UM Issue 1 :: Free PDF

UltraMarine Magazine Issue 1 Cover

When we published our 50th issue, we promised to make a PDF copy of UltraMarine Magazine Issue 1 available for download*, so here it is! It would make us very happy if you chose to post a link on Facebook, Tweet your followers, etc., but there are no catches – you don’t need to signRead More

Giesemann Futura-S Promotion

Offering one of the highest output to power consumption ratios, combined with massive coverage vs financial outlay compared to alternate systems, the FUTURA-S series from Giesemann is claimed to deliver one of the most stunning and advanced LED lighting solutions available to the discerning aquarist. Share:FacebookTwitteremail

Corals and Fish Avoid Bad Reefs

A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology led by Dr Danielle Dixson has found that both young corals and young fish can sense the difference between depleted and healthy coral reefs, and head for the “healthy” areas rather than over-fished areas that have been invaded by seaweed. This fascinating research, published in Science, featuresRead More


There has been a story about jellyfish in the UK national press and television this week — and for once, it was not of the lurid “plague of jellyfish” variety. The Guardian newspaper and BBC television websites carried the story in some detail, and included some brilliant video footage of a giant barrel jelly, measuringRead More

Marine Protected Zones :: Doubling Reserves

The BBC reported 17 June that the United States is to create the largest marine protected area in the world in the middle of the Pacific. The report says an existing area known as the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will be extended to create the new area, and “fishing and drilling would beRead More

Fish Updates from the Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has re-launched its popular sustainable seafood website – to make it easier for fish buyers, restaurateurs and the public to ensure they are buying and serving fish from the most sustainable sources. MCS, the UK’s leading marine charity, has improved the functionality of the website which operates alongside updatedRead More

Get Behind the #HandsOffMyHobby Campaign!

A special #handsoffmyhobby campaign has been launched to get passionate marine and tropical aquarists to shout about what they love about keeping fish. The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) is warning that popular tropical marine and freshwater fish, corals and invertebrates could be under threat if a European lobbying group for animals is successful inRead More

EcoTech Marine, AquaIllumination Join Forces

“Today is an exciting day for EcoTech Marine,” the company said February 24 as it announced its merger with AquaIllumination (C2 Development, Inc.) Even more meaningful, according to EcoTech, is what that news means for its customers, the most important part of its business. EcoTech’s partnership with AquaIllumination will provide “endless opportunities for development andRead More

BBC Features Eco-work on Thailand’s Coral Reefs

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Travel Show has featured efforts made by a volunteer group in Phuket, Thailand to clean up local coral reefs. Go Eco Phuket is a group of caring divers, community members, local businesses, local government, and local dive centres in Phuket Thailand committed to working together to protect our marine resources,Read More