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Demystifying Nutrients in your reef aquarium

For much of the last two decades in the reef aquarium hobby, the rule of thumb for nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4) has been to keep them as low as possible. One often hears that they should be “undetectable,” i.e. measure zero with a hobbyist test kit. Until...

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Florida Finally Getting Settlement Money From 2010 Oil Spill

Florida Finally Getting Settlement Money From 2010 Oil Spill

It has been a long time coming for residents and business owners in the panhandle of Florida. Governor Rick Scott just signed a bill to distribute the money handed over from BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill back in 2010. It has been seven long years of waiting...

Protection Coming for South Florida Reefs!

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The Reefs for South Florida are Dying In just 2 years time, there have been 21 out of the total of 35 species of coral in South Florida that have just disappeared. There are multiple causes for this, greater acidity in the ocean, disease, overfishing, pollution,...

Coral Morphologic: Coral inspired fashion for all

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Roboray to be the new coral conservation hero

Roboray to be the new coral conservation hero

New technologies, such as Drones, are definitely making their mark on the future both above the ocean’s surface, and underwater. The latest subaquatic technology includes a “chameleon” drone that is here to change the future of coral reef ecosystems. Its name is...