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More than 2 million procedures every year take place around the world to heal bone fractures and defects from trauma or disease, making bone the second most commonly transplanted tissue after blood. To help improve the outcomes of these surgeries, scientists have developed a new grafting material from sea urchin spines.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
This is Cherax warsamsonicus, the newest described tropical crayfish species, and it is the hotness. C. warsamsonicus is found in West Papua, Indonesia.
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Rhinogobius mizunoi is a new species of goby from the mountain torrents of freshwater streams in Japan (western Hokkaido southward to southern Kyushu) and Cheju Island, Korea.
Posted: March 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

So we’re here in Orlando Florida for the annual Global Pet Expo and boy is there a whole lot to see. More than any other years there is a huge concentration of aquarium companies, many of whom are showing off some pretty, shiny reef and aquarium toys.  There’s a whole slew of new products we’ve […]
Posted: March 23, 2017, 2:25 pm
The mandarin dragonet is a fish which needs no introduction to seasoned and beginner saltwater aquarists alike. The psychedelic pattern of this fish makes it one of the most recognizable small reef fish, but its preference for live foods makes it a challenge to keep in an aquarium over the long term.  Unlike other marine […]
Posted: March 22, 2017, 2:50 pm
The new Innovative Marine APS stands are strong, lightweight and easy to assemble aluminum framed stands that can be assembled in under 15 minutes. Dubbed APS for Aluminum Profile Stands, the Innovative Marine APS line features lightweight anodized aluminum frames that simply click together with a 180-degree turn of the integrated tension fasteners with a […]
Posted: March 21, 2017, 9:15 pm
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Boaty McBoatface, is without a doubt, the world’s worst best-named submersible and it is about to embark on its first mission to the Antarctic. Last year, in case you didn’t hear about it, the submersible got its ridiculous name after Britain’s National Environment Research Council (NERC) asked the public to help name a new polar research vessel via the help of the internet.  Names were submitted and by polling the public, the name  “Boaty McBoatface” was chosen as the name went on to win by 25,000 votes over the 2nd place finisher. Sadly, and despite Boaty McBoatface winning, the folk at NERC decided they couldn’t live with the name on a multimillion dollar vessel.  Can you imagine being at a dinner party and you are the captain

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I bought myself this bandsaw over two years ago at the Denver MACNA. It was basically a gift to myself, but I never opened the box until two weeks ago when I started fragging some corals at last. It's pretty impressive, and hence I had to make a video about it.

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4Ocean boatThe amount of plastic entering our oceans is staggering. The oft-quoted figure of five trillion pieces of plastic currently littering the ocean is, by anyone’s standards, pretty daunting. I’ve come across a range of projects that have aimed to do something about the issue over the years, from garbage collecting booms to sneakers made from discarded fishing nets.… More:

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