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A team of marine scientists are hunting for ‘dinosaurs’ in the deep underwater canyons off Sodwana Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
JBL has updated its online content in its Essentials/Aquarium section, which now has the same amount of information as a 200-page reference book. 
Bug Bites are Fluval’s new insect larvae recipe fish food. Bug Bites are a complete fish food containing up to 40% insect larvae protein. The recipe is ‘highly palatable’ and can enhance colouration. 
Aquatics specialist Blagdon has launched Amphibious IQ, a British-designed energy-saving pond pump with intelligent features. 
Aquarama 2018 will be held in Shanghai, China, for the first time from August 22-25, and together with PetFair Asia will occupy 10 halls.
The Indonesian government has issued a blanket ban on all exports of corals, stunning the global ornamental fish industry.
Tetra has launched a new Micro food range, designed to suit smaller species of ornamental fish with small mouths, including young and adolescent fish.
Hundreds of species of fish and shellfish will be forced to migrate northwards to escape the effects of climate change, putting global fisheries at risk.
Following three years of research and development, Interpet has launched Tri-Spec 2, a maximum output aquarium light with a lens system. 
An aquatics manufacturer says it has introduced ‘the world’s first aquarium with wireless technology’. 
EHEIM launched a range of new products at Germany’s Interzoo, many of them embracing smart aquarium technology.
The Sahara desert could be seeing a new future – in fish farming. A new joint venture between South Korea and Algeria has resulted in the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center. Elsewhere, farms are experimenting with catfish, reports the Reuters news agency.
Sea Life Great Yarmouth has opened a new exhibition, Claws vs Jaws, featuring ‘several of the world’s most amazing crustaceans and Creatures of the Deep’.
Two aquatic trade bodies have joined forces to offer specialised training worldwide for the aquatics industry.
An aquatics retailer has made it on eBay’s millionaire list for achieving a million-pound turnover. 
West Sumatra says its ornamental freshwater and marine exports are growing with 150,000 fish going through its airport every year, mostly to Singapore. 
Tetra has launched a series of monthly podcasts aimed at educating and supporting fishkeepers from all levels of experience with bitesize content they can listen to on the go. 
Scientists have identified a newly named rariphotic zone, a layer of ocean between depths of 130 and 300m (400 and 1,000ft) off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean, which they say is teeming with previously unknown fish.
Scientists are urging the Australian authorities to review a decision to introduce Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) into its rivers to deal with the common carp. 
To the surprise of the scientists, populations of a South American guppy have been found in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a volcanic island in the South Atlantic. 
Cosmetic surgery for Asian arowana is becoming a standard procedure in Singapore.
The coral bleaching events that have affected the Great Barrier Reef in recent years have taken their toll on the region’s fish population, according to a new study.
An aquatics retailer has spoken of his devastation when he discovered thieves had stolen around £6,000 worth of specialist products. 
Hawaii has ruled that all 130 recreational aquarium collection permits are now void, bringing the collection of marine ornamentals for the trade to a halt.
Aquatics retailer The WaterZoo has launched its new ecommerce website which is mobile friendly.
Waterlife has brought out a tonic salt that can be used in ponds.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has joined forces with public health officials to produce guidance to help marine aquarium hobbyists who keep corals protect themselves against palytoxin poisoning.
JBL is giving 40 enthusiasts the chance to visit the koi breeders of Niigata in Japan as part of its next expedition.
Tetra has introduced two Cascade Globe aquariums, in Bordeaux (red) and white colours. 
Aquatics manufacturer Evolution Aqua has released the new Aquascaper Glass Pipework Sets. 
Ornamental fish are helping to provide nutrients for a vegetable grower in Australia’s New South Wales. Vegetable farmer Luke Tutt said: “The basis of our farm is the fish becoming the fertilising agents for our produce.”
Mexico hopes fish farming can help weaken the illegal market for the totoaba fish and help save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, of which less than 30 survive.
CIPS has announced it is running the China Aquascape competition at the Guangzhou pet and aquatics event in September.
The British Cichlid Association is holding its Spring Event in Solihull and is inviting retailers to take on a table for £15 to sell dry goods or fish.
Mars Fishcare is relaunching its API water treatments range, ensuring its products are safe for family pets, and says API is committed to the Mars Petcare mission of making ‘a better world for pets’.
A team from Maidenhead Aquatics has visited a marine conservation project in Indonesia, donating a number of marine water test kits.
 The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has responded to a Government consultation on tackling the enforcement of the EU Alien Invasive Species regulation in the UK and the penalties for those who flout the law.
A team of divers and scientists has discovered a population of what is thought to be the world’s rarest fish.
CITES has set up a Rural Communities Working Group to look at how communities can have a voice in its decisions, which can have such an effect on their livelihoods.
More than 60,000 people are expected to visit China’s Ornamental Fish Championship later this year.
A juvenile caiman has joined the Amazonian exhibit at Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. 
Marine brand Aquaforest has released a new range aimed specifically at freshwater. 
Plans to ban the sale of Channa and three aquatic plant species across the whole of the UK have had a reprieve following a challenge by OATA to the EU.
AQUA 2019, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will return to the Telford International Centre on October 16 and 17, 2019.
More than 1,000 fish have died in a tank at a popular Tokyo aquarium due to suspected oxygen deprivation. 
Tetra has expanded its Starter Line range with an 80-litres aquarium that comes as a complete set.
Tetra has launched its Phosphate Minus and pH/KH Minus solutions. 
EHEIM has launched its EHEIM skim marine 300 for marine aquariums up to 300 litres.  
Waterlife has relaunched its Ultramarine seasalt, which has been manufactured since the 1960s.
Scientists are a step closer to ending the deadly and destructive practice of illegal cyanide fishing, thanks to new research.