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Use Of Anti-Shark Device On The Rise With Surfers

A rise of recent shark attacks is not stopping swimmers or surfers from getting in the warm waters around the Hawaiian island. In Maui waters last year, there were eight shark attacks. Statewide, there were 14 attacks in 2013. In 2012, there were 11 attacks in Hawaii and three in 2011. 

shark device Use Of Anti Shark Device On The Rise With Surfers

Surfer models the Electronic Shark Defense System, attached to his ankle.

 Although not deterring people from getting in the water,  sales of devices that claim to keep sharks away by emitting an electric pulse have greatly increased. Users strap the devices to their ankles, wet suits or surfboards. Some are about the size of an oversized watch, others the size of a wallet. They range in price from $399 to $649. Some shark experts say the devices may help in some cases, but it’s questionable whether they’ll repel large sharks. MORE

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Unidentified New Reef Fish is Leaked on Facebook

Seagrest Farms of Florida just released photos and video of what could be the latest and greatest, and potentially very expensive, reef fish. Leaked just hours ago this video is creating a lot of buzz as industry professionals scramble to get more details surrounding what looks like a Moorish Idol variant. Check out the drop right here! 

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Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs

58a7Fish Catch Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs
The fate of coral reefs worldwide is now a well-publicized, front-page, six o’clock news crisis. In fact, three marine scientists just published a landmark paper that leads with this daunting proclamation: “Coral reefs are at the brink of a global, system-wide collapse.” Lead author of the paper, Dr. Andrew L. Rhyne: “Ending cyanide fishing and effective trade monitoring are necessary and critical short-term gains for the marine aquarium trade.” Ending cyanide fishing and effective trade monitoring are necessary and critical short-term gains. For those involved in the keeping of marine aquaria, it is logical—perhaps even imperative—to wonder whether or not embattled reef ecosystems can sustain fisheries pressure in addition to all the other stressors they face. Often the heated arguments come down to these two points of contention: 1. Is it possible to harvest live fishes and invertebrates from coral reefs in a sustainable manner? MORE: Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs

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Channel Clinging Crab, Mithrax spinosissimus, Crabs

4fb5Crab in Sponge 457x305 Channel Clinging Crab, Mithrax spinosissimus, CrabsGood morning readers, check out this state of the art GoPro setup just released from our friends at Ikelite!! Everything you see here besides the GoPro is available through Ikelite.  The new 2000 lumen lights are called, “Vega LED Video & Photo Light” they are some of the hands down best lights I have ever used for video and photo to date!! These little rechargeable lights have three power levels and are a complete joy to use not to mention they look like a million bucks! The GoPro is attached to their new custom made red anodized “Steady Tray” and equipped with both the “Quick Release handles” and the “Pistol Grip” as seen here in the above photo that Aimee was using to film this huge Channel Clinging Crab, Mithrax spinosissimus. You can also buy the “Flex Arms” in 1/2 and 3/4 sections which really allows you to create your own customized GoPro Tray and light setup! Here is the link to the other GoPro accessories, and thanks again Ikelite for even more innovative products!! MORE

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30 Yrs On… Indo Marine Trade Is Still A Mess

indopic 300x218 30 Yrs On… Indo Marine Trade Is Still A MessCan the Indonesian Marine Trade ever become sustainable? That’s the question asked in a recent report produced by the Indonesian Nature Foundation and published on the SAIA website. Detailing the complex relationships that exist throughout the various different tiers of the trade, the report makes for compelling reading and is a must-see for hobbyists in our opinion. CLICK HERE to read the report (pdf). More: 30 Yrs On… Indo Marine Trade Is Still A Mess

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Tiger Grouper, Mycteroperca tigris, Sea Basses

69bcTiger Grouper Tiger Grouper, Mycteroperca tigris, Sea BassesGood morning friends, how was your weekend??? I know a bunch of you out there are locked in freezing temps and snow so it would be mean of me to tell you how sunny and beautiful it is here so I won’t even go there! I spent a good part of Saturday getting our car ready for it’s annual inspection which it did not pass last year! Each year here in Curacao you have to take your car to a government run inspection agency and pray your car passes. We just spent the last few months having rust holes repaired, putting new shocks on and doing tons of motor stuff like a new radiator and getting a tune up, so it should pass, it’s there now so cross your fingers! I also spent Saturday building a big outside area for our four little red footed turtles which will soon be in their new bigger MORE

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LED fixture Sicce GNC AM 466 In depth review

2013 10 acquario marino danireef danilo ronchi 103 LED fixture Sicce GNC AM 466 In depth review
After a long journey that began in January 2013 we are finally ready to talk in detail of the LED fixture Sicce GNC AM 466.  MORE

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New Dual Pump Controller on the Way from Jebao

6663Jebao Twinr Controller New Dual Pump Controller on the Way from Jebao Announced earlier this week, Jebao has released a brand new Twins Controller for the unusually popular Jebao WP Series and FS Type next generation pumps. After sorting through the poorly written announcement, here are the details of the controller that we were able to come up with. The new Twins Controller, which was designed by Fish-Street engineers, provides more flow patterns and a higher output than its predecessor while using up one less power outlet and controller port. Where the old controller had three preset flow rate settings (50, 75 and 100%), this new controller has a range of 30-100% with far more steps in between. In terms of functions, the Twins Controller also allows for alternating pump mode and a switch mode, which allows one pump to act as a stream and the other as a pulsing wavebox. As far as all of the buttons and indicator LEDs go, Fish-Street provided a pretty thorough breakdown of what each does. And not trying to re-invent the wheel, here is there descriptions: MODE/NIGHT: Press the “MODE” button once to select the function, long press to enter into Night mode. FEED/LOCK: Press the “FEED” button once to get into 10- min feed mode, long press to lock the knob. P1_FLOW: Setting the flow rate of P1 Pump. P2_FLOW: Setting the flow rate of P2 Pump MORE: New Dual Pump Controller on the Way from Jebao

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