- published: 07 Oct 2013
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One of our White Porcelain Crabs filtering away while hanging out in a bubble-tip anenome! Probably the most interesting thing about these crabs is their maxillipeds (The Fan-like appendage), which they use to filter foods right out of the water column!
Stand is starting to come along nicely!
A large container ship stuck on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is leaking oil. Maritime New Zealand said on Thursday the leak appeared to be intermittent and coming from damaged pipes rather than from fuel tanks. It added the extent of the spillage was hard to assess given the extensive damage to the vessel. The 775-foot (236-metre) Liberia-flagged Rena struck the Astrolabe Reef, about 12 nautical miles from Tauranga Harbour, early on Wednesday. It has been floundering there since. Maritime New Zealand said the 25 crew on board of the Rena were safe and trying to stop more oil from leaking. The agency added that so far, four seabirds had died in the oil slick, which extends about three miles (five kilometres) from the ship. RT on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com RT on Facebook ...
Juvenile firemouth cichlids
The Yorke Peninsula Shellfish Reef is the first shellfish restoration reef of its kind in South Australia and will contribute to a healthier marine environment and improved recreational fishing opportunities. The four-hectare site was constructed by Maritime Constructions, using 60 custom made concrete structures and more than 800 tonnes of limestone. The reef will open to recreational fishers in late August.
Just a quick video of one of our coral beds.
In preparation for a move into a new aquarium setup, I've brought my Black Ice Snowflake Clowns into Maritime Reef to hang out for a few weeks while I get everything ready to go in the new tank setup. Eventually, we do intend to breed this pair, but not until we have our clownfish breeding program up and running and stable. Our goal is to make these outstanding clownfish more accesible to other salt water tank fans.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy underwater mapping of a northern coral reef. Called cup or stone coral - often cited as Astrangia danae - it is now classified as Astrangia poculata. The high flows that feed the reef cause this turbidity. It is a 'reef' as in a challenge to navigation. They do not build coral "reefs" - just round cups. Underwater photography by Nikki Shattuck, marine scientist at the Coastal America Foundation, onboard the R/V Teleost.
This is one of the freshwater grow tanks for plants at the shop. We have several species of plants in this tank atm, however once the other plant tanks are ready, we will most likely keep 3-5 species of plants per tank. This tank does have livestock, currently we have 6 German Blue Rams (We will be breeding these) as well as 2 Zebra Loaches. Suspended above the tank is a 30W 6000-7000K LED
Its still very much a work in progress, however here is the current stocking: 1x Comp Grade Snakeskin Discus 20x Galaxy Rasbora (Celestial Pearl Danio) 15x Rummynose Tetra 10x Columbian Tetra 5x Glolight Tetra 10x German Blue Rams 2x Synodontis Eupterus 5x Corydoras (Peppered and Panda) 6x Neon Tetras we will be adding additional discus, rasboras and tetras in the near future, as well as some additional small catfish species
The tank is about 3 weeks in... we cycled with a green reef chromis, and have introduced a mature lunar wrasse so far, the Blue Jaw Trigger (Male) is being introduced later today, then next week the Moorish Idol hopefully as well as Sohal Tang...
Please join us on our trip to the Noble Maritime Museum, where we talked with curator Megan Beck about Katherine Walker, Lighthouse Keeper at the Robbins Reef Lighthouse. She kept the light burning at all times. To learn more, please watch our video or visit "Robbins Reef: A Home in the Harbor" an exhibition at the Noble Maritime Collection through 2017. -Gregory Perosi and Eddy Gregory for Life-Wire News Service. Additional footage provided by Michael McWeeney with permission from Michael McWeeney and the Noble Maritime Collection. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnUi... Life-Wire News Service: https://lifewirenewsservice.wordpress... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifeWireNews... Twitter: https://twitter.com/LifeWireNewsSvc
Heres a short video of what is currently available at maritime reef. New items are the beautiful clams, mini maxi carpets, and lots more.