endangered-stony-coral-species Meet 6 of the corals that are in danger of becoming illegal The petition to list over 80 species of stony corals as endangered led to a ruling that 20 of the proposed corals were deemed threatened, and warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Of those 20 corals, five are Caribbean species which have already enjoyed a thorough degree of no-take protection so these species are
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Meet 6 of the corals that are in danger of becoming illegal

The petition to list over 80 species of stony corals as endangered led to a ruling that 20 of the proposed corals were deemed threatened, and warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Of those 20 corals, five are Caribbean species which have already enjoyed a thorough degree of no-take protection so these species are Read More

Oman Clownfish can make epic Journeys

That is according to a new report from Steve Simpson of the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Steve and his colleagues studied Oman anemonefish (Amphiprion omanensis) which is unique to the Arabian Sea off Oman. The group studied two separate populations 248 miles (400 kilometres) apart from each other and captured a total of 136 Read More

Free fish and coral reef wallpapers for the new iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Apple’s newest flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have begun shipping to stores and pre-orders which means that tomorrow, a lot of you will have a shiny new smartphone in need of some equally shiny backgrounds and wallpapers. Not one to let an opportunity to meld aquarium and popular culture, we’ve curated a selection Read More

Reef Octopus DC-X2 is the second generation of the open volute skimmer

Reef Octopus is such a prolific protein skimmer builder and designer, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with how many models they release. The latest protein skimmer to get a revamp is the Proffessional Open Volute series who’s second release is being dubbed the Reef Octopus DC-X2. The RO DC-X2 shares the same wine glass-shaped Read More

Cirrhilabrus claire trio was invited to America by Quality Marine

Cirrhilabrus claire is one of our all time favorite species of fairy wrasses and lucky for us, it seems like this year might be be a fruitful one for this incredible and exciting fish from the South Pacific. Two years ago, Claire’s fairy wrasse made its aquaristic debut with specimens collected in deep waters of Read More

GHL Mitras Lightbar now available for nanos, deep actinic color coming soon

The GHL Mitras Lightbar is getting smaller and is now available for nano tanks. Additionally, the Mitras Lightbar is also be made in a deep actinic color for those looking for a deeper blue color in their reef aquarium. The nano Mitras Lightbars are designed for 40 cm (around 15.75 in.) or 50 cm (around Read More

Endangered versus Threatened: Why should you be concerned?

While yesterdays event scared just about everyone in the greater aquatics industry we might come to expect that more often as different petitions make there way around federal bodies that deal with the ESA. A lot of folks think we are safe if a species is listed as only threatened versus endangered but for the Read More

A first look at the REAL Cirrhilabrus claire from its type location of the Cook Islands

As I type this, my breath is rapid, and my fingers are bent from random spasmodic twitching. We’ve seen Cirrhilabrus claire before, and a few times now. We’ve even covered it extensively before, but nothing could have prepared us for this. In hindsight, it was a no-brainer. We should have known and we should have expected Read More

Behind the face of LiveAquaria – Kevin Kohen’s fish collection part 2

Here’s part two of our trip to LiveAquaria and a peek inside Kevin Kohen’s office and his fish collection. Incase you still do not know, Kevin Kohen is the man behind the company and as mentioned in part 1 of this story, has a pension for keeping uncommon and difficult marine fish species. Previously we Read More

USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings

We have confirmed the USFWS was incorrectly restricting some wholesalers regarding the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened as illegal to import. Apparently the local offices in Los Angeles were interpreting things different than the folks back at the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) who control the listings. We spoke directly to Paul Mckinn, Assistant Read More

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