The MicroBiology of Aquariums

You might think that your aquarium has a few fish, some corals, and perhaps an assortment of invertebrates that you may or may not have intentionally introduced. We all kind of  know that there’s a lot of microbial life in our…

Grab a closer look with Aqua Medic pocket microscope

The Aqua Medic microscope is a handy tool for the identification of algae and microorganisms. It appears to have been on the market for a bit, but for all those times where getting a closer look at something –fif you…

Underwater microscope catches incredible coral images on the reef

Scientists have developed a new microscope that allows them to get up close and personal with corals in their natural environment without having to remove them from the reef. The high-powered digital microscope was developed by a team at UC…

ProScope + iPhone + AquaPac = underwater microscope

The ProScope is a specialized iPhone case that turns your pocket computer & camera into a portable microscope. Better yet, throw the ProScope assembly into a specially designed AquaPac and take the whole rig inside your aquarium. With an iPhone,…

Nikon Small World photo competition showcases stunning microscopic views

The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition has been going on for 38 years showcasing the beauty and complexity of the microscopic world and the competition just crowned its 2012 winners in the annual competition open to anyone with an interest…

Ogles Mesoscope hits version 2 with angled eyepiece, better field of view and improved suction mount

The Mesoscope V2 is the long awaited successor to the extremely useful aquarium tool which helped us to learn so much about the┬áminuscule reef world and coral behavior. The original Ogles Mesoscope is by far one of our favorite niche…