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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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A lionfish terminator

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Scientists are developing a robotic remote operated vehicle armed with shock paddles that is designed to electrocute invasive lionfish to death without harming surrounding sea life.

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Home Improvement: A hermit crab with anemones

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Some hermit crabs (Dardanus spp.) have formed symbiotic relationships with anemones on their shells. Jonathan Bird recorded this amazing footage of one such hermit crab changing shells, then transferring anemones to its new home!

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Century-old aquarium at Green Aqua

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This is the 106-year-old, wrought-iron aquarium, which had belonged to the great-grandfather of one of Green Aqua founders. It has been brought back to spectacular life by András Czesznak and Viktória Cseh.

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Lobster poop and jellyfish

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Scientists have wondered how animals are able to eat cnidarians (corals, jellyfish, etc.) that possess nematocysts (stinging cells) without their insides getting all stung up. Researchers have found that lobsters encase their feces with a protective membrane to prevent the stingers from firing off in their digestive tracts.

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MACNA® 2017 to be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana

By MASNA on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Bayou Reefkeeping (BRK) is elated to announce that the 2017 Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA®) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25th-27th, 2017 at the Earnest M. Morial Convention Center and Hilton Riverside Hotel.

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The world's largest marine reserve established at Hawaii

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President Obama has expanded the size of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument to 582,578 square miles. This is more than twice the area of Texas, six times the size of the UK, making it the world's largest marine reserve.

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St. Louis to build 1 million gallon aquarium

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What does a city do with an obsolete train station? St. Louis has decided to turn its Union Station into a $45 million, AZA-accredited public aquarium.

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Elevated phosphate reduces coral bleaching

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An intriguing new study titled "Limited phosphorus availability is the Achilles heel of tropical reef corals in a warming ocean" discovered that enriched PO4 seawater actually mitigates bleaching.

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MASNA publishes three very good and important articles

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MASNA has published three must-read educational articles for reefkeepers. Two articles explain the hidden dangers of zoonotic dieseases and palytoxin - and how you can safeguard against them - within reef aquariums. The third article describes the terrible impact of releasing aquarium species into local waters.

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Reef life detailed in wonderful 4K time-lapse

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Advanced Aquarist author Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us his incredible 4K time-lapse video revealing the mesmerizing behavior of coral polyps, tube worms, tunicates, crinoids, starfish, urchins, flatworms and anemones.

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Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, a new Timor Sea fairy wrasse

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Few reef fish are as vibrant as fairy wrasses. The color palette just got more colorful by one species with the formal description of Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the monsoon fairy wrasse.

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Deep-water cephalopods are the cutest things ever

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The flapjack octopus has competition for most adorable deep-sea cephalopod. This cuttlefish is Rossia pacifica, AKA the googly-eyed stubby squid. Life way down there is really weird and wonderful.

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Fish pee is vital to reef health

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A new study finds that the urine of big reef fish plays a major role in providing the nutrient-poor reefs with the available phosphorus that it needs. Past studies have shown reefs with fish grow more than twice as quickly.

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Eli's 10,000 gallon reef aquarium

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In a newly published video, Eli describes the design, installation, and life support system for his massive 37,000 liter reef system. Yes; it is as impressive as it sounds.

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Two new Lake Malawi cichilds are amazing

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Labeotropheus chlorosiglos and L.simoneae are the two newest described cichlid species from Lake Malaŵi, Africa, and they are real stunners.

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