Tag Archives: Symbiosis

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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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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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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