“DSLR Camera” – The Internet Reefer’s Decoder Ring

DSLR Camera A type of camera used in the hobby to take unrealistically detailed pictures of corals and their aquariums. These pictures rarely look like what you’d see with your naked eyes even if no software “fakery” has been applied.  (A safe assumption?) The camera can take in more light and see in much higher resolution than your eyeball […]

Viruses manipulate the marine environment

Viruses manipulate the marine environment Forest Rohwer& Rebecca Vega Thurber Nature 459, 207-212 (14 May 2009) | doi:10.1038/nature08060; Published online 13 May 2009  A series of recent studies has shown that viruses have the ability to manipulate the life histories and evolution of their hosts in remarkable ways Since my tank’s salinity peaked at 1.030, I’ve had problems […]

Lactic acid bacteria vs. pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract of fish: A review

Lactic acid bacteria vs. pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract of fish: A review Article (PDF Available) in Aquaculture Research 41(4):451 – 467 · March 2010 with 359 Reads DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02339.x Einar Ringø, Lisbeth Løvmo, Mads Kristiansen, Yvonne Bakken, Terry M Mayhew …before any infection can be established, pathogens must penetrate the primary barrier. In fish, the three major routes of infection are the skin, gills and gastrointestinal […]