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Forging a Better Future For Coral Reefs

Forging a Better Future For Coral Reefs

  • Brennen Lahn
  • 5 months ago

Reef aquariums have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Whether it’s the technology behind them or the plethora of information continuing to enter the hobby. We all want to create an aquarium that can give viewers a glimpse into what a thriving natural coral reef looks like. While general interest […]


Join Marine Depot in recovering plastic from the Ocean by simply using OceanHero Search Engine.

Join Marine Depot in recovering plastic from the Ocean by simply using OceanHero Search Engine.

  • MetroKat
  • Sep 22, 2020

What does a search engine have to do with cleaning the Ocean of plastic? OceanHero is a search engine that uses your internet searches and works towards the goal of cleaning plastic from the ocean. It costs you nothing, they are not asking for a donation. Their business model is simple and is based upon […]


Asian Hillstream loaches can walk on all four limbs on land

Asian Hillstream loaches can walk on all four limbs on land

  • Jeremy Gay
  • Sep 13, 2020

A recent study has found that some Asian Hillstream loaches have the ability to walk on their fins. There are several well-known “walking fish” including the aptly named Walking Catfish and Climbing Perch, although those species use much more of a swimming motion when crossing land, only gaining grip with their pectoral fins in the […]





New species of stingray described from the tropical South-Western Atlantic

New species of stingray described from the tropical South-Western Atlantic

  • Jeremy Gay
  • Aug 17, 2020

We asked ichthyologist Flavia F Petean Ph.D. about Hypanus berthalutzae, and the women’s rights campaigner it’s named after. Was the species previously known or mistaken as something else (another already described species,) before you described it? It used to be the widely distributed species Hypanus americanus, which was thought to occur from New Jersey (USA) […]


Video: Watch how Parrotfish protect coral reefs

Video: Watch how Parrotfish protect coral reefs

  • Jeremy Gay
  • Aug 12, 2020

If there’s one cool thing to know about reef life, it’s how everything has its niche and everything is interconnected. Pristine coral reefs are perfectly balanced ecosystems where every organism contributes and every action is counterbalanced by a reaction. Remove one part of that three dimensional jigsaw and the reef goes out of balance, favouring […]


Tiny new shrimp goby species found in Papua New Guinea

Tiny new shrimp goby species found in Papua New Guinea

  • Jeremy Gay
  • Aug 4, 2020

A new species of shrimp goby just an inch long has been discovered and described from Papua New Guinea. Named Vanderhorstia vandersteene, it’s named in honor of two underwater photographers, Rob Vanderloos and Roger Steene, and the species was described by Gerald Allen, Mark Erdmann, and William Brooks.  The goby comes from the East Cape […]



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