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Scientists Captive Breed Native Urchins to Clean Up Hawaiian Reef

Scientists Captive Breed Native Urchins to Clean Up Hawaiian Reef

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:21 AM

About 1,000 collector sea urchins were placed on a 500 square meter patch of infested reef Saturday in hopes of controlling a non-native smothering algal infestation of a local reef.

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MASNA Live: Call-in Program for Hobbyists

MASNA Live: Call-in Program for Hobbyists

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:22 AM

MASNA (Marine Aquarium Societies of North America) has begun a monthly call-in show where they will have a noted aquarium expert at the microphone to answer your call-in questions.

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Hubcap Art by Ptolemy Elrington

Hubcap Art by Ptolemy Elrington

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:22 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For Ptolemy Elrington, beauty is in creating marine art out of reclaimed materials such as hubcaps.

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Squids 4 Kids - Get a Squid for Dissection in your Classroom

Squids 4 Kids - Get a Squid for Dissection in your Classroom

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:22 AM

Hands-on activities bring students to the excitement of marine biology and the importance of good ocean stewardship. Humboldt squid provide an outstanding teaching platform for discussing climate change, ecology, anatomy, physiology, oceanography and fisheries science.

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Can you turn a Wii remote into an aquarium sensor?

Can you turn a Wii remote into an aquarium sensor?

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:22 AM

"The Wiimote can track just about anything: All that’s needed is an LED light."

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Cephalopod Holiday Cookies

Cephalopod Holiday Cookies

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:23 AM

Tastes great!

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Philippe Grosjean's Unique Dropoff Reef Aquarium

Philippe Grosjean's Unique Dropoff Reef Aquarium

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:25 AM

A uniquely designed 660L reef aquarium featuring an assortment of soft and hard corals, clams, and a variety of fish.

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Predatory coral eats jellyfish

Predatory coral eats jellyfish

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:25 AM

A coral is recorded eating a jellyfish for the first time, in intriguing photographs taken by scientists.

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EcoTech Pumps Featured on the Ivanhoe News and ScienceDaily

EcoTech Pumps Featured on the Ivanhoe News and ScienceDaily

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:25 AM

EcoTech's line of innovative pumps keeps getting more and more attention lately from media sources from within the aquarium industry and from popular news agencies.

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Hey Moby: you've got a piece of Giant Squid caught there between your teeth...

Hey Moby: you've got a piece of Giant Squid caught there between your teeth...

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:26 AM

Moby Dick comes to life: The astonishing rare images of a sperm whale feasting on a giant squid.

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Vast plankton bloom off New Zealand

Vast plankton bloom off New Zealand

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:26 AM

A vast plankton bloom occurring east of New Zealand has been captured by satellite.

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Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching

Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 10, 2011 01:26 AM

ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions -- including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) -- working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide.

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