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Marion Camusard
December 12, 2023
Conservation

The Significance of Identifying Eagle Rays Through Their “Fingerprints”

Those animals just look like magnificent birds underwater. They are graceful, majestic and shy at the same time. But they have one common thing with us: their "fingerprints". Theirs are situated on their back. Even if in English they are called “eagle”, in some other countries, they have different names, like “leopard” in France or even “painted back” in Ecuador. Their specific black and white pattern is unique to each specimen.

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Ana M. Lopez
December 18, 2023
Reef Aquariums

Tips for Selecting the Right Fish and Invertebrates for a Natural Reef Ecosystem

When it comes to creating a natural reef ecosystem, understanding the delicate balance of this unique environment is crucial. A diverse reef tank is not just visually appealing, but it also contributes to the overall health and stability of the ecosystem.

Fish, invertebrates, and corals in a reef ecosystem form a complex web of interactions. Certain fish species may rely on specific invertebrates for food, while others...

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Ana M. Lopez
Julie Maurer
September 7, 2023
Marine Science

Assessing the Impacts of Derelict Fishing Gear

Marine debris is a complicated global problem, but it is an important one that must be addressed to increase the sustainability of global fisheries. One of the most harmful types of marine debris is derelict fishing gear (lost or discarded), which threatens marine life and seafloor habitats like coral reefs since traps and nets can continue to catch fish and other marine life long after they have been discarded.


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Julie Maurer
Ricardo González-Muñoz
July 31, 2023
Marine Science

The Spotted Shrimp and its fascinating symbiotic interactions with sea anemones and reef fishes.

Periclimenes yucatanicus, commonly known as the Spotted shrimp, is one of the fascinating species of marine invertebrates that inhabit the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico in the Western Atlantic. This small crustacean, measuring only about 3 cm in length, belongs to the select group of reef shrimps known for their role as cleaners of fishes that inhabit coral reefs. Cleaner shrimps, along with certain...

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Ricardo González-Muñoz
Ana M. Lopez
July 24, 2023
Reef Aquariums

Natural Saltwater vs. Salt Mix: Which is Right for Your Reef Tank?

Saltwater is an important part of keeping your aquarium healthy. It doesn't matter if you have a fish-only tank or a reef tank, it's crucial to understand the differences between natural saltwater and salt mix. This knowledge will help ensure the well-being of your aquatic pets. While some people may think that natural saltwater from the ocean is the best choice, many aquarium owners prefer to use salt mix

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Ana M. Lopez
Jorge Arturo Vargas-Abúndez
July 6, 2023
Marine Science

Exploring the Nutritional Benefits of Amphipods for Optimal Growth in Commercial and Ornamental Fish

Feeding aquarium fish often involves using artificial feeds made from marine ingredients like fishmeal and fish oil. These ingredients are very nutritious for most saltwater fish. However, they are expensive and becoming scarcer worldwide. As a result, fish foods often include cheaper and more easily available ingredients from land, such as soy flour, lentils, and vegetable oils. But these ingredients are not a natural food...

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Jorge Arturo Vargas-Abúndez
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Hawaiian fish: Senate Bill 505 defeated

The State of Hawaii Bill calling to prohibit the harvesting of aquatic life for commercial aquarium purposes was voted down by one of the committees. Bill 505 was the latest significant hurdle serving to prevent the capture of Hawaiian saltwater.

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Hawaiian fish: Senate Bill 505 defeated

The State of Hawaii Bill calling to prohibit the harvesting of aquatic life for commercial aquarium purposes was voted down by one of the committees. Bill 505 was the latest significant hurdle serving to prevent the capture of Hawaiian saltwater.

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Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

The State of Hawaii Bill calling to prohibit the harvesting of aquatic life for commercial aquarium purposes was voted down by one of the committees. Bill 505 was the latest significant hurdle serving to prevent the capture of Hawaiian saltwater.