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Tropical Reef Camera

This live underwater camera observes a tropical reef, which are more commonly known as coral reefs, and exist in warm water environments all over the world. Coral, also known as polyps, are made up of carbonate exoskeletons that inhabit the sea floor and can grow anywhere from one centimeter to one hundred centimeters in one full year. Over a long period time, coral eventually form massive structures. The biggest reef structure in the world is the Great Barrier Reef located off of Australia, which dates as old as 5 million years old. The coral reef featured on this live underwater camera is based on a reef in Palau.

Tropical coral reefs are known for their bright vibrant colors that can be viewed from the water’s surface. These colors are algae that have formed a symbiotic relationship with the coral. Algae feed and live off of coral and coral are able to manifest food from algae through photosynthesis. Therefore, the reason that coral reefs reside in shallow warm waters is because they need to be close to the sun in order to sustain food through photosynthesis.

Threats to Tropical Reef

Coral reef structures across the globe are rapidly declining due to the result of climate change. When the water temperature increases and gets too warm, the algae that the coral reef’s host become stressed and eventually abandon the coral. After algae’s departure, the reef is left exposed and their bone white carbonate exoskeletons are prominently displayed on the seafloor. This is known as coral bleaching and without the symbiotic relationship of algae, coral reefs die off rapidly.

Exceedingly large amounts of carbon dioxide in the air also present a threat to tropical reefs as they create acidic waters, which strip the reefs of their structure. This increase of acid in the ocean also allows for reefs to become vulnerable to disease and disease-carrying sea life that use reefs as hosts.

Tropical reefs have also decreased in number due to damaging fishing practices and exploitation of coral reef life trading. Although coral reef sea life can be traded through safe and humane practices, human greed often takes precedent over the safety and welfare of the coral reef and its inhabitants.

Tropical reefs are pivotal in creating complex ecosystems. Reefs not only provide food for several sea life but they also provide housing, a breeding ground, and shelter from predators. Thousands of species coexist peacefully in coral reefs and their disappearance in the ecosystem would prove catastrophic for many life forms, including man. By watching the live underwater reef cam, you can learn about the species without damaging natural reefs in the wild.
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The large family includes 124 species of Australian freshwater crayfish.[] These include the world's smallest crayfish, the , which does not exceed 30 mm in length, and the world's largest crayfish, the , measuring up to 76 cm long and weighing 4.5 kg. The crayfish genus includes the , in addition to the farmed species and . Species from the genus , commonly known as the land crayfish, are also found in Australia. species are not entirely aquatic, because they spend most of their lives living in burrows. Australia has seven species of freshwater crab from the genus . These crabs live burrowed into the banks of waterways and can plug their burrows, surviving through several years of drought. The extremely primitive freshwater , found only in Tasmania, are a unique group, resembling species found in the fossil record from 200 MYA. Can anyone recommend a website/people to order fish online
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This super rare fish goes for as high as $5,000 when available. Found in the waters of Australia, it’s very difficult to catch darting out of the shelter of rocks only for food and quickly darting back. The first one was offered up for sale in the United States in 2011 and they have been in high demand by collectors since then. They prefer live food like ghost shrimp and plenty of rocks to hide under, but if given proper conditions, it will display itself adequately for onlookers. Its vivid stripes and colors make it a gorgeous addition to any aquarium.The Australian Rainbowfish is an species, but primarily feeds on aquatic invertebrates and terrestrial arthropods that fall into the water in its natural habitat. In captivity this fish requires a well planned diet for good health and coloration. About 60 - 75% of the diet should consist of a high quality processed food, appropriate for an omnivorous fish of this size. The rest of the diet should consist of live foods. Some good live food options include white worms, blood worms, or brine shrimp. If these are unavailable, frozen (defrosted) substitutes would be fine. These fish should be fed 2-3 times a day and only what they can consume in less then 5 minutes.