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Long Island Collecting Log: Deepwater squirrelfish makes a rare appearance

IMG 8325sm Long Island Collecting Log: Deepwater squirrelfish makes a rare appearance

Sargocentron bullisi, the Deepwater Squirrelfish. Caught in Southampton, NY

 Although it is not uncommon for the squirrelfish, Holocentrus adscensionis to show up in Long Island waters as a tropical stray, the deepwater squirrelfish, Sargocentron bullisi is a far less frequent visitor.… More:
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New Aquatic Works Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

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Keng Lye is a world apart when it comes to art. Lye carefully layers paint within layers of clear resin to create these one of a kind masterpieces. Over the last year Lye has moved from bowl pieces to bags and plastic containers. Making it not only easier to view his handmade creatures but they are even more realistic. Check out Keng Lye’s Facebook to see other works and future projects. 

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Rare Two-Faced Chimera Maxima Clam at Pacific East Aquaculture

 Once in a blue moon do you get to see a Maxima with coloration like this. Pacific East Aquacultures Two-Faced Maxima is a one in a million clam for sure. This wild specimen is from French Polynesia. I’ve seen only a handful on the wholesale side. AquaNerd covered PAE’s last showstopper Two-Faced Maxima. Of the rare Two-Faced Maxima’s, ReefKoi’s had to been my favorite.… More:

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Jellyfish and Octopus Murals Spotted in Tunisia.

Screen Shot 2014 08 01 at 1.53.25 PM Jellyfish and Octopus Murals Spotted in Tunisia.Colossal never seems to fail at offering me a healthy dose of “Reefs in Art” (recall those incredible “Changing Seas” displays at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY?) and today was no different. Check out these insanely cool murals in Djerba, Tunisia by Dutch street artist ROA, who took advantage of the buildings’ domed architecture in the best way possible! While not all are ocean-themed, they’re all pretty damn stunning. I’d love to be able to see these in person, I get the feeling these photos don’t quite do the murals justice. More of his work can be seen at Djerbahood. Screen Shot 2014 08 01 at 1.53.29 PM Jellyfish and Octopus Murals Spotted in Tunisia.More:

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Hey, Suppliers, You Should Package Everything With This!

Goldfish bubble Hey, Suppliers, You Should Package Everything With This!Ok, so it’s actually just a concept right now, but I know I’d definitely use this amazing bubble wrap on everything I ship – work related or not! Japan-based designer Daisuke Akiyama (feel free to click the link, however, it’s all in Japanese) filled the bubbles with tiny goldfish replicas, creating the illusion of tiny, adorable fish bowls in an effort to deter people from the addictive act of popping the bubbles. I’m not sure what exactly he’d be trying to accomplish with that goal – but my guess would be to prolong the life of the packaging, thus making it reusable and reducing waste. Whatever his reasoning, it’s ridiculously cute. He’s  marketing the idea to manufacturers, but I think he should throw the idea our way – I know at least a few people who would bite the bait. (via: Spoon & Tomago)  … More:

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They’re baaaack! Lionfish return to New York

IMG 8000sm Theyre baaaack! Lionfish return to New York What can it mean that after a complete absence of lionfish around Long Island, New York, for the last three years, they have suddenly reappeared?… More:

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Ultra Coral Australia Lands Incredible Hammer Coral

reefs.comEuphyTri2 300x200 Ultra Coral Australia Lands Incredible Hammer CoralIt’s no secret that Ultra Coral Australia collects some of the hottest corals down under; this Euphyllia ancora bares proof. The colony sports all three of what I consider to be the hottest colors a hammer can exhibit, green, yellow and gold!… More:

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Book Review! Dr. Ellen Prager’s “Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime”

seaslime excerpt  Book Review! Dr. Ellen Pragers Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime

Oh yea, it’s just as sexy as it sounds.

So I’ve had this book for a while but never got around to reading it. I picked it up when our local Border’s was going out of business (sniff, rest in peace physical bookstores where you could waste away a day) and they were pretty much giving books away. It jumped out at me right away, “Sex, Drugs”, and Sea Slime”, plus the added bonus of the octopus on the cover, it was a done deal. I skimmed the first few pages and put it back down. This was a book that deserved to be read properly. Over the weekend I finally decided to explore the Slimy Seas the best way possible – on the beach with a stiff drink, inches from the Blue Beast itself.

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