Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in
Sections
You are here: Home Latest Articles Blog Posts

Blog Posts

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.
BLOG

Scolymia australis: The Forbidden (Bleeding) Apple?

By on

Scolymia australis are one of the most beautiful corals on Earth. The best specimens dazzle like gems of the sea. It's no wonder these LPS corals command such high demand and prices. There's no question reefkeepers want Scolymias ... but should we?

Read More…    |    Comments    |   


BLOG

Robotic tentacle nears completion [video]

By on

By year end researchers hope to have completed a robotic animal based upon an octopuses tentacle. This research could have far reaching implications for undersea exploration as well as for use in medical proceedures.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Soccer player Thierry Henry plans to install a 5,500 gallon £250,000 aquarium in London residence

By on

Thierry Henry, a striker for the New York Red Bulls soccer team, plans to completely gut his £6 million London home to install a series of custom aquariums which will reportedly span four stories of his new home.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Coral Restoration Foundation credits aquarists for conservation success

By on

Retired TV news anchor John Carlin interviews Ken Nedimyer, president of Coral Restoration Foundation, "a non profit company focused on developing simple, effective, and inexpensive coral nursery and coral restoration techniques that could be duplicated anywhere." Nedimyer credits aquarists for the success of his conservation work.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   


BLOG

Destination Reefs: Bali

By on

Bali, Indonesia: An island paradise near the southern border of Indonesia (and the Coral Triangle). Bali is so popular that we've got videos galore this week. The density and diversity of life found here is astounding, but Bali's coral reef is also a victim of its own beauty.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Mystery fish from Pacific Island Aquatics is just another cool creature from Hawaii

By on

This neat looking mystery fish captured by Pacific Island Aquatics has the characteristics of several different species. Can you identify what it is?

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

New England Aquarium set for $15mil renovations

By on

The New England Aquarium at Boston, MA (USA) will undergo a $15 million "revitalization program" which includes "a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation" of their massive 200,000 gallon, 4-story walk-around Caribbean coral reef exhibit.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Large fish prefer tabular corals

By on

Just like humans, large fish have very specific living preferences. When given a choice fish like snappers, coral trout, and sweetlips prefer hanging out under flat, tabling corals instead of branching corals or massive corals.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Aquariums and Zoos Encourage Children's Interest in Sealife Conservation

By on

A recent Harris Poll found 94 percent of people agree that zoological parks and aquariums offer valuable information about the importance of oceans, bodies of water and the animals that live there. So what are some important lessons we can take away from this poll?

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Hitchhiking on a Star

By on

You're a juvenile fish stranded out in the middle of no where, with nothing but muddy sand for miles around. What do you do? You hitchhike on a starfish! This video shows how baby frogfish and lionfish play the hand they're dealt.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   


BLOG

GloFish® Glowing Sushi? [video]

By on

We've all seen those neon-colored GloFish® in the local fish store, right? They are the ones that fluoresce yellow, orange, and green, under actinic lighting. Well, some sushi chefs have taken it to the next level and have created glowing sushi using these tiny GloFish® as a new culinary delight. Yum?

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Curve Appeal: A 2000 Gallon Crescent Aquarium

By on

Living Color Aquariums has built the 'anti-bow-front' aquarium ... and a HUGE one at that. This astounding 2,000 gallon aquarium features an unique concave acrylic front face providing an immersive field of view for any marine fish lover to gaze at all day long.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #13

By on

Specialized photographic techniques can help us view our mundane world in an unique and interesting way. In Advanced Aquarist's thirteenth wallpaper, Mitchell Brown shows us corals like most of us have never seen before - under fluorescence!

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Move over chainmail and Kevlar: The dawn of fish scale armor?

By on

Researchers from the University of California at San Diego are investigating a new class of body armor inspired by arapaima - a tropical freshwater fish from Brazil. Military and law enforcement personale could some day sport this advanced biocomposite armor in the line of duty.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Coral-mimicking corallimorpharians?

By on

Mimicry is well-known in many marine species and is used to protect them from predation among other things. Could select corallimorpharians (colloquially called mushroom corals) also exhibit this trait as well?

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

Document Actions
Support Our Sponsors

Support Our Sponsors
Latest Comments
Get Advanced Aquarist in Your Inbox
Support Our Sponsors