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If the xanthic scribbled regal angelfish we saw in the back room of Taunton Aquatics Centre wasn’t enough to surprise us then the full blown aquarium quarantine system was. Even in the U.S it is rare to see a dedicated quarantine/conditioning aquarium system in a store, let alone one that was so thorough and packing [...]

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Cammy Clark
Source: The Miami Herald
May 26, 2010

Key West, FL - On Tuesday, an underwater robot nicknamed Waldo began patrolling nationally protected waters off Key West in search of oil and chemical dispersants from the Deepwater Horizon blowout.

It works 24/7, no overtime required.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Source: Voice of America
May 26, 2010

The director of US National Parks says more than 40 parks and wildlife refuges on the Gulf of Mexico could be affected by the BP oil spill. He said there is no clear end to the spill at this point but he downplayed the potential impact when the slick reaches the Florida Keys. Meanwhile a scientist at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Organization (NOAA) has warned about potential damage to the area's corals.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Source: Voxy News
May 27, 2010

Melbourne, Australia - Victoria University research has found that a small sea snail may be causing significant damage to coral reefs in the Pacific, even more so than climate change or coral bleaching.

Dr Jeff Shima, a Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology and Director of Victoria's Coastal Ecology Laboratory, has studied the worm snail Dendropoma maximum in the field at Moorea, French Polynesia.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Melissa French
Source: Virgin Islands Platinum News
May 27, 2010

British Virgin Islands - For the seventh year, a group of eight volunteer tourists from the UK, Japan, Turkey and US, gathered in the VI for Reef Check BVI´s 13th annual reef survey and training programme which surveyed four sites each between April and May.

Researchers looked at Diamond Reef, Great Camanoe Island, Bronco Billy, George Doge Island, Spyglass Wall, Norman Island and Pelican Island.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Source: EurekAlert!
May 26, 2010

Damselfish are killing head corals and adding stress to Caribbean coral reefs, which are already in desperately poor condition from global climate change, coral diseases, hurricanes, pollution, and overfishing. Restoring threatened staghorn coral, the damsels' favorite homestead, will take the pressure off the other corals, according to a new study published in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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The new line of peristaltic pumps from D-D The Aquarium Solution appear to be of a higher performance and durability than what we’re used to. First of all, the D-D peri pumps use Santoprene instead of neoprene or thick silicone tubing which will eventually split with extended use. Further raising the bar is the pump [...]

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Posted in Reefbuilders.com category
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Many of us montipora collectors know of a few designer species. We all remember the true superman monti, the sunset, the sunrise, and the pokerstar. But not many reefers know of this radiating orange Montipora setosa. It is so nice, it doesn’t require a cool name. Take a look:  This montipora branches out like a M. [...] Related posts:
  1. Identifying Designer Corals: ORA Pearlberry
  2. I Think I Got The Purple Virus!
  3. Identifying Designer Corals: The Purple Monster

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