Category Archives: Did You Know?

Coral Crabs (Symbiosis – Part 4)

Corals crabs provide a symbiotic relationship with some SPS (stony) corals. Just like the symbiotic relationship between a Clownfish and an Anemone, or a Watchman Goby and a Pistol Shrimp, or a Cleaner Shrimp and a Reef Fish, the crab and the coral both benefit greatly from having a relationship with each other. Coral crabs can be found living.
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Coral Bleaching

This is an aerial view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef showing how many parts of this famous Reef have been damaged or killed over the years. For the second consecutive year, a dreaded and unprecedented new wave of mass bleaching has occurred here. Coral bleaching is the result of corals starving and dying due to ocean warming, turning "brown and white".
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The Importance of Bacteria

Did you know? The number of bacteria in just a drop of seawater is enormous - between 2,500 and 350,000. That means there are an estimated 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (billions of trillion) bacteria in the sea. The number of stars in the universe is dwarfed by comparison (you would need to take away 8 zeros). The microbes in ocean water look.

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Flowers, Red Grapes and Mermaid Fans in the Sea?

Yes, even the ocean produces both flowery and grape-like specimens, along with some other unusual (or mythical) plants. Our aquariums not only allow one to enjoy many different species of fish and corals, but these colorful and interesting species of algae and plants as well. This particular section of one of our custom see-through saltwater reef aquariums is growing a green.

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Sea Salt

Did you know? Raw and pure sea salt contains more than just sodium chloride, it also contains many of the different trace minerals (e.g., calcium, potassium and magnesium) that the body needs to stay healthy and pH balanced. Our raw Himalayan sea salt, unrefined liquid colloidal sea salt from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, raw sea salt from the Dead.

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Symbiosis (Part 3)

There are many symbiotic relationships found in the sea that are fascinating to witness. We first posted about the symbiotic relationship between cleaner shrimp and fish last year, then we posted about the symbiotic relationship between gobies and pistol shrimp earlier this year, and now we are posting about the amazing symbiotic relationship between clownfish and sea anemones. This particular relationship.

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Symbiosis (Part 2)

Last year, we blogged about the amazing relationship between cleaner shrimp and reef fish, and how the cleaner shrimp helps remove parasites from reef fish to keep them "clean" and healthy. Well, there is another symbiotic relationship that occurs in the ocean between shrimp and fish, but it is of a different kind. The Goby fish and Pistol Shrimp have a.
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