Coral propagation: Preparing for the big day

Once your reef aquarium has been running for a while, a question that pops up very often is, how do I cut/trim my corals that are to getting too big? This is often out of necessity due to a coral growing too big for the space available and they need to remove a part of the coral, but sometimes the reefer wants to sell some of the cuttings/frags to help pay the aquarium’s maintenance.

Well, the answer to this is not “one size fits all”. We need to look at the different types of corals and then discuss them in

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Sweden is the only coral reef under threat

Sweden is the only coral reef threatened Facts

Danger looming over the only coral reef Saken Swedish fjord near Koster. This reef is created only in nature overlooking coral Lophelia pertusa, able to live in cold water with constant and high salinity. Risk of total loss of the reef is great because the corals die with hundreds of other organisms and completely disrupt the natural harmony of the marine ecosystem.

Until the mid-1920s, Sweden had three similar reef Koster Fjord, but with changing climate conditions and to increased levels of pollution of coastal waters from three locations there

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In Rostov-on-Don, opened a swimming pool and sports complex Coral Leader (+ video)

Two sports facility was inaugurated on February 20 in Rostov-on-Don. Vasily Golubev, head of the region visited the reconstructed pool "Coral", which can take the international competitions.

The red ribbon was cut and a sports and recreation complex "Leader" in the past, this shopping center, in the present — the training grounds. The Governor noted that in the near future will be built on the Don seven pools and several sports complexes.

More photos + video

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The Great Barrier Reef has half

The Great Barrier Reef was half Facts

Area, which has held the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, have declined by more than half due to the different climate change and more severe weather events, always storming the eastern shores of the continent. The sad thing is that by 2022, the size of the reef can be reduced again to the widow.

By 48% to blame for the incident frequent tropical cyclones, associated with global warming. Scientists also believe that the 42% of the Great Barrier Reef Marine killed influx stars form "crown of thorns" eating coral. These malicious

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Brazilian coral reefs in danger of extinction

Brazilian coral reefs to extinction Facts

Over the past 50 years, coral reefs, stretching for 3,000 km on the northeast coast of Brazil, lost 80% of their biomass. This rapid disappearance of an important component of the marine ecosystem can be considered a real natural disaster for the Atlantic Ocean.

Earlier on the reefs, located in the Atlantic at the Brazilian cities Fortaleza, Recife and Natal, home to about 18 species of corals, algae and various types of fish. Now, according to the Ministry of Environment of the country and the Federal University of Pernambuco, decreased not only

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New Moon could destroy state of Tuvalu: it will go under water

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Located on nine atolls in the South Pacific, a tiny nation of Tuvalu may be flooded at the end of this week, said on Tuesday the Indonesian electronic media.

Expected by the end of week high tidal waves connected with the new moon,

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New ships for the protection of the State Border Service of Ukraine Sea

October 9, 2012 at JSC "Fedosiyskaya shipbuilding company" Sea "was launched on the 25-meter guard-boat Project 58130 "Orlan" for Marine Protection of State Border Service of Ukraine (chief designer Viktor Alekseev). Total 2020 plan to build eight boats of this project, created to spoof Russian craft project 1400 ("Griffin").

Immediately on zavorde "More" tab accomplished a new coast guard ship (large patrol boats) Project 58160 "Coral"(Serial number 205). Project ship developed State-owned Enterprise "Research and Design Center of Shipbuilding" (KP "IPTSK") in the period 2010-2011. His tab was scheduled for another fourth quarter of 2011, but was delayed by almost

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U.S. paid $ 100 thousand Philippines compensation for damaged reef

U.S. authorities have pledged to pay the Philippines 100,000 dollars in compensation for the destruction of the coral reef, which in January hit American minesweeper, reports Xinhua.

USS Guardian in January, ran aground in the waters of the Philippine National Marine Park "Tubbataha" than did serious damage to coral reef on the list of World Heritage Sites. According to an assessment conducted by experts of the park, the ship damaged more than four thousand square meters of coral.

"U.S. Agency for International Development will transfer 100 thousand dollars for the program to support the Coral Triangle (CTSP) University of the

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El Nino destroyed coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean 4-1,5 thousand years ago

Increased activity of the El Niño was the cause of the extinction of coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean about 4 — 1.5 thousand years ago — this scenario could be repeated in the near future due to climate change, reinforce this climatic phenomenon, say marine scientists in a paper published in the journal Science.

El Niño ("the boy" in Spanish) is characterized by an abnormal increase in the sea surface temperature in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. This process is the inverse of the La Niña ("girl"), which is associated, however, with a cold snap in

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On the ancient glaciers and global sea level

An international team of scientists from France, Japan and the UK has shown that during one of warming and melting glaciers about 14,600 years ago in the world's oceans has lived critical flood. Period is known Bolling warming. Then the water level rose by as much as 14 meters as a result of the collapse and the melting of huge blocks of ice.

The study was carried out in 2005 as part of the expedition. Tahiti. The fall of the glacier into the ocean has been called Melt-Water Pulse 1A (MWP-1A). The main source of information have become fossilized coral

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