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Everybody’s favourite: Nemo

In the last blog I described the importance of microscopic symbiotic algae as the primary producers of energy, and hence the engine that drives reef ecology. But there are a multitude of fascinating symbioses among reef organisms, and in the … Continue reading

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The coral reef – a solar powered ecosystem

Coral reefs, as most of us think of them, occur primarily in relatively shallow, warm, crystal clear waters. The clarity of the water is a good sign that there are few nutrients in the water column. Yet, the richness of … Continue reading

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Inhabitants of a coral reef tank

Everybody has a pretty good feeling for what a coral reef is. It is a reef where lots of corals grow, right! And there are lots of fish there as well. But what are corals, and what else lives on … Continue reading

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The reef tank blog

Welcome to the UNBC reef tank blog. On this site I hope to publish occasional muusings about the life in the UNBC reef tank, including species profiles, news about what is happening, notifications about new inhabitants et. The binder hanging … Continue reading

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