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ReefAPalooza Orlando sets dates for April 26 & 27

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ReefAPalooza is one of the largest saltwater/reef aquarium conventions in the world, with over 4,500 attendees in 2012. Usually taking place in California, ReefAPalooza is branching across the nation and having a separate event in Florida, for the first time in about 8 years. ReefAPalooza Orlando 2014 will be held on April 26 and 27, 2014.

Source/Photo Source: Reef Builders


UAE to build artificial reefs on Dubai coastline

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UAE Artificial Reef

The Marine Environmental Research Centre at the Ministry of Environment and Water, United Arab Emirates, is moving corals from the Arabian Gulf closer to the UAE mainland. They are moving corals to areas where they can control the water environment more closely, where the corals will grow more healthily.
Source/Photo Source: Khaleej Times

CoralVue launches updated website

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CoralVue, manufacturer of products such as the Reef Octopus, Maxspect and Elos products, has launched an updated website. The site now allows customers to view part diagrams and prices for replaceable parts on their products. CoralVue also added a “Store Locator” for potential customers to view demonstrations at their local fish stores.
Sources: Aquanerd, CoralVue

Narcosis and Peppermint Angelfish together at Blue Harbor Japan

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Narcosis Angelfish and Peppermint Angelfish swim together at Blue Harbor Japan, as seen in the video above. Both Narcosis and Peppermint Angelfish are uncommon in the consumer market. Narcosis Angelfish have been known to sell for as much as $5,000 and Peppermint Angelfish have had prices as high as $30,000.
Source: reefbuilders.com; Video Source: Blue Harbor Japan

Artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico

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Texas Parks and Wildlife

The Texas Artificial Reef Program has transformed 68 sites of man-made messes, such as retired ships and oil-drilling equipment, into artificial reefs since 1990. Most of the artificial reefs are cleanup efforts of oil companies in the Gulf, often times saving thousands compared to removing the materials from the ocean.
Source: Lone Star Outdoor News; Photo Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department