. Oh, there's also a new section featuring their readers awesome reef and planted aquariums.
Sunny Florida will play host to this year's MACNA. Organizers have informed us about two new speakers added to the three-day event: Famed twilight diver/fish expert Richard Pyle and online reefkeeping personality Mark Callahan, AKA Mr. Saltwater Tank.
Research has shown aquariums can benefit people's health by helping reduce stress, so what if someone turned their entire house into an aquarium?
The five gallon pico reef of 3reef.com member 'nanoreefwannabe' has come a long way since he started the aquarium two years ago. Healthy soft corals, LPS, and LPS now fill the cylindrical display from top to bottom. A five gallon bucket never looked so good. [Updated with more information]
I'm in 100% agreement with Shane: Speed-adjusted videos rock! Whether it's time-lapse photography or sped-up video, they help us appreciate the purposeful motions of slow-moving organisms we might not otherwise understand in real-time. This 20x-speed video shows a gorgeous Ricordia yuma mushroom coral chowing down on Fauna Marin LPS pellets.
In the dead of winter, a recreational fisherman reeled in a surprising catch while fishing Lake Saint Clair last Friday. Instead of the usual perch he catches, he found a giant 15 inch goldfish at the end of his line. CNN reports: