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Reef Threads Podcast #207


Gary (right) joins two BRS members to enjoy the delicious fish goo.

We’re excited to bring you yet another Reef Threads podcast. This week’s subjects are our “Where Do You Listen” contest, the St. Jude/Reef Savvy reef system raffle, Boston Reef Society, Gary eating fish goo, Petco buying Drs. Foster and Smith, and beginner tips. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

St. Jude raffle

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Live Footage of Elusive Anglerfish

 The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has captured video of a deep-sea Anglerfish, which is believed to be the first live footage recorded to date. The video was captured 2000 ft below the sea, using the institute’s remote operated vehicle. Anglerfish, who live deep in the dark and cold sea, are rarely observed up close. Although totally scary looking, the fish is actually less than 4 inches long. You can clearly see the luminescent tip at the end of what is commonly referred to the Anglerfish’s ‘fishing pole’, which is used to lure prey. Pretty useful feature. A great video to learn more about this deep-sea wonder. MOREMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #206


Support St. Jude research and give yourself a chance to win this reef system.

It’s time once again to do the marine-aquarium hobby podcast thing that we do. This week’s subjects are our “Where Do You Listen” contest, the St. Jude/Reef Savvy reef system raffle, women in the hobby, lionfish videos, Ret Talbot’s new series, hobby expense, and mysis shrimp and other frozen foods. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

St. Jude raffle

Spearing lionfish

Ladies fragswapping site

Ret writes

It costs too much

1.5-gal. vase reef

Bulk frozen

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Fish Faces, Caribbean Fish Face Photos

Good morning friends, here’s a few more “fish faces” for your viewing pleasure today that I got yesterday morning right here on our own Substation house reef! Most of you know that for the past year I have been really trying harder than usual to get some fun fish face photos but as it turns out these are the hardest photos I have ever tried to shoot! Why you ask?? Go ahead ask why!! Fish are not prone to look a diver or a potential predator in the face, they just want to flee! I spend most of my dives in hot pursuit and mostly taking tail shots.
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“Spineless” – Susan Middleton Delivers Painstakingly Intimate Imagery of Marine Invertebrates

embedly image 710561b350a816d6ac01078b4a018e955d83f852.jpg.300x0 q85 upscale Spineless   Susan Middleton Delivers Painstakingly Intimate Imagery of Marine InvertebratesNo, this isn’t an Idiot’s Guide to the Coward. In her new book, ‘Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, The Backbone of Life’, San Francisco based photographer Susan Middleton captures more than 250 photographs of the fragile critters across the Pacific Ocean. I received this book early this morning much to my delight, and felt like my 5-year-old self on Christmas tearing through the packaging. The book itself is stunning. And huge (hey, size matters).  What struck me right away once I was able to tear myself away from the adorable Cephalopod-plastered cover art was the forward. The wonder that is Sylvia Earle shares her insight on invertebrates, their significance and, most importantly, the state of our oceans and their contained ecosystems. … More:

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Fish Tank Kings Season 2 Now Avaiable on DVD

Just in time for the Holidays, Season 2 of Fish Tank Kings is now available for purchase via the National Geographic Online Store. With a cast of thousands (of fish)—Fish Tank Kings follows Florida-based custom aquarium specialists Living Color as they use their unparalleled skills, creativity, and teamwork to pull off the most extreme of these tanks, where the drama and pressure of the building process is nowhere as serene as the final product. 1095654 Fish Tank Kings Season 2 Now Avaiable on DVDEpisodes included in the 4 disc box set are: 

  • The Amazing Aqua-Van
  • Big Bowl of Gumbo Limbo
  • Desperate Housetanks
  • Love’s A Beach
  • Turning a New Reef
  • Little Mermaids
  • There’s a Tree in My Tank
  • 14 Tanks and a Shipwreck
  • Shark Tank
  • Secret Crystal Cave Fish
  • The Fish Whisperer
  • Empire Tank Building
  • Jellyfish Jackpot
  • Go Fish!
  • Pufferfish Palace
  • Sweetest Tank on Earth

  MORE http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/dvds/new-dvds/fish-tank-kings-season-two-dvd-r-set… More:

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Sleeping Parrotfish, Parrotfish Cocoon, Parrotfish

Good morning from wet Curacao!! The rains started at around 2:00 this morning and it’s still going, we have very overcast skies at the moment. Aimee took off out the desert early to feed the birds and to see if she could spot her little pigeon she released a few days ago but no “for sure” spotting. I did a fun night dive last night starting at around 8:00 and took the macro lens as my weapon of choice.
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Reef Threads Podcast #205

Support St. Jude research and give yourself a chance to win this reef system.We’re back again, this week to talk about our “Where Do You Listen” contest, the St. Jude/Reef Savvy reef system raffle, keeping sun corals, and five quarantine-tank myths. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine St. Jude raffle Quarantine myths
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