Great news! The latest issue of Reefs Magazine is available for your perusing online, and this is one you don’t want to miss. Randy, once again, congregates the hobby’s usual heavy-hitting suspects, as well as some fresh faces, to deliver another fantastical slab of reef keeping goodness.
Rich Ross and Chris Maupin step into their finest “Mad Scientist” attire for a healthy dose of skepticism and a bit of “muhahah”ing as they break down ICP-OES aquarium water testing by Triton Lab. Ret Talbot gives us a thorough look at the Endangered Species Act in an enlightening feature that not only takes you step-by-step through the listing process, but clarifies some of the abundantly seen misinterpretations circling the environmental law. Lemon Tea Yi Kai makes his piscine-laden debut, painting a painstakingly detailed picture of the whimsical and engaging Halichoeres genus (along with some arresting original images).
Also featured are the cephalo-ventures of Austin LeFevre and some S.bandensis, a look at coral growth with Charles Delbeek, Kenneth Wingerter gets vivid as he explores the science behind the spectrum, “The Ecology of Coloration”, Randy Donowitz reviews Jay Hemdals collaborative book with Saltwater Smarts on Diseases of Marine Fishes and Felicia McCaulley gives us a cringe-worthy peek into the world of the LFS and some heinous and bizarre behavior in “Fish Tales: Customers Behaving Badly”. I reiterate – you do not want to miss this one!