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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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Mr. Saltwater Tank interviews Fish Tank Kings

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Our friend Mark Callahan interviews Mat and Francis of Fish Tank Kings about the the sixteen-episode season two, which premiered this past weekend on NatGeo Wild. The stars of FTK promise a season with less bickering and focus on aquarium builds, livestock, and husbandry.

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Coralvue is the new North American distributor for Elos

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Corvalue is adding another respected aquarium product company into its growing stable of brands by assuming the North American distributorship for the Italian company, Elos.

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Deep refuge ‘can help save our reefs’

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Marine scientists from Australia and the USA today called for global efforts to protect deeper coral reefs as insurance against the widespread destruction of shallow reefs and their fish stocks now taking place around the world.

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Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans’ uptake of carbon dioxide

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Experiments show high sinking speed for dead gelatinous plankton species.

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ThomasVisionReef visits Seth Miller's incredible 180 gallon reef aquarium

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We love sharing videos of beautiful aquariums, and we love introducing new aquarium media outlets to you. Today we kill two birds with one stone. ThomasVisionReef is an youtube channel dedicated to reef hobby reporting. We share ThomasVisionReef's video series about a spectacular reef aquarium.

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A potentially new "Bryozoan Goby" discovered in Indonesia

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Ned and Anna DeLoach of www.blennywatcher.com share with us some great photos and video of a potentially undescribed goby which lives within the lacy matrix of bryozoan colonies. Graham Abbott first spotted this unusual tiny goby at Ambon Harbor.

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Snail shell coiling programmed by protein patterning

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Snail shells coil in response to an lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal EvoDevo. In contrast the shell mantle of limpets, whose shells do not coil, have a symmetrical pattern of the protein Decapentaplegic (Dpp).

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Scientists Offer First Definitive Proof of Bacteria-Feeding Behavior in Green Algae

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For the first time, science has shown algae consuming bacteria. This may not sound like a big deal, but this type of acquisition is believed to be the first step in the evolution of photosynthetic algae and land plants, and we now have definitive proof it can (and does) happen.

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Kings of Camouflage - NOVA [video]

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Happy Memorial Day to all of our American readers! During this holiday, why not sit back and enjoy a nice hour-long video about the Kings of Camouflage, the cuttlefish.

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Video of Cirrhilabrus johnsoni spawning

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Captive spawning is always a sight to see, but few fish do it with as much flair and extravaganza as fairy (and flasher) wrasses. Here is a video of a pair of rare Marshall Island C.johnsoni fairy wrasses doing their courtship dance culminating in a "happy ending."

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New 3-dimensional camera developed for deep sea exploration

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The new system, developed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts (WHOI), allows researchers to view underwater locations in unprescedented 3D clarity.

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Giesemann's new (and very sexy) MATRIXX-II T5 light

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Giesemann has introduced a new pure T5 light, and it may be the highest build quality fluorescent lighting system we've ever seen. It's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but boy is it sexy. The new MATRIXX-II product line is offered exclusively through Reef-Eden (UK) and is now available in Europe (see retail prices after the jump). We have no news yet on USA and Asia availability.

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Abundance and distribution of Hawaiian coral species predicted by model

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Researchers from the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands including two species currently under consideration as threatened or endangered.

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Meet Gavin, the photobombing parrotfish

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I'll wager a lot of you have a fish or two that are attention seekers who seemingly find their way into all your aquarium photos whether you want them there or not. Gavin is a wild blue parrotfish that possesses this diva gene.

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$4000 breeding fish stolen from Exeter, South Australia

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In all, more than $15,000 in fish and equipment was stolen from the Exeter business.

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