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Win a free Canon Rebel XTI Camera from Reef Builders!

To celebrate Reef Builders having 10,000 members, we are giving away a: Canon REBEL XTI SLR Camera, so you can take pictures of your tank! You can read more about it here This is the camera body and lens kit,…

Giant Squid in a block of ice at the Melbourne Aquarium

Giant squid, measuring 7 meter (21 ft) , encased in a block of ice at the Melbourne Aquarium. The 250-kilogram creature, caught by commercial fishermen off New Zealand’s South Island earlier this year, has cost the aquarium more than $100,000,…

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A very smart octopus and why I don’t keep one…

This says it all, I would love to keep one, but since they are very smart and escape artists, I am going to have to hold out until I get to run a Seaworld theme park. I got my fingers…

Oil rigs could become coral farms

Decommissioned oil rigs off Australia’s coastline could become hubs for marine-based businesses such as coral harvesting for aquariums, a fish expert says. Professor David Booth, of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and University of Technology, Sydney, says there are…

Ecosystems of Vietnam’s long coastline are in peril

It was the destruction of coral reef and over-fishing that moved artist Nguyen Lieu to paint brightly coloured canvasses warning Vietnamese that their coastal environment is in peril. “Nha Trang is the most beautiful bay recognized worldwide but exploitation there…

Lobsters Life Work for Maine Scientist

The tide is dead low as Diane Cowan lifts seaweed-covered rocks at dawn’s first light, something she’s done for more than a decade as a way to monitor Maine’s most valuable fishery. Here at Lowell Cove, the number of juvenile…

New Study Presents First-Ever Classification of World’s Coastal Waters

As demands on oceans grow, it is important to ensure that their resources are being conserved and carefully managed worldwide. A new study led by The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund (published in BioScience) — Marine Ecoregions of…

Barrier Reef `can adapt to warming’

THE Great Barrier Reef may be much better suited to surviving climate change and warmer conditions than previously thought. Researchers in north Queensland have found many corals contain microscopic algae that protect them from temperature fluctuations. The study by the…

Deep Sand Bed (DSB) Diagram

Yet another diagram, illustrating a deep sand bed. Most likely this would be separate from the aquarium, perhaps in line either after the overflow or after water gets processed in the sump. Read