Seven Public Aquariums Offering Brilliant Digital Content

Missing some of your favorite public aquariums? Or just need to keep busy?  We’ve put together a list of seven public aquariums offering engaging virtual content. This list includes a few live cams, (don’t miss the Anthias Cam), and much…

Peppermint Angelfish at the Steinhart Aquarium

Earlier this year we personally visited LiveAquaria to spend some quality time with one of the very few peppermint angelfish ever to be sold in the United States. Although we traveled to Wisconsin for our private peppermint angelfish party, as…

Steinhart Aquarium’s Caribbean display is a truly realistic representation of a biotope

Few set ups truly elicit fascination and marvel quite like those done in a biotope fashion. A biotope refers to an area of uniform environmental conditions which provides a specific niche for a particular set of organisms. Because aquarists are spoilt for choice…

7 Questions with Steinhart Aquarium’s Matt Wandell

We thought it would be fun to do a series of “7 Questions” with people in the industry and hobby. Our first candidate is a Matt Wandell, a marine biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences…

California Academy of Sciences dive team is scoring big in the depths of the Philippines

After what has been a lengthy period of preparation, scouting and diving, the California Academy of Sciences’ expedition to the Philippines is beginning to yield a nice catch of truly exotic deep reef fish. The first notable catch of the…

This is one serious closed loop system

To close loop or not to close loop is one question serious reef geeks try and consider. If you have the luxury, a closed loop system is a fantastic way to handle flow in the aquarium without having to have…

A system for automatically feeding fresh and live food to aquarium fish

The concept of this autofeeder was born from the desire to keep food cold, as it was fed out all day to several exhibits without having to set up a full blown refrigerated feeder like the type pioneered by master…

Big Bertha, the Queen of the Sunburst Anthias

Since Lemon spotlighted the Sunburst Anthias this morning with beautiful pictures of a new aquarium specimen, we thought this would be a good time to show you what Sunburst Anthias really look like when they approach adulthood. This ginormous Sunburst…

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus is rediscovered, comes from Nicaragua

The Larger Pacific Striped Octopus is one extraordinary cephalopod that has been known about before, but somehow fell into obscurity despite it’s overwhelming awesomeness as a living creature. In the Photo above by Roy Caldwell you can easily see that…

Friday Smorgasbord: Underwater art, resort get scrapped, library won’t get ‘Tanked,’ staycations, and finding NEEMO

It’s Friday and we have a slew of fun, interesting and unusual posts for our Friday Smorgasbord. In this week’s edition we have underwater art, a library that won’t be getting ‘Tanked,’ an interesting take on staycations and we’ll be…