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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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Just say Pro

Prodibio is revolutionizing the way hobbyists use aquarium additives. I was manually drip-drip-dripping a handful of different supplements into my aquarium straight from their bottles; some daily, some weekly. Everything in the tank seemed okay, but that was also the problem … everything was just okay. So, not long after Reef-a-Palooza convened in August, I […]

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Holiday Treats for the Animals

Marine Depot is visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on December 2 to celebrate the season during the Holiday Treats for the Animals event. Would you like to join us? Here’s more info from their website. In celebration of the holiday season, Scuba Santa will be delivering an ocean of gifts to […]

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The Reefers’ Wish List

Happy Holidays, hobbyists! We’ve chosen 10 best sellers (in honor of our 10-year anniversary) from our huge selection to create a holiday gift guide of sure-fire hits. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own wish list using the Email to a Friend functionality in our online shopping cart. Click here to check out […]

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Star Clownfish

The marketing department recently lost one of our two clownfish. I say “lost” because we searched high and low for her carcass but came up empty-handed (literally). Our remaining clownfish eventually healed from the stress and disease plaguing our tank and emerged a different fish. The first noticeably different change is new, darker coloring around […]

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Attack of the Giant Sea Scorpions!

For a second there, you might’ve thought this was a review about some long-lost sci-fi film from the 50s. Well, think again. British scientists announced on Tuesday that they’ve discovered a fossil claw in Germany belonging to the biggest bug ever known. Yahoo! News picked up the story by way of the Associated Press and […]

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