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We don’t want to steal their thunder, so please head over to Anna’s blennywatcher article for more photos and descriptions of their Dominica trip.
Fishes collected in the twilight zone. © 2015 California Academy of Sciences Bart Shepherd inserts the collection jar into the chamber housing. © 2015 California Academy of Sciences
New invention safely transports unknown, deep-dwelling fishes to the ocean’s surface
Scientific divers and biologists at the California Academy of Sciences engineer a portable chamber to study new species from 200 – 500 feet deep
Strange and beautiful fishes from the ocean’s deep and lesser-known twilight zone reefs are hitching a ride to the surface thanks to the newly invented SubCAS (or Submersible Chamber for Ascending Specimens).
Most aquarists start their journey in fishkeeping by simply mixing random animals into an aquarium and decorating the aquarium to suit their personal aesthetics. As we learn more, some of us endeavor to recreate natural habitats instead of mish-mash communities of species from different parts of the world because there is a special appeal watching animals interact with their environments as nature intended … saying nothing of creating healthier natural environments for fishes.
This is “The Muraka” at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Each private villa is elevated atop Maldive’s beautiful coral reefs. The surface level has two bedrooms, a bathroom with a reef view, an infinity pool, and sprawling lounge decks to enjoy the tropical sunsets.