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Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 2

reefthreads1 Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 2 It’s day two and we have so much to talk about. Here’s a just some of what we’re seeing, hearing, and learning. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine More: Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 2More:

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Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1

reefthreads1 Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1 It’s the first day of the Denver MACNA show and we’re reporting what we’re seeing and hearing. Hop you enjoy. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine More: Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1More:

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Shop Spotlight, MACNA Edition- Elite Reef

Elite Reef is jammed packed with unique frags, inverts and quarantined fish. This shop is mainly focused on having healthy livestock at all times. I may be slightly biased since I helped get this shop started. It will always be another home for me. But this shop is a must see for those in town for MACNA. Be sure to see their ridiculous chalices at the Blue Life Booth. 

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Goliath Grouper Eats Shark Whole!

 While fishing off the West Coast of Florida, one fisherman got quite the surprise. While at first the man seem’s very excited to reel in a small black tip shark, the tides quickly turn when another fish quickly comes into the mix to take the catch. Not long after the shark is on the line, does a large fish, what appears to be a Goliath Grouper, come out of nowhere and inhale the shark! The commentary by the fisherman is rather entertaining. The Goliath Grouper is found in shallow warm waters off the coast of Florida and the Caribbean. The fish can reach lengths up to 16 feet and weigh up to 800 pounds. The fish are currently are on the endangered species list. Although its hard to imagine such a large fish being subject to predators, Groupers have been sought after by humans both for their meat and for game fishing, and only recently as the 1980′s have become protected. MOREMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #195

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #195 A tang with attitude.This week’s podcast topics include MACNA, gluing frags, sea smells, frag tanks as displays, and buying high-end equipment. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to meeting people at MACNA and sharing what we see and hear with those who can’t attend. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine More: Reef Threads Podcast #195More:

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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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Florida’s Reefs Go Digital

 I’ve written about it before here, but Google Map, thanks to Catlin Seaview Survey, is coming to an underwater reef near you. Eventually, our reefs will be documented in the same way as our streets are. This is a remarkable feet in being able to capture and study the health of our Ocean’s reef in a level that was not achievable before this technology. Up until now, the camera’s have focused on underwater reefs outside the United States. I am happy to say that a place near to my heart, the Florida Keys, will be the first American Reef to be photographed and available for underwater viewing. MOREMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #194

reefthreads1 Reef Threads Podcast #194

Arm of a basket starfish.This week we talk about something for beginners and something for veterans. The beginner segment is mistakes to a avoid and the veteran segment is what to think about before turning your hobby into a business. We also learn that some people go to reef events carrying their own autograph pen so that they’re at the ready when a signature is requested. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine More: Reef Threads Podcast #194

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