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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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Scientists create new maps depicting potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056

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New maps show how rising sea temperatures are likely to affect all coral reefs in the form of annual coral bleaching events under different emission scenarios.

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Crustaceans are champions of weird and wonderful specialized habitats

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The places in which crabs, shrimps, and lobsters live are as varied and fascinating as any group of animals in the world. We share eight videos by diver/videographer 'liquidguru' to prove that reef crustaceans are adept at making safe homes for themselves in any environment.

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How much protection is enough?

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Overall marine protection is a success story. However, the success of a reserve also depended on its size and how it was managed.

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If you thought big bristleworms were scary ...

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Let 'liquidguru' introduce you to the bobbit worm. These predatory polychaetes (segmented worms) can grow to a mind-boggling 10 feet (3 meters) in length, but that's not even their scariest part! The business end of bobbit worms are armed with sharp pincers designed to snare and slice.

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Seahorse - Selection, Breeding, Diseases [video]

By Russ Kikel on Mar 05, 2013 at 08:00 AM

In part two of the seahorse video series, AmericanReef visits with Jules to discuss more details about keeping seahorses.

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The Bargibanti's Pygmy Seahorse

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Bargibanti's pygmy seahorses are one of the most popular subjects for reef divers to photograph ... if divers can find. We share information, video, and photos about these tiny muppet-like jewels of the sea.

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MACNA 2013 is kid-friendly

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A kid-friendly MACNA? That is something one does not hear often!

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Researchers uncover treasure trove of new species in Papua New Guinea

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PNG is proving to be fertile seas for new discovery. A recent cooperative scientific survey of Madang Lagoon turned up a gold mine of new tropical species - from nudibranchs to crinoids to amphipods.

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Spot and stripe patterns on butterflyfish: Are they really useful?

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It is believed that spot and stripe patterns in animals evolved over time to help them blend in with their environment and to evade predators. Is this indeed the case?

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We present to you: The Halimeda Crab

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Nature [expletive] rocks! Introducing Huenia heraldica, the halimeda crab. Its ability to camouflage in Halimeda algae (duh!) is nothing short of remarkable. These crabs range throughout the vast Indo-Pacific, yet they're difficult to spot and rarely encountered by aquarists because they are true masters of disguise.

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Corals use fluid dynamics to their advantage

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Using their hairlike protrusions from their surface (called cilia), corals can direct water flow across their surface in a variety of ways.

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'Blood Test' for sick corals (zooxanthallae to be more accurate)

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Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies are developing a method to gauge corals' stress level by measuring the hemoglobin-like proteins in zooxanthellae. These proteins "respond rapidly and dramatically to temperature and nutrient stresses," which may allow scientists to identify corals for risk of bleaching.

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P.O.T.O. marine fish guide available for Android and iOS smartphones

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Pieces of the Ocean, a free marine fish app available for both Android and iOS smartphones, displays information about marine fish at your local fish store.

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Dive trip for 18 lucky individuals at MACNA 2013

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Do you have your dive certification? Would you like to visit the Coral Restoration Foundation site? If so, you're in luck as 18 individuals attending MACNA 2013 will get the chance!

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Survey discovers Easter Island Dwarf Angelfish beyond known range

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Fish surveyors with The Living Oceans Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition have observed Centropyge hotumatua outside its previous known distribution. Divers observed this rare dwarf angelfish at Gambier Archipelago (French Polynesia), which is 700 kilometers (of open ocean) away from the closest recorded C.hotumatua sighting.

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