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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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Science has barely scratched the surface for zoanthid species

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Researchers collecting zoanthids from the Indo-Pacific realized that we haven't even come close to discovering all the zoa species. At least 9 of the 24 species they collected are undescribed. Even more remarkable, when they reviewed 600+ zoanthids collected as far back as the 1930s, they discovered many have yet to be formally examined.

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What we really know about the diversity of Clownfish

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From curious aquarium inhabitant to intriguing biological model. Clownfish continue to inspire science. These charismatic fish have attracted attention for their vast diversity across the Indo-Pacific reefs. Understanding how so many species that span such a variety of shapes and colors have materialized has been an intriguing question worth exploring and understanding.

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Would you eat a fish dog?

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The Japanese are experts at serving up novel fish dishes. Kyoto Aquarium is bringing back its ayu dog, a whole (head to tail) sweetfish served in a soft hot dog bun.

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Innovative Marine completes their Fusion Nano AIOs with new 18w Skkye Light LED

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The IM Nuvo Fusion Nano aquariums are some of the sleekest, most functional, and most reasonably priced nano all-in-one (AIO) aquariums on the market, but there was one problem: there was no light specifically designed for this otherwise plug-n-play system ... until now.

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Public aquarium accidentally kills 100 reef fish with botched fluke treatment

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When praziquantel reportedly failed to cure fish of flukes in their Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit, the staff at Albuquerque's BioPark Aquarium inadvertently killed about 100 fish - in front of patrons during operating hours - by using a more toxic and risky treatment, Dylox.

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Coral crabs are heroic lil' protectors

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A silent guardian. A watchful protector. A pinchy armored knight. That's what Trapezia crabs are to corals. A new research details the complex symbiotic relationship between crustacean and their host cniderian. These little crabs may be a coral's best defense against predators like Crown of Thorns Starfish.

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Filipe Oliveira's bonsai-inspired aquascapes

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Behold the machinations of the creative mind. As an avid aquarist and bonsai enthusiast myself, I am delighted to see Portuguese aquascaper Filipe Oliveira continue to champion the marriage of the two hobbies.

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The new, improved Robo-Fish-Car

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Have you ever wondered where your fish would explore if it was able to move beyond the confines of its glass box? In recent years, a few "out-of-the-box" designers have created robotic fish "cars" that allow fish to do exactly that. The Abovemarine is the latest version of this concept.

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Mantis shrimp eyes could help us fight cancer

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There's no exaggerating how awesome mantis shrimp are. The eyes of these unique crustaceans seem to have no limits to what they can do. A new research finds that their compound eyes can detect the difference between healthy and cancerous tissue as well as visualize brain activity.

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The weekend is here! :-O

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TGIF! This has been a pretty slow news week when it came to aquariums and fish/coral research. We end the week with yet another wonderful photo by Ned DeLoach.

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Two 375L reefs are beautiful beyond words

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Words not required. The videos speak for themselves.

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Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

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A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia's Great Barrier Reef has documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40% since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification may be playing an important role in this perilous slowdown.

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New video of Dormero Rotes Ross' 660 gallon reef

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We've shared videos of Dormero Rotes Ross Hotel's vibrant mixed reef before, but it's one of those aquariums we can't get enough of. Everytime we see footage of this German tank, we have a compelling urge to add an eel in our own reef tanks.

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Two-faced Angel

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From time to time, we see fish with odd pigmentation. Usually, it's a fish that is albino, leucistic, or piedbald. This passer angelfish (Holacanthus passer) collected by Cortez Marine is as unique as it gets. Its pigmentation is literally split symmetrically down the middle.

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The Piano Aquarium

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People make aquariums out of old computers, cars, antique TVs, and even toilets. Why not an upright piano? I would have practiced a lot more as a kid if this was my piano.

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