The recent New York Times article which reports and discusses the paper “Crawling to Collapse: Ecologically Unsound Ornamental Invertebrate Fisheries”, published in the online journal, PloS ONE, highlights a disturbing trend in “science,” whereby the authors are allowed, if not encouraged, to pass off an opinion as if it were a scientific fact and publish these “facts” in a manner typical of advocacy and not science.
In a highly engaging event recently staged by CORAL and its partners, Tyler and Madeline Dawson of the Pet Advantage in Burlington, Vermont, several fascinating trends emerged.
The ‘conglomerate’ or ‘garden’ reef aquarium, with many coral species being crammed into a reef aquarium, cannot possibly replicate the ideal habitat for such a variety of animals.
The cover subject of the much-anticipated March/April issue of CORAL is a definitive look at Large-Polyp Stony Corals with an incredible array of images from the wild, as well in the aquarium.
Many of us use FishBase for their maximum size records…I had a strong feeling that many fish do not grow as large in captivity as they can in the wild.