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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
June 22, 2023
Reef Aquariums

The Importance of Proper Aquarium Water Temperature for Fish Health

Many animals need a particular body temperature to stay alive. However, severe temperatures can pose a threat to their lives.When the temperature drops too low, water inside their bodies can freeze, leading to damage of their cells. Even worse, if ice crystals form within a cell, they can break the cell membranes, causing even more harm. On the other hand, when temperatures rise too high, the cellular proteins...

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Ana M. Lopez
June 12, 2023
Reef Aquariums

Beautiful and Beginner-Friendly Saltwater Fish for Your Aquarium. Part 2

Not all saltwater fish are ideal for beginners to keep in their aquariums. However, there are some beautiful species that are perfect for those who are new to saltwater fish keeping. In the second installment of our series, we'll be exploring more beginner-friendly options to add to your aquarium. Whether you're looking to add vibrant colors or unique patterns to your tank, there are plenty of options available that won't...

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Alberto González
June 8, 2023
Marine Science

Argo Observations: A Key Component in Climate Change Research

Global warming refers to the gradual increase in the Earth's surface temperature that has been observed since the pre-industrial period (between1850 and 1900). This phenomenon is primarily caused by human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels, which increases the levels of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere...

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Julieta Maldonado
May 24, 2023
Marine Science

Long-Spined Sea Urchin: The Unsung Hero of Healthy Coral Reef Ecosystems

During the 1970s, if you swam, snorkeled, or dove in the Caribbean, it was common to find numerous reefs with colorful structures of various shapes. These structures, made of calcium carbonate, are nothing more than some of the longest-lived animals on our planet: corals. Some corals even began to form over 50 million years ago. The spectacular shades of color that we see when looking at a coral are...

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Ana M. López
May 21, 2023
Reef Aquariums

Beautiful and Beginner-Friendly Saltwater Fish for Your Aquarium. Part 1

Setting up a saltwater aquarium can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging, especially when it comes to choosing the right fish. Lucky for you, we've done the research and have put together a list of the top easiest care saltwater fish for your aquarium. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced aquarist, these fish are sure to add a splash of color and personality to your tank. So, let's explore your options and find…

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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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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.