http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/ Today on BRStv we have another fantastic talk from this year’s Marine Aquarium Conference of North America located in San Diego, CA. Join us as we watch Dr. Luiz Rocha from the California Academy of Sciences’s talk: Coral Reef Conservation, Expedition to Somaliland *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video.
Sad that you missed MACNA this year, or eager to relive and review some of your favorite talks from the conference? Visit MASNA’s website HERE to view presentations by some of the most popular speakers, including Dr. Luiz Rocha, who spoke on the topic of Coral Reef Conservation, Dr. Sandy Trautwein, who covered CUlturing Inverts for Species Recovery and Habitat Restoration, and MASNA’s 2016 Aquarist of the Year, Joe Yauillo, whose talk, “Principles of Diligent Reefkeeping” was both entertaining and informative. The videos are available to view free of charge, which is a generous gift from Bulk Reef Supply and the non-profit organization, whose goals are to:Read More
One of the biggest eyebrow-raisers of the 2016 MACNA Conference in San Diego was the Lebanese startup company Reefkinetics and their flagship product Reefbot. This mysterious new device, which looks like it came straight out of an old-school sci-fi movie, may well be a groundbreaking advancement in the growing field of home aquarium automatization.Read More
Corals glow under ultraviolet light in what may be a unique form of sunscreen.
Check out this clip from “From Heaven to Hell”, the third episode of the BBC Two’s “Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth”. Scientists captured footage of a coral that essentially synthesizes its own sunscreen, in order to protect the symbiotic algae that lives in its tissue. Too much sun damages the delicate algae, so the coral produces a protein that absorbs ultraviolet light, and remits light of another color. The florescent reaction is visible at night under an ultraviolet light (the light of the sun drowns out the florescence), and the sight is otherworldly and beautiful. Enjoy!Read More
Nope, I’d never heard of them either, which is not surprising, as Seagrass isn’t as media friendly a subject as reefs, sharks, or for that matter, much else. But it is a group of species with a very important ecological role and some rather fascinating biology. And sea grass needs our protection.
Current USA’s presence at MACNA 2016 can be summarized with one four letter word: LOOP. The company has been a leading manufacturer for the budget-oriented aquarist, making products that blend functionality with an affordable price tag and LOOP proves that Current evolves with the market needs while still delivering to their customer base. What is LOOP? It is an environment of connected devices, communicating with one another via a central HUB/controller and with an upcoming mobile app using Bluetooth interface.Read More