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Rare seahorse habitat wiped out by boat anchors

July 20, 2013 – 7:49 pm |
A Spiny seahorse in Studland Bay Photo: Steve Trewhella / www.ukcoastalwildlife.co.uk

Britain’s largest colony of precious seahorses has been wiped out after their habitat was destroyed by boat anchors.

Studland Bay in Dorset is the only place in the country that …

A new Corydoras from southern Brazil

July 13, 2013 – 11:51 am |
Corydoras lymnades Photo: © Tencatt et al.

A new species of Corydoras is described from the rio São Francisco basin in northeastern Brazil, Minas Gerais and Bahia States. The new species is distinguished from most of its …

Tiny octopus looks good enough to eat… but actually it’s one of artist’s incredible 3D paintings

July 11, 2013 – 9:31 am |
The only clue this terrapin is not real is the paint brush lying on the side of the bowl

With their gleaming scales and beautiful movement, these fish look like they could be plucked straight out of the water. A bucket seems to be filled with fast-moving goldfish, two …

Tiny New Catfish Species Found in Rio Paraíba Do Sul Basin, Brazil

July 10, 2013 – 2:59 pm |
This image shows the newly discovered catfish Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis. (Credit: Gabriel de Souza da Costa e Silva; CC-BY 3.0)

Scientists discovered a tiny new species of catfish in the waters of Rio Rio Paraíba do Sul basin, Brazil. The new species Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis belongs to a genus of armored …

Pet shop owners dunk fish craze

July 6, 2013 – 9:08 am | 2 Comments | 
ABOVE AND RIGHT: ‘Tattooed’ fish have been laser treated to produce crude colours and patterns in any combination, from Chinese characters signifying good luck, to simple pink and blue stripes.

IT’S THE latest aquatic pet craze taking the world by storm which pet retailers on the North Coast just aren’t buying.
Visit most aquariums and pet shops these days and among …

New Initiatives to Clean Up The Global Aquarium Trade

July 4, 2013 – 3:29 pm |
Marine Tank Hauses des Meeres Vienna

An estimated 30 million fish and other creatures are caught annually to supply the home aquarium market, taking a toll on some reef ecosystems. Now conservationists are working to improve …