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A new and very gold fish

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Dear Carassius auratus, with all due respect, I think I might deserve your common name more than you do. Sincerely, Pethia sahit

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A new reef micro shrimp named after a hobbit

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This chubby lil' guy is named Odontonia bagginsi. These shrimps live inside sea squirts and are currently only known from the coral reefs of Tidore, Indonesia.

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Sea urchins see with their feet

By Lund University on Jun 12, 2018 at 09:00 AM

Sea urchins lack eyes, but can see with their tentacle-like tube feet instead, previous research has indicated. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have tested their vision in a new study, and shown that while sea urchins have fairly low resolution vision -- it is good enough to fulfil their basic needs.

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Time lapse of Acropora growth

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Even fast-growing corals such as SPS only lay down millimeters of growth per day. The only way to see their growth "in action" is many weeks of photography stitched together in a time-lapse. Peter Kragh has done exactly this and shares his results.

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A new invention safely brings deep-water fishes to surface

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Fishes collected from deep waters require time-consuming decompression to bring them to the surface healthy and alive. Now a new invention called SubCAS - designed and first built by Matt Wandell! - allows divers to to safely and efficiently surface fishes within a pressurized chamber.

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An Amazon Aquarium at Amazon.com

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With the support of the world's largest ecommerce website, aquarium systems designer Tenji Aquarium has built some of the world's most remarkable aquatic exhibits we've laid eyes on.

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The BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project

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The BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project aims to create the first multilingual interactive mobile app to help aquarists recreate habitats as close to nature as possible.

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The ultimate vacation destination for reef lovers?

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How would you like to vacation in the Maldives ... living UNDERWATER with the corals and reef fishes? This dream vacation can be yours for the reasonable cost of only $50,000. PER NIGHT.

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The blue-throated fairy wrasse: a new species

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At a cursory glance, we tend to lump similar-looking reef fish into a monolithic species and chalk up differences as variants. But upon closer examination, we are finding sufficient distinction to satisfy the description of a new species. Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis is a case in point.

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Schooling fish expend less energy due to flow dynamics

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We all know fish school for defense against predators. Schooling also enhances foraging success and increases success in finding a mate. Now new advanced hydrodynamic modeling proves that schooling also increases swimming efficiency.

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Hypnotizing coral time-lapse

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Technology is awesome! It is allowing us to view corals in ways we could not have imagined just a couple of decades ago. After over 50 hours of shooting and editing, Elite Reef Denver composed this mesmerizing time-lapse of some of the most popular corals.

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New fun fact: Corals can produce omega-3 fatty acids

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The generally held principle is that animals get their omega-3 fatty acids from plants and microbes (algae and bacteria), but new research has found that some marine animals such as corals, worms, and molluscs can also produce omega-3!

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A new, slender Aussie rainbow fish species

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Cairnsichthys bitaeniatus is a new species of rainbowfish described from an apparently-isolated population in the Daintree rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia.

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Microbe populations in saltwater aquariums highly dynamic

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In closed systems without water changes, scientists hypothesized that microbial composition would stabilize and become relatively homogeneous and static. However, a new, first-of-its-kind 14-month study of Gerogia Aquarium's Ocean Voyager exhibit tells a different story.

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Hermit crabs that blanket themselves with anemones instead of shells

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Just about every hermit crab species seeks mobile shelter within empty shells. Not blanket-hermit crabs. These oddball crustaceans have developed a special relationship with anemones where anemeones directly wrap around their bodies like ... well, blankets. Five new species - discovered in 1888! - have just been described.

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