Category Archives: World News

Forging a Better Future For Coral Reefs

Reef aquariums have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Whether it’s the technology behind them or the plethora of information continuing to enter the hobby. We all want to create an aquarium that can give viewers a glimpse into what a thriving natural coral reef looks like. While general interest […]


Join Marine Depot in recovering plastic from the Ocean by simply using OceanHero Search Engine.

What does a search engine have to do with cleaning the Ocean of plastic? OceanHero is a search engine that uses your internet searches and works towards the goal of cleaning plastic from the ocean. It costs you nothing, they are not asking for a donation. Their business model is simple and is based upon […]


We discovered a new species, but war means it may now remain hidden forever

Alec Moore, Bangor University The world has a new species. My colleagues and I were hugely excited to announce it but, alas, this stingray – a distant cousin of sharks – can’t be claimed to be a particularly spectacular or awe-inspiring animal. It’s small – about the size of an outstretched hand – and, as […]


New Dates Announced for the AGA 2020 International Aquascaping Contest

The AGA Aquatic Gardeners Association International Aquascaping Contest is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in August.


Spread awareness on World Oceans Day, 8 June

Today is world oceans day, a day of raising awareness of the oceans, their importance to the planet and the massive threat they face from human activity. Don’t worry, reefers, it’s not you, the issues are much bigger than that like rising sea temperatures, pollution from single-use plastic, and overfishing for food. So 193 UN […]


Giant isopod poops for the first time in two years

Staff at the Toba Aquarium, Japan, have found faecal matter in their giant isopod tank. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t for the fact that they haven’t seen a trace of poop in over two years, and these giant deepwater Pillbugs can go without food for six! Toba has been taking care […]


The Unforgettable Bob Fenner – One of the Founding Fathers of the Hobby

There is no denying Bob Fenner’s brilliance and genius. We in the marine aquarium hobby are lucky he chose our field to focus on and that he graciously shared his knowledge with us.


Watching fish reduces blood pressure study finds

Reductions in blood pressure and heart rate have been identified among people who watched the fish at an aquarium, according to a report in inews.co.uk. There was also a correlation between the number of fish viewed and the level of improvement.   The study was carried out by experts from the Ocean Conservation Trust, Plymouth University […]


PSA: Chloroquine Phosphate used in aquariums is not safe for human use

A recent press conference about FDA trials being done on a number of antimalarial therapies as a possible treatment for Covid-19 has caused a frenzy to buy these drugs.


Public Comment Invited by Aquaculture Science Planning Task Force In Support of Marine Fish Aquaculture

Share your ideas with The Subcommittee on Aquaculture to help them assess national needs for aquaculture research and assistance, coordinate aquaculture programs of Federal agencies, advance aquaculture R&D and technology transfer.