Sponges in coral reefs, less flashy than their coral neighbors but important to the overall health of reefs, are among the earliest animals on the planet. New research from UNH peers into coral reef ecosystems with a novel approach to understanding the complex evolution of sponges and the microbes that live in symbiosis with them. With this “genomic time machine,” researchers can predict aspects of reef and ocean ecosystems through hundreds of millions of years of dramatic evolutionary change.
We first encountered Aqueon’s new 60-gallon breeder aquarium at MASNA’s Aquatic Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Seeing the aquarium, it was a bit of a “Why didn’t they make that sooner?!” type moment.
Through a first-of-its-kind survey, UF/IFAS has shown that tropical fish farmers bring over $172 million in sales to Florida’s economy in 2021.
The new REEFER G2 aquarium systems come with new and improved water management, extra-fortified cabinets & aquariums, a REEF-SPEC ReefMat® ready sump, extended warranty plans, and are available in a huge variety of sizes, to fit any space.
The new ReefLens MKII PRO 7 Lenses Kit from Oceanbox Design, specifically designed for reef aquarium photography, expands the photographic capabilities of many smartphones. The kit includes a universal mount, 3 macro diopters, 3 custom actinic filters, and a circular polarizing filter.