Nicole Helgason
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Nicole Helgason is a professional scuba diver and can often be found photographing corals and sharing her passion about coral reefs around the world. Nicole is Reef Builders Event Manager and is responsible for running ReefStock shows in Denver and Sydney. Nicole is also a manager for Reef Builders social media accounts and a weekly contributor to the Reef Builders site. Nicole has a Bachelors degree in Coastal Geography from the University of Victoria, and is originally from Vancouver Canada.

Scientist In Australia Discover New Coral And Spot A Rare Rhinopias In Comprehensive Deep-Sea Study

For the very first time, scientists have been able to view the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The team from the Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded…

Waterbox Aquariums Introduces The New Marine X Series

Waterbox Aquariums has redesigned their popular MARINE series aquariums to create the MARINE X with new features aquarium hobbyists will love. New features include glass overflow with removable weir teeth, dual returns, and a sump filtration system. The MARINE X…

Sea Anemones Develop New Tentacles Depending On How Much They Eat

The more they eat the more tentacles they grow, so get feeding your anemones today! Until now it’s been unclear what regulates the number of tentacles a sea anemone can grow. Scientists from the Ikmi group at EMBL Heidelberg have…

Holy Claw Feeding Cube For Frozen Foods

Don’t let your frozen food wander aimlessly around your tank! Pop a cube in the feeding cube and let it dissolve naturally with newly defrosted pieces distributed around the aquarium. Holy Claw is a new reef aquarium acrylic manufacturing company…

New Shoreline Hunting Behavior Recorded for Titan Triggerfish

In case you needed another reason to fear the titan trigger, apparently, they can nearly beach themselves for a snack. Keep an eye on your toes next time you’re walking at the beach, as a titan trigger could be lurking…

Get A Jumpstart To Reef Keeping By Adopting An Old Aquarium

Two months back we adopted a seven-year-old 90g reef tank, with all its fish and corals. We’re happy to report everyone in the aquarium, including several new members of the family are growing happy and healthy. Adopting or buying an…

Red Sea Releases The New ReefLED 160S

The new Red Sea lights are designed for reef aquariums, with the certified Reef Spec light output to give you exceptional growth and coral coloration. The new 160S series offers even more penetration even in deeper and wider tanks. The…

Transfer Your Freshwater Skills And Setup Your First Saltwater Aquarium

Making the switch from freshwater to a saltwater aquarium is easier than you think. If you already have the skills to maintain a freshwater aquarium you only need to familiarize yourself with a few new techniques, additives, and saltwater aquarium…

Slide-Loc Offers Versatility For Transporting and Treating Coral Frags

Slide-Loc containers caught our eye with their customizable frag rack system. The locking channel design offers versatility for transporting lots o’ little frags or spaced apart for larger more aggressive corals. Avoid plastic bags and carry your frag container for…

Could Artificial Upwelling Help Reduce Coral Stress During A Bleaching Event?

We’ve often pondered, would pumping cold water up from the deep help corals during a bleaching event? It seems we’re not the only one to ask this question, as a new study published this week tests the hypothesis.  A study…