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Massive Black Blob taking over La Jolla Shores in San Diego

No, this isn’t a huge oil slick off the coast of La Jolla Shores in San Diego as some might have guessed. Rather a massive Anchovy Shoal formed and they spend their time “munching on plankton and smaller fish and…

Coral Morphologic’s ‘Coral Reef City’ art installation wins recognition

Coral Morphologic has done a great job using art to advance the awareness of marine ecology and we were glad to hear they have recently one recognition for its art installation in PortMiami. Teaming with artist Bhakti Baxter 18 parking booths were wrapped…

Florida officially bans import of Lionfish

Ret Talbot has just reported on his “Good Catch Blog” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioners today have unanimously proposed a set of rules that ban the importation of lionfish from the Pterois genus and sets other rules for the harvest and possession…

Special floating lab studies “Aliens of the Sea” to unlock answers about marine biodiversity

A unique project is taking a closer look at one of the many marvels from the sea — the comb jelly. Led by University of Florida neurobiologist Leonid Moroz, the research team has developed a unique floating lab that includes…

Coral Morphologic has a unique twist to the idea of a ‘public’ aquarium in Miami

Coral Morphologic has a unique and inexpensive approach to a public aquariums in Miami — creating a more welcoming area around the city’s South Pointe Park. By taking advantage of the abundant marine life right under Miami’s nose, the city can…

The mind-blowing Odontanthias elizabethae has left us speechless

There are some fish that are just so rare they’re almost mythical, and to see one would probably require divine intervention on some cosmic celestial level. We’re so fascinated with Odontanthias, and over the years few representatives from this genus…

Tail-less bandit angelfish is practically beyond belief

A bandit angelfish is a very special fish to begin with but a tail-less Apolemichthys arcuatus is unheard of. This wild-caught specimen is the first documentation of tail-less-ness in this species that we know and while it looks really strange in…

Dr. Andrew Rossiter provides insights on Waikiki’s Peppermint and Abei Angelfish

Waikiki’s newest Peppermint Angelfish is looking mighty fine after worrying us for a bit due to some mild initial aggression it was getting from its tank mates. We’re happy to know that the aggression has completely dissipated and the Peppermint…

Video update on Waikiki’s newest Peppermint Angelfish, maybe more on the way

The newest Peppermint Angelfish that was received by Waikiki Aquarium has been put on display. It has been about two months since the news of the new Peppermint Angelfish hit the interweb and within that time frame, it has been…

California Assembly approves shark fin ban, state one step closer to outlawing practice

The California State Assembly just overwhelmingly approved a ban on the sale and distribution of shark fins within the state moving California one step closer to joining Washington in making the Chinese delicacy illegal. After approving the proposed bill ,…