CITES Marine Fish Workshop opens in Australia

The global ornamental aquatics industry is making its pitch this week at a special workshop taking place in Brisbane, Australia (7 to 10 May) for its proposal on how the international community can support the marine fish species most in need of conservation. Trade representatives are joining NGOs, exporting countries and Government representatives in aRead More

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People Power Reveals Seahorse Secrets

Researchers from Project Seahorse, a marine conservation team based at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the University of British Columbia (UBC), have identified and reviewed new findings related to 35 of the 46 seahorse species found around the globe, all of them posted by citizen scientists using the team’s iSeahorse program. The program allows membersRead More

New Wrasse Discovered At Remote Revillagigedos

During an expedition to the remote islands of the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Mexico’s Pacific coast, a team of scientists have discovered a new species of Halichoeres wrasse that is likely endemic to the remote location. The researchers described the new species, dubbed Halichoeres sanchezi or the tailspot wrasse, in a paper published Feb. 28 in the journal PeerJ. The species was namedRead More

Issue 104 FEBRUARY 2024

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Substances Exuded By Stressed Corals Compound The Matter

Published in the journal Communications Biology, research led by the University of Hawai’i (UH) at Mānoa and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) has revealed that when coral bleaching occurs, corals release unique organic compounds into the surrounding water that not only promote bacterial growth overall, but select for opportunistic bacteria that may furtherRead More

Scientist Give Endangered Fish A Helping Hand

In an effort to help protect a struggling species from warming seas, human-caused habitat changes and ravenous urchins, scientists have collected 25 extremely rare Red Handfish from the ocean off Australia. Only about 100 are left in the wild, living in a small section of reef off southeast Tasmania. At around 8cm centimetres in length,Read More

Could Green Hydrogen Save Suffocating Oceans?

It is estimated that, as a result of climate change, warming temperatures and an increase in nutrient density, oceans have lost about 2% of dissolved oxygen since the 1950s. Expected to increase by 4% by 2100, this loss rate can be more intense in some locations, such as coastal regions, posing a serious threat to biodiversity.Read More

Poked! Envenomation by Fish in the Marine Aquarium

For all the times that the aquarium hobby is cited for its ability to put the mind at ease, there are certainly a number of hidden surprises that can have quite the opposite effect. Those of the biological nature – an offensive by the animals we care for – tend to catch us off guardRead More