The PBS program “Poisoned Waters” provides evidence of the degree to which human development and other activities threaten our aquatic heritage.
Specimens of Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus, the vermiculated sailfin pleco, have been collected from South African rivers, so the government of South Africa is considering legislation aimed at controlling invasive organisms, including fish.
The aquarium trade remains in focus as a contributor to reef degradation. The issues, therefore, remain much as they were a decade ago. Rather than being seen as a tool for education about reefs and reef conservation, the aquarium trade is seen as part of the problem.
During tough economic times, does the aquarium industry find itself struggling, or flourishing?
John Tullock introduces us to three species of Logperches, discussing the concept of using a common species as a breeding surrogate to devise propagation techniques prior to working with a related rare or endangered species.