News & Notes

Federal Legislation Threatens Pets, Zoos, Aquariums, and Biomedical Research

Proposed revisions to the Lacey Act have passed in the House, are headed to the Senate, and could bring the entire pet trade and hobby to a grinding halt.

04 Feb 2:41 PM 27 Read More...

The Pet Industry Needs Your Help!

Proposed new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives could institute white lists of approved species, ban interstate transport of any species not on the white list, and create extensive new “emergency powers” for the USFWS.

02 Feb 4:41 PM 2 Read More...

Massive, Pristine Reef Discovered Off Tourist Island of Tahiti

The previously undocumented coral reef is reported to be in “pristine” condition and has remained surprisingly healthy despite recent coral bleaching events in the region.

28 Jan 2:07 PM 0 Read More...

Fish May Be Key to Controlling Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish Populations

Research by scientists at the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) discover that food fishery harvest may negatively impact the abundance of coral-eating Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, a “major contributor to coral loss when found in large numbers.”

14 Jan 3:05 PM 1 Read More...

The Aquatics Industry that Artemia Built

In a retrospective look at Brine Shrimp spanning nearly a century, Jason Oneppo looks at the industry that Artemia built, as San Francisco Bay Brand Celebrated 50 Years: 1968–2018. First published in both CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazine, September/October 2018.

06 Jan 2:49 PM 1 Read More...