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Cichlid Food Recipes

Thaw the shrimps and peas, leaving them slightly frozen.<p>Place them in a blender or mincer and grind them to a fine paste.<br>• Place the mixture in a bowl …

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Aquarium Lighting: Building a LED Fixture: How We Did It

In our previous article we considered theoretical aspects of reef lighting, such as the light spectrum and intensity required for growing corals and …

NOAA study uses latest technology to compute updated Washington Monument height

Warm ocean temperatures may mean major coral bleaching<p>February 17, 2015<p>NOAA Coral Reef Watch’s newly-released four-month bleaching outlook indicates …

White-band disease, culprit in disappearing reefs, driven by rising temperatures

Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. …

Here's What Burning Fossil Fuels Is Doing to the World's Oceans | VICE News

<i>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</i><p>Burning fossil fuels doesn't only impact the atmosphere; it is also changing the world's oceans. About a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans ends up in the seas, which causes them to become …

Feds release recovery plan for elkhorn and staghorn corals

Federal officials today released a recovery plan for threatened elkhorn and staghorn corals.<p>The plan by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Microbeads From Facewash And Toothpaste Could Starve Coral, New Study Suggests

Microbeads might work to scrub us clean, but the tiny pieces of plastic found in some face wash, soap and toothpaste products can wreak havoc on coral, new research suggests.<p>Researchers with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have …

A teenager's dream to save the world's coral reefs through citizen science

REEFQUEST<p>A 16-year-old and his passion for the world's reefs<p>By Lauren Drell<p>REEFQUEST<p>A 16-year-old and his passion for the world's reefs<p>By Lauren Drell<p>…

Human Impacts Changing Coral Reef Structures

There is a growing consensus among scientists of all stripes that we have entered the age of the Anthropocene, or the epoch of humans. In other …

This innocuous-looking reef fish is actually a vicious killer

Behold the dusky dottyback, con artist of the coral reef.<p>Bright, lithe and no longer than your index finger, these Australian reef-dwelling fish may look innocent. But they are actually lethal predators and masters of the art of disguise. Capable of changing color to resemble the types of fish they …

South Pacific coral hit by warmer waters

The corals of the South Pacific have been ravaged by bleaching, according to US government scientists.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said a global die-off was increasingly likely with the return of El Niño conditions.<p>The warmth that caused an unprecedented die-off in the …

Study provides detailed projections of coral bleaching

While research shows that nearly all coral reef locations in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico will experience bleaching by mid-century, a new study …

Controversial mine threatens Indonesian dive mecca

Bangka is a tiny 48 sq km island situated just off the northern tip of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia in the heart of the Coral Triangle. It’s just 30km from Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province. Bangka borders a marine park that protects two world famous dive sites, Bunaken and Lembeh, …

Fish Populations are Reduced by 78 Percent in Hawaii Due to Human Impacts

Most people are aware that humans have a large impact on coral reefs. But what exactly is the extent of this impact? Scientists have taken a closer …

Great Barrier Reef Can Be Saved

Just after recent research warned that the world's most iconic ecosystems, including the Great Barrier Reef, may collapse under climate change, a new …

Study: Climate change will hit some Florida reefs sooner than expected, might trigger annual bleaching

Parts of Florida’s vast coral reefs, including a pristine tract in the Dry Tortugas, might get seared by climate change as early as 2030 — about a …