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Two Days Left for Reef Savvy St. Jude Fundraiser

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Reef Savvy 100G 4 sides low iron, Red Bottom Rimless Reef Ready Aquarium.

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Reefs In Art: Intricately Tangled Driftwood Sculptures From Tony Fredriksson

Shark Anatomy Reefs In Art: Intricately Tangled Driftwood Sculptures From Tony Fredriksson How cool is that damn shark?! So wood has long been used as a medium in sculpture carving, dating back to Ancient Egypt when delicately carved panels lined the tomb of Hosul Egypt, at Sakkarah. To this day, there are some really mind-blowing pieces of work with unfathomable amounts of detail to be found around the world. What’s particularly notable about the driftwood sculptures of Tony Fredriksson is their seemingly mesmerizing raw form and almost haunting presence. Utilizing the driftwood’s organic shape, Fredriksson brings knotted, twisted beach-washed limbs to life in the form of humans, birds, mammals, insects and, of course, sea life. … More:

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Aquarium Disposal King

reefs.comZia 300x245 Aquarium Disposal KingEver been so angry with an event in your aquarium that you were ready to throw it out the window? Or smack it with a hammer? Username “Zia” takes the cake on the most creative and brutal way of disposing of an aquarium I’ve ever seen…… More:

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Designs From The Abyss – Nothing Wrong With A Little Cephalo-Bling

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It may seem like a pretty niche market, but with all the Steampunk trends rapidly gaining popularity over the past few years, one could imagine this would end up being pretty sought-after.… More:

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Reefs In Art: Fantastically Bizarre, Twisted Edition

David Choe has used UV spray paint on a black surface to create the appearance of glowing underwater creatures in this surrealist street art painting Reefs In Art: Fantastically Bizarre, Twisted Edition So I’m in a mood today, something I have the habit of getting into, the kind that had me itching to do a “Reefs In Art” post as it’s been a while. But I wanted to look for something a bit more offbeat than usual, which brings me to this – a wild, surrealist street-art painting depicting a “bird” (dude in a bird costume?), ninja turtle (?) and a portly percussionist hitching a ride on a fish eating a girl with an octopus on her head, trailed by some shimmery jellyfish. Right up my alley.… More:

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This Is Why I Love Technology – The Reactive Reef Project

tamaki 4 This Is Why I Love Technology   The Reactive Reef ProjectOne of many reasons, that is. Somewhere around Ofu Island in American Samoa, during the torrid days of the 2013 summer, an interdisciplinary coral reef imaging and mapping project was underway. The results were striking. Vivid, gorgeous panoramic images of what vibrant life flourishes beneath the surface.More:

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Somewhere Along the Western Coast of Nassau, Bahamas, a Girl Carries The Weight of the Ocean on Her Shoulders

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This Rainbow Plate Coral is Beyond Psychedelic

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