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Tank Journal: Update and Tech Specs

So I thought I’d give an update on how my little pico reef is progressing. I also thought I’d use this oppurtunity to include some technical specs about the kind of filtration and… Continue reading

Divers Rescue Frogfish in Peril

To cheer everyone up on this Monday morning I thought I’d share this heartwarming video. Every so often I come across these rescue type videos of divers helping out our sea dwelling friends… Continue reading

Keeping Track of Lydia, the 2000 lb Great White

I recently came across the OCEARCH research organisation whilst searching the web, and it peaked my interest so much that I thought I would share it on here.

The Wisdom of Elders in Orca Pods

Orcas are one of only two species other than humans in which females live for many more years following the onset of menopause. Evolutionarily speaking, it doesn’t really make sense for animals to… Continue reading

Goblin Shark Caught off Australian Coast

Goblin sharks are perhaps not the first species that comes to mind when you think about the creatures of the ocean. These unusual beasties are not as easy on the eye as some of… Continue reading

The Perplexing Problem of the Pulsing Xenia

The mysteries surrounding the pulsing of the much loved soft corals belonging to family Xeniidae is something that has intrigued me ever since I first got into this hobby. From reading many peoples… Continue reading

Sneaky Octopus Takes to Land to Snatch Lunch

Octopus have long been heralded as amazing creatures. Capable of stunning camouflage and problem solving skills that demonstrate that they are in a class of their own in the invertebrate world. Still, you… Continue reading

Incredible Time-lapse Shows Off the Secret World of Corals

Lets be honest, corals can appear a little stagnant to the naked eye. I’ve often had guests over wondering if my reef was in fact full of fakes! As we hobbyist know, sitting… Continue reading

Underwater Photographer of the Year, 2015 Yearbook

The Underwater Photographer of the Year (UYP) is a new for 2015 set of awards. It has been brought in to address the lack of underwater photography prizes in Britain since the closure… Continue reading

Tank Journal: My Pico Reef

My first foray into the marine world came in the form of a little pico tank. Both cost and space forced my hand into starting with such a small set-up, but I was… Continue reading