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R.I.P. Sir Shrimps-A-lot

Sir Shrimps-A-Lot (a.k.a. #2) was the second addition to my tank after getting into the marine aquarium hobby. I remember being angry when he’d traipse over my zoos, closing them up. Now I would give anything to see him step on a single polyp. Rest In Peace, my friend… Sir Shrimps-A-Lot April 15 2007 – […]

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The Doctor Is In: Q&A with Ronald L. Shimek, Ph. D

Marine Depot: For readers of our blog who aren’t yet familiar with your forum or blog, tell us a little about yourself and your involvement (past/present) in the aquarium hobby. Ronald L. Shimek, Ph. D.: I am invertebrate zoologist/marine ecologist who has kept marine animals in aquaria since the invention of water. My scientific work […]

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Clownfish off hook as fishermen fight global warming

SYDNEY – Clownfish made famous by the Disney film Finding Nemo are to be left alone by fishermen after their Great Barrier Reef habitat was devastated by coral bleaching, a phenomenon associated with global warming. The fish, which are found in numerous colours but most often are orange with white stripes, depend on anemones – […]

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Motion in the Ocean

In the marine aquarium, one of the most difficult yet rewarding tasks is by far achieving and providing proper flow and oscillation rates for your marine inhabitants. I have yet to come across one person who has not been drawn by the mesmerizing beauty of a coral reef as it sways back in forth in […]

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A love letter from FAMA

Clay Jackson’s editor’s note in the February 2008 issue of FAMA has got us feeling all sentimental. Really a love letter to the hobby itself, Clay relays his experiences participating in a recent Southern California Marine Aquarium Society meeting at an IHOP in Santa Ana, California. Several Marine Depot staffers were in attendance that evening […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like fishmas

On December 2, the marketing guys and I met at the Aquarium of the Pacific for the Holiday Treats for the Animals event. The animals all received special holiday treats, there were arts & crafts for the kids along with an elf magician, festive carolers, story-telling and even (artificial) snow! If you’re not from SoCal, […]

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Warming seas, disease take toll on coral reefs

John Bruno isn’t attending the U.N. climate talks being held in Bali, Indonesia, but he does have some advice for any delegates looking to take in the resort’s famed reefs: enjoy it now, because if sea temperatures continue to rise, expect to see more — and more severe — disease outbreaks that wipe out corals. […]

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Researchers find new deep water coral

HONOLULU – Researchers have discovered what they believe is a new deep water coral and sponge beds found several thousands of feet below the ocean surface, officials said Monday. The a lemon-yellow bamboo coral tree and a giant sponge were discovered last month in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument by the Pisces V submersible operated […]

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Coral reef sustainability on forum agenda

The University of Queensland is hosting an international forum this week to develop policies to sustain the world’s coral reefs. The forum, which is sponsored by the Coral Reef Targeted Research Program, is expected to attract leading scientists and more than 50 postgraduate and postdoctoral students from 20 countries. Professor Roberto Iglesias-Prieto from the National […]

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Saltwater, Freshwater and Pond Glossary

Even though my family’s kept freshwater tanks as long as I can remember, I’ve only been into the saltwater hobby for six months. Fortunately for me, I work with a team of experts. Unfortunately for me, their job is to help customers. Which, of course, I find vexing whenever I have a question (I have […]

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