Great Barrier Reef Threatened by CoT Starfish

The Science and Environment section of the BBC website has featured the threat posed to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) by an “explosion” of Crown of Thorns (CoT) starfish, allegedly fueled by excess nutrients in the water caused by runoff from agriculture such as sugar cane farming. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209 [Photo Jon Hanson/Wikimedia Creative Commons] Share:FacebookTwitteremail

‘Spooktastic’ at The Deep

Wolf Eef

Enjoy a whole host of ‘spooktastic’ goings on this October half term (27th October to 4th November) at Hull’s award winning submarium. Throughout the ‘Hulloween’ week, we will be running a packed series of events, with something designed for all ages. Take part in our skull trail and look out for some of our scariestRead More

Myths and Legends of the Ocean

The Deep, Hull, UK

Uncover the myths and legends of the oceans this half term at Hull’s award-winning submarium, The Deep (Saturday 15th February – Sunday 2nd March) Escape the cold, wet weather this half term and enjoy a whole host of fun family activities including our interactive daily presentations at the Endless Grotto (11.30am, 1pm and 3pm) whereRead More

Myths and Legends of the Ocean

Uncover the myths and legends of the oceans this half term at Hull’s award-winning submarium, The Deep (Saturday 15th February – Sunday 2nd March) Escape the cold, wet weather this half term and enjoy a whole host of fun family activities including our interactive daily presentations at the Endless Grotto (11.30am, 1pm and 3pm) whereRead More

Sleeping Beauty

Have you ever wondered what your ‘sand sleeping’ wrasse might be doing on a night?  This might help. Reader Derek Gillespie got in touch to share this picture of his Peacock Wrasse that was sleeping in the substrate right next to the front glass of his  tank. Share:FacebookTwitteremail

Aquatic Trade Body Backs UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Campaign

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) Chief Executive will attend a reception at the Natural History Museum 12 February hosted by The Rt Hon William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Rt Hon Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which launches an international conference on illegal wildlifeRead More

SAIA Success

The Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association (SAIA) says it is ending 2013 with celebrations: after 10 years of a convoluted and politically complex process, with heated debates and severe opposition, the West Hawaii Rules Package was signed into law by the Governor recently. While West Hawaii has now an adequately managed aquarium fishery, SAIA says “WeRead More