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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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Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Body Armor and Football Helmet Design

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Researchers are learning about how mantis shrimps can neutralize shock waves (e.g. from their famous pummeling attacks) by filtering out specific frequencies. This discovery is inspiring new helmet and armor design. We're beginning to believe that eventually every design is going to be inspired by mantis shrimp.

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Sediment in water hurts juvenile reef fish

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A new study discovered that the gills of developing clownfish were severely damaged when fish were exposed to sediment levels simulating conditions found on some inshore reefs on the GBR. While further study is required to understand how sediment affects gills of adult reef fish, this finding has immediate implication for captive breeding.

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MASNA's 2015 Membership Drive

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Marine Aquarium Society of North America is currently holding its 2015 membership drive. The drive is sponsored by Tunze; new members will have a chance to win a Tunze Osmolator 3155. Plus $5 of each new renewal also goes towards Gary Meadows Reef Fund.

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Revisting "Istedgade Reef"

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We revisit a spectacular coral reef from the Danish capital city of Copenhagen (Istedgade St. to be exact). The aquarium has matured beautifully over the past year into truly world-class living art.

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Reef-A-Palooza New York is only a couple weeks away

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Reef-A-Palooza, billed as America's largest marine aquarium show, began in Southern California but has since expanded to include shows in Florida and now New York. June 27 & 28 will be the Big Apple's first RAP.

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Reef tank under the microscope

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A hobbyist decided to record the microscopic life swimming in a drop of reef aquarium water (now that's our type of reefkeeper!). The footage does not disappoint. Captive seawater is teeming with life. The next time you accidentally get tank water in your mouth, think about this video. You're welcome.

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"Plantapalooza" by the Coral Restoration Foundation

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Coral Restoration Foundation celebrated World Oceans Day (June 9) by staging their first "Plantapalooza." CRF transplated 1,600 staghorn Acroporas, their most single-day coral planting ever. It's awesome to see coral reef restoration in full effect - especially from an organization with roots in the reefkeeping hobby.

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The diversity of reef life is mind-blowing

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When you walk into good fish store looking for the next addition to your reef tank, you may be overwhelmed with the selection of livestock. But we really only see a fraction of the plants and animals that populate the world's reef. Ned and Anna DeLoach of blennywatcher.com show us how incredibly beautiful and weird reef life can be.

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New study uncovers why some threatened corals swap 'algae' partners

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A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events. The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs as ocean waters warm due to climate change.

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Highlighter

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Is there a more iconic symbiotic relationship than an anemone hosting clownfish? Mitchell Brown photographs a bright orange percula clownfish snug as a bug in her neon green Heteractis magnifica anemone.

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Have you hugged your shark today?

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A video is going viral of a gorgeous leopard shark who is seemingly enjoying hugs and tickles from its aquarium caretaker.

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Box jellyfish fish for their food

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The first feeding study of the Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish. They attract larval fish by twitching their extended tentacles, highlighting their nematocyst clusters (stinging structures) and using them as lures.

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Bigger brains help female fish evade predators but doesn't help males

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A study published last month in the journal Ecology Letters found that females with bigger brains were 13.5% better able to avoid being eaten, but males with bigger brains did not share the same advantage.

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The (Greek) god of (pencil) wrasses

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Say hello to Pseudojuloides zeus, the newest described wrasse. The species is named after the Greek god, Zeus because of the fish's distinctive electric blue zig-zag pigmentation on its sides, which resemble lightning bolts.

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Perhaps the world's most elegant coffee table aquarium

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French aquarium fabricator Aquaniman has released the MAIAO coffee table aquarium, an all (curved) glass frameless design. Its clean and unobstructed sight-lines makes this one of the sleekest coffee table aquariums we've seen.

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