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One of the smallest vertebrates in the world – Pygmy Seahorse

One of the smallest vertebrates in the world lives in the tropical Pacific–the pygmy seahorse. Belonging to the same genus as their larger cousins but reaching a maximum size of about an inch, its no wonder that many of these miniature species have only been discovered within the last decade. …

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Giant Clam Spawning

During a night dive, spotted this clam & the rest of the other corals going off on a spontaneous release!

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Full Moon Trigger Coral Spawning In Okinawa Japan

Full Moon Trigger Coral Spawning In Okinawa Japan. Here is a really cool video about an entire coral reef spawning. Triggered by a full moon, this Okinawa coral reef put on this beautiful display. Corals can reproduce both asexually and sexually. In reefkeeping hobby, we constantly see new polyps and …

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How to frag soft coral – Toadstool Leather Coral

Coral fragging video on toadstool leather corals (soft coral).

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How to frag zoanthids corals

A tutorial video on how to frag zoanthid corals.

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Anthony Calfo and Eric Borneman Coral Fragging

Anthony Calfo and Eric Borneman on coral fragging in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Dr. Bassleer support Project Piaba

Aquarium Münster sponsors a microscope Project Piaba is a program to safeguard and improve a sustainable ornamental fishery in the Rio Negro basin. “Piaba” is the local term for “ornamental fish”. At the end of a 10 days expedition to the Rio Negro, Dr. Gerald Bassleer gave a microscope to …

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Indonesia’s Coral Reefs Dying Faster Than Expected

20 August 2010 Scientists studying coral reefs off northwestern Indonesia say coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at one of the fastest rates ever. The cause, they say is a dramatic rise in water temperature and they warn the threat extends to other reefs across Asia. Marine …

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Scientists Help Create First Frozen Repository for Hawaiian Coral

20 Aug 2010 WASHINGTON, DC.- Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the c at Manoa have created the first frozen bank for Hawaiian corals in an attempt to protect them from extinction and to preserve their diversity in Hawaii. Mary Hagedorn, an adjunct …

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Coral bleaching is a big concern for the Malaysia’s dive destinations

Coral bleaching is a big concern for the country’s dive destinations right now, with 12 sites closed till October. How do we protect the reefs while making sure business is not badly affected? The hot news recently has been the alarming rise of coral bleaching which led to the closure …