Blue Friday D’eels

Blue Friday D’eels

Look at d’Eel! Right, now you’ve seen the eel! His name is Clive and he lives in our Eddystone Reef exhibit), we’ve got some good news for you!  We’re reopening! After the announcement that Plymouth will be coming out of National Lockdown and will be in Tier 2, we’re pleased to say we will be reopening and able to welcome back to visit us here at the National Marine Aquarium.  We’ll be open from Wednesday 2nd December at 10am, and…

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Chromis chromis, the First of a Common Genus

Chromis chromis, the First of a Common Genus

I recently posted about cardinals and how they got their name: how one red fish in the Mediterranean gave its name to a family of fish found across the globe.  On a similar theme, I thought I’d have a quick look at the ‘original’ chromis, another fish from the Med. Chromis chromis is a widespread species; I think I’ve seen a shoal of them on just about every dive I’ve ever had in the Med.  They’re so common that I…

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Indonesian Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Arrested in a Sting

Indonesian Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Arrested in a Sting

Yesterday, Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested 17 people, including a cabinet minister suspected of being linked to a bribery scandal involving export licenses.  Among the arrested was the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Edhy Prabowo and his wife, Rosita Dewl. They were apprehended during their return from the United States, in Jakarta Airport. They were arrested for bribery, and are accused of issuing lobster export licenses, in particular for lobster larvae, which was banned by Prabowo’s predecessor, Susi…

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Previous Gen LED Lights Still Deliver Great Performance and Value

Previous Gen LED Lights Still Deliver Great Performance and Value

One of the biggest complaints about people starting out with reef aquariums is that it’s one of the most expensive hobbies but it is possible to save a few bucks on getting started, and cutting costs without cutting corners. Reef aquarium LED lights are some of the most exciting and downright sexy pieces of gear… Source

RNN Episode 139 – A Reefer’s Guide to Buying Coral

RNN Episode 139 – A Reefer’s Guide to Buying Coral

OSA update, Eye-Candy Nostalgia, and A Reefers Guide to Buying Coral. This week we catch up with Jeremy is enjoying the new control over his tank and getting texts from the system, Peter is loving his eel and seeing good growth in his system. All this and more on Episode 139 of The Reef News Network. Listener Coupon Codes: Marine Depot 10% off your order REEFNEWS Reef Kinetics – $50 off ReefBot RKLOVES Show Watch 2020 Greater Niagara – Canceled…

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Support Your Local Fish Store this Shopping Season

Support Your Local Fish Store this Shopping Season

With several holidays on the horizon, we know that the broader holiday ‘shopping season’ is imminent and with it, offers of screaming deals on lots of necessary and desirable aquarium gear. We don’t have to tell you that it’s been an incredibly tough year for almost everyone, the home-based aquarium hobby has had an easier… Source

Anubis Tang is Probably the Rarest Surgeonfish Ever

Anubis Tang is Probably the Rarest Surgeonfish Ever

We’ve been following Anubis, the one-off purple scopas tang hybrid, for almost a year now. Despite its radical juvenile appearance, we initially thought that the Purple X Scopas tang would lose its appeal as it grows. But we are glad to say that we couldn’t have been more wrong. This unique fish, is nothing we’ve… Source

Ferrari 488 GTE LEGO Technic Set Announced

Ferrari 488 GTE LEGO Technic Set Announced

LEGO has just unveiled a new Ferrari 488 GTE Technic set that’s modeled after the AF Corse #51 car. This new set consists of 1677 pieces and measures in at over 5-inches high, 19-inches long and 8.5-inches wide. Within the set’s massive size are some pretty awesome functions that Technic sets are known for. This includes the front and rear suspension, opening doors, functioning steering wheel and even a V8 engine with moving pistons. Also included are stickers that allow…

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