With the improvements in smart phone camera technology, a lot more people are taking high quality shots with their handheld devices. Avast Marine has introduced a new acrylic porthole specifically designed for smart phones. The unit will hit the market on June 24 at the price of $59.99 USD.
There was an epic struggle of life and death between a Sting Ray and Guttatus Tang on display at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Somehow, I don't think this kind of predator/prey interaction happens in nature.
Outperforming the 'mirror' camouflage strategy by up to 80%, lookdowns can also manipulate how their bodies reflect plane polarized light making themselves even more invisible in open water.
There are two general ways to arrange multiple individul diodes in modern LED aquarium lighting: spaced apart (AKA "line array") or grouped together (AKA "cluster array"). Previous Pacific Sun LED lights were arranged in line arrays, but they have announced their new square cluster LED panel technology called Square Matrix Technology, or SMT for short.
Nine months after its initial targeted release date, Reef to Rainforest has updated its Kickstarter campaign with information stating the book will be released soon. Better late than never!
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.
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.
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.
Experiments show high sinking speed for dead gelatinous plankton species.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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."