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Coral Smuggler Jailed In Manchester
A man who tried to smuggle more than 700 rare and endangered corals and clams into the UK has been jailed.
Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill
A gluttonous predator is power-eating its way through reefs from New York to Venezuela. It's the lionfish.
And although researchers are coming up with new ways to protect some reefs from the flamboyant maroon-striped fish, they have no hope of stopping its unparalleled invasion.
Lad Akins has scuba dived in the vibrant reefs of the Bahamas for many years. But when he returned a couple years ago, he saw almost no fish smaller than his hand.
Great News for Sharks.
A group of 23 luxury hotels have pledged to ban shark fin soup, as part of a campaign to halt the decline of shark populations.
The Salty Box Supports the Big Fish Campaign
The Salty Box is Officially Supporting the Big Fish Campaign. Read more to find out what its all about and how you can help.
Extinct Hermit Crab Found Alive!!
A submarine dive discovered a species of hermit crab that was previously only known through dead, dried specimens procured more than a century ago.
Air Pollution Stunts Coral Growth
We are used to hearing about the threats that coral reefs face from ocean acidification and warming, but now, a potential new threat from air borne particles has been uncovered, placing even greater pressures on our already depleted reefs.
Marine debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami is still washing up on distant shores. Last month (two years and ten days after the tsunami), a Japanese fishing skiff finally came ashore 5,000 miles away on a Washingon State beach. To scientists' surprise, a single reef fish survived the two year boat-ride!
Panta Rhei Announce New Pump for the Home Aquarium
Panta Rhei have become well known for their suberb Hydro wizard pumps. Designed to shift huge amounts of water for the very large home or public aquarium, Panta Rhei are now looking towards the hobbyist market, with smaller models available. The latest of which is the Hydrojet 18,000lt an hour centrifugal pump.
South Yorkshire fish food manufacturer New Era nets its first business award!
New Era Aquaculture, the Thorne-based company revolutionising the fish food market, is celebrating its first business award, confident that it may not be its last!
Aquatics Live 2012
Building on the success of its launch and now in its second year, Aquatics Live is moving to a bigger and better location at London Olympia.