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Bubbles, bubbles, my bubbles!

The title of course comes from Bubbles, the lovable and high-strung yellow tang in Disney’s “Finding Nemo”. I was inspired to write this because one of the most common questions I get regarding the reef aquarium is – somewhat surprisingly … Continue reading

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“You are what you eat” and other defensive strategies of marine invertebrates, Part II

It has been a few months since I posted part one of this blog. It has been a busy spring. A number of events have come and gone. The Biology Club’s Annual “Save Nemo” event was again sold out, netting … Continue reading

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“You are what you eat” and other defensive strategies of marine invertebrates, Part I

Upcoming events Before delving into this post’s subject, a reminder that the biology club’s “Saving Nemo” event is on tonight (February 14) at 8:30 pm in the Thirsty Moose Pub. Furthermore, the third installment in this year’s Prince George Reef … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

Prince George Reef Tank Tour The first of four stops on the 8th Annual Prince George Reef Tank Tour was held at UNBC on January 19. We enjoyed record attendance, with about 30 visitors over the course of the day, in part … Continue reading

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A UNBC Reef Tank update

Shrimp goby news. In my last blog I wrote that the orange spotted goby that was partnered with the Randall’s pistol shrimp appeared to have passed on, and as a result I added a yellow watchman goby to the tank. … Continue reading

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A Christmas story of the coral reef variety

It has been a while since I had a chance to write something about the reef tank. Given that it is Christmas, I thought I would pick a topic that related to the season, but before I get into that, … Continue reading

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Reef doctors and dentists

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis where the parasite benefits at the expense of the host organism. Most organisms have some kind of parasite associated with them, and reef animals are no different. When we have a problem, we go … Continue reading

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An almost-blind killer and its watchman

Symbiosis (from Greek, meaning living together) is almost a rule rather than an exception among the inhabitants of coral reefs. I have previously discussed the relationship between anemones and anemone- or clownfish (https://blogs.unbc.ca/reeftank/2013/06/14/everybodys-favourite-nemo/), and this time I will describe a … Continue reading

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Feeling stressed? Try some aquarium therapy!

A large number of people come by the reef tank on a regular basis to view the fish, corals and variety of invertebrates. Personally I go out there and view the tank at least a couple of times each day. … Continue reading

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Damsels by name – terrors by game.

In my last blog I wrote about clown fish, the lovable Nemo in most children’s mind. Clown or anemone fish belong to a large family of fish called the Pomacentridae, the damselfish. While I promised to write about symbioses, in … Continue reading

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