Archive for May, 2014



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Aquaria are an unusual art form.  The idea of containing a small piece of the untamed world within the strictures of our lives appeals to us, as well as reconstructing with minute attention that which the forces of nature create through wild abandon.  We take great care to obtain and nurture pieces of an ecosystem, […]

Ala Wai Seahorses

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Notorious for high amounts of raw sewage, flesh eating bacteria, and overall filth the Ala Wai Canal at a glance is a horrible environment for aquatic species. Yet life persists in the polluted waters of the canal with some unlikely species not only surviving but thriving. The seahorse Hippocampus hilonis is a Hawai’ian subspecies of the […]

THe blood of the horseshoe crab

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The horseshoe crab, which can be commonly found along the East Coast of the United States, is of ancient ancestors that have seemingly experienced arrested evolutionary development since before the Age of Dinosaurs. This surprisingly useful and important organism is considered a “living fossil”. The conservation of their archaic, a morphology over 150 million years […]