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Spotlight on a Collector’s Dream Fish: The Rare and Striking Zebra Tang

As commanding of price and status as the gorgeous Gem Tang, the Zebra Tang is found in the waters of Mauritius and also Madagascar, Reunion and the Comoro Islands.

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Richard Branson’s New Project Involves Sinking a Ship for Ocean Conservation

The Kodiak Queen is one of only five World War II ships that survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is now a sunken historical, art, and conservation treasure in the British Virgin Islands.

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The Rare and Striking Monsoon Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus

One of the most exciting new wrasses to become available to hobbyists is the Monsoon Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus). Unique color combinations help to distinguish it from close relatives

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3 New Aquacultured Chrysiptera Damsels Now Available

Small and active, these fish provide a splash of color in any aquarium. Personalities can vary with some being rather territorial and aggressive, while others are peaceful tankmates.

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The Very Rare Anampses lennardi Makes a Comeback

The Lennard’s Wrasse (Anampses lennardi) is an extremely rare and beautiful wrasse that has not been imported into the United State for many years. Check out these pics!

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2010 SouthWestern Coral Farmers Market 5th Annual Fall Event

Hey there. So, uh, we were, like, wondering if you had any plans next Sunday? OK, we admit: we’re no good at pickup lines. But if you are free next Sunday and live in the Southern California area, why not mosey over to the 2010 SouthWestern Coral Farmers Market 5th Annual Fall Event? According to […]

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Export Of Live Reef Fish Now Banned In Palau

The exportation of live reef fish has now been banned in Palau, following spirited debate over whether it was a matter for state or national government control. Rather than a stand alone bill, the ban on the exporting of live reef fish was this week passed after being attached to a bill to increase the […]

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Spawning coral turns sea pink

Ah, Wednesday. Mid-week. Hump day. The perfect day to squander your lunch hour viewing videos of coral reefs. This clip of spawning corals is from BBC News. If you check the video credit, however, the footage actually comes “courtesy of Reefvid.org.” Oh really … … well, I have a 60-minute lunch so of course I […]

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Tres Palmas Marine Reserve Marine Life Guide

This comes courtesy of Surfrider Foundation’s weekly digital newsletter, Soup. Would you like to explore the underwater universe of the Caribbean basin? Well now with just the click of your mouse you can take a photographic journey as if you were gliding over the reef of the marine reserve yourself. Click here to check the […]

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Judge limits Navy’s use of sonar to protect marine mammals

A federal judge has ruled that the Navy must stop blasting sonar in several areas of the world’s oceans to protect whales and other marine mammals. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Laporte found that the Navy’s use of low-frequency sonar to detect submarines threatens the animals’ ability to find food and avoid predators. Five years ago, Navy […]

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