Archive for March 14th, 2012

 

Choosing to settle- larvae behavior

Read full article | Comments Off

The behavioral ecology of plankton larvae can help us understand different developmental modes that different species undergo. There are three types of developmental modes of marine larvae- planktotrophic, lecithnotrophic, and direct development. Each developmental mode tells something about the dispersal capacity of the larvae, which depends on many factors that the larvae take into account […]

AQUARIUM TRADE EFFECTS AND REGULATIONS

Read full article | Comments Off

          Photo by: reefkeeping.com Over the past 20 years, the demand for ornamental reef fish has increased exponentially in the aquarium reef hobby. Statistics provided by the Pacific Fisheries Coalition (PFC) state that 80% of the reef fish collected for the hobby are from Hawaiian reefs. Although collectors suggest they use […]