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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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AMAZING time lapse coral reef video

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Every now and then, we encounter content that is so remarkable that we simply throw up our hands and say "You win! We aren't going to find better material for our blog today." This video was such an encounter. If your mind isn't blown by this time lapse compilation, you need to get your eyes (or sanity) checked

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Designer clownfish as feeder fish

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This video of a juvenile dwarf cuttlefish eating a captive raised designer clownfish is not just fantastic to watch, but it may point us in a new direction for feeding marine predators.

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Red light negatively affects health of stony coral

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A new study led by Dr. Tim Wijgerde has concluded red light actively represses chlorophyll a and zooxanthellae growth in Stylophora pistillata whereas blue light appears to do the exact opposite.

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Police need your help to apprehend fish mass murderers

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On February 2014 at approximately 7:30pm, two males walked into Richland Township, PA's Walmart and killed approximately 1,000 fish by poisoning the central filtration system. Authorities have yet to identify the criminals and are now seeking the public's help to bring them to justice by releasing the surveillance video.

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The Isis Aquarium: Thinking outside the rectangular box

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The Isis Aquarium is a neat conceptual design not yet on the market but hopefully will be soon. The Isis is essentially a cylindrical aquarium, but instead of stood up, the cylinder is set on its side to create a simple, sleek, and unique exhibit.

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Awwww or Darwin Award candidate?

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Green moray eels (Gymnothorax funebris) usually evoke fear or at least healthy respect from anyone entering their proximity, but we've seen more than one case where these eels are extremely docile — dare we say puppy-like — with their caretakers.

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Frightening shark attack caught on point-of-view video

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If there is one thing that can make a person "pull a sea cucumber" in the open ocean, it's seeing a shark speeding towards you mouth wide open. Jason Dimitri, a noble diver culling invasive lionfish in the Caribbean, encountered just that ... and recorded the scary shark aggression on his GoPro video camera!

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NOAA Study: Unique Fish Species Dominate Pacific Deep Sea Coral Reefs

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NOAA scientists surveyed the deep coral reefs of Northwestern Hawaii over a two-year period and concluded that a remarkable percentage of fish (upwards of 90 percent for the deep reef) are found here and no where else.

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Oliver Knott's Dragon Hunter Scape Planted Aquarium

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At The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2013 in Hanover, Germany, professional aquascaper Oliver Knott presented this mind-blowing aquatic creation where nature aquarium meets fantasy.

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Fascinating research about AEFW

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This relatively short research paper is packed with interesting information about Acropora Eating Flatworms (AEFW), including 1) A hierarchical (partial) list of which Acroporids AEFWs prefer, 2) AEFWs assimilate Acropora's zooxanthallae and fluorescence like their host corals, and 3) AEFW die 5-7 days without a host suggesting that the zooxanthallae do not supply them with any energy, only camouflage.

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Time-lapse show corals springing to life

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We've said this many times before: Time-lapse photography can help us truly appreciate the meaningful movements of slow organisms like corals. Here is a collection of five fascinating short videos including an inflating bubble coral, zoas "flowering," leather corals taking shape, and a ricordea "bubbling over."

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First coral reef found in Iraq

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We know there are coral reefs in the Persian Gulf, but until recently, we did not know there were reefs in Iraqi waters. A team of divers from the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany and the Marine Science Center at the University of Basrah in Iraq made the surprising discovery.

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Coral Morphologic's magical half-hour-long reef video and your chance to help coral reefs

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The art/science/aquaculture team, Coral Morphologic, has compiled footage from 23 of their early works "remixed and remastered into a singular half-hour underwater ambient psychedelic trip through the macro world of Florida's coral reef organisms." The 720p version is free to watch. You may also download the 1080p version for $5 with all proceeds going towards reef conservation efforts.

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Fluval Donates to the Coral Restoration Foundation

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Fluval issued a press release to announce their sponsorship of Ken Nedimyer's Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF). Their $5,000 donation, along with Fluval Aquatic Development Manager Francis Yupangco's voluntary dive time, helped CRF outplant staghorn corals.

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A new rainbowfish from New Guinea, Indonesia

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Let's continue our "new fish species" streak ... this time with a tropical freshwater fish. Melanotaenia flavipinnis is a new species of beloved rainbowfish from New Guinea, Indonesia, and it's a real showstopper.

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