CephalopodWeek starts June 19

In case you were wondering why there are so many octopus stories popping up, it may have to do with Science Friday’s CephalopodWeek running from June 19-26. #CephalopodWeek is Science Friday’s celebration of “all things tentacled.” The second annual event will be a week focused on the coolest, smartest, most interesting and least-backboned sea creatures

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California adorabilis

  Some things are just so cute and cuddly they deserve fitting names. One octopus with big round eyes, a pink color and a body more reminiscent of a stuffed animal is simply adorable and might be named just that. Discovered by the team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the team is

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Oceans – A new social networking app for Scuba Divers

Ocean, is a new social networking application designed for Scuba Divers to interact with each other. The iOS/Android app allows you to share dive logs with Facebook friends and to see where your other fellow divers have dived throughout the world. The application is a mix of LinkedIN, Facebook and Twiter and if you have

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Synergy Reef Overflow features slim design, magnetic weir

The Synergy Reef Overflow is a simple overflow system that features a removable magnetic weir to give you a handy “plug-and-play” option when designing your aquarium. Any overflow has two things it needs to deliver on, being as small as possible and be as quiet as possible, and this overflow seems to deliver on both while giving

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Macronesia takes a closer look at octopuses

Scientist and marine conservation enthusiast Shane Siers has a fascinating website Macronesia to share his hobby of filming the underwater world. We came across his recent video on octopuses and were just mesmerized. If you are looking for a calming experience today, dim the lights, pop on headphones and enjoy! In case you need some scientific narration,

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Q&A with Victor and Lou of World Wide Corals

World Wide Corals has long been one of our favorite livestock providers and whenever we get the opportunity to visit the store in Florida, we make sure to take advantage of it. We were able to sit down with WWC chief operating officer Lou Shiavo and co-founder Victor Fornari to learn a bit more about them

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Reef Reboot Phase 4, “Just Add Salt!”

So where did I leave off? Oh yeah, a tank full of RO water ready to become a reef! Now the fun part.. Salt was added and the pumps were fired up. I was thrilled that the new tank was relatively quiet. The bean animal overflow with a DC return pump kept things silent, with

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Many of the Earth’s longest-living animals are in the ocean

If you ever were wondering just how long the expected lifespan of things were, then this chart is for you. When comparing what the longest-living animals on earth are, Discovery News found the Ocean Quahog, a bivalve mollusc living on the North Atlantic seabed, is the world’s longest-living animal. The top three is completed by

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XMarta is a nifty mobile-controlled dosing system

The XMarta dosing system is a mobile-app enabled pump that is provides accuracy up to 0.1 mL for all your reef-relatated dosing requirements. The XMarta has four channels to allow you add four different solutions to your tank. The Xmarta comes in six colors (black, gold, green, red, orange, pink) so you won’t have that

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Limited edition Fish and Corals of The World posters are now up for sale

Throughout the years of reefing and travelling, I’ve managed to amass quite the collection of fish and coral photos, many of which I use for day to day articles here. We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures, and so it comes as a great excitement that we’re now offering these limited edition posters for sale, for

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