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  1. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    A short video introducing the Wild Caught Project fundraiser. The Wild Caught Project is a documentary film detailing the benefits and costs of the wild-caught fish industry. This film will document everything and everyone that is involved from the fishing communities to our aquariums. The...
  2. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The sequel to the British nature documentary The Blue Planet (2001) will be airing in less than two weeks. Anyone who hasn't seen the original series has really missed out on some spectacular footage. Blue Planet II is expected to be even better. Just like the original, the follow up series is...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Photo by Delvin Gandy/The Boiling River Project A legendary boiling river has been found in the Amazon forest. While there are no cichlids in this river, or probably any fish whatsoever, the story is still interesting. Despite the legends of a boiling river deep in the Amazon jungle...
  4. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A short video of some of the cichlids of Ndole Bay in Lake Tanganyika. This video of Ndole Bay was captured by LightSearch3D, the same people who put together the Battle of the Shells documentary. According to the video's description, all the scenes take place just a few yards into the water...
  5. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Examining a shelldweller. Image capture from series. A new PBS series titled Earth: A New Wild premiered yesterday. The entire 5-part series is about the travels of Dr. M. Sanjayan to various wildernesses around the world. While all episodes will be in stunning HD, the fifth episode should be...
  6. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Gold miners in the Amazon. Ron Haviv / VII The Amazon gold rush continues and its impact in the region isn't slowing down. An article on Smithsonian.com details the devastation taking place as gold fever leaves little room for protecting the ecology. Even the History Channel is cashing in on...
  7. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Following The Fish in the Near Shore Waters of Lake Tanganyika video documentary. A short documentary on the study of algae and algae eating fish in the shallow waters of Lake Tanganyika. The study is trying to determine the impact of changes in the quality of algae. Pollution and changing...
  8. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Congo River. Photo by Bsm15. Smithsonian.com has put out an interesting article about evolution in the worlds deepest river. The Congo River, with its unique characteristics, has created some interesting evolutionary circumstances. With depths of over 700 feet and an average discharge of...
  9. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Xingu river is one of the major tributaries of the Amazon river. It is also a source for many cichlid species. Unfortunately, a dam is being build on the Xingu river that will have a significant impact on the local ecology. Scientists from Brazil, Canada and the U.S. are working together to...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    Freshwater Natural Aquarium Documentary is a detailed video showing the many fishes from Venezuela in their natural habitat. If you keep New World cichlids, this documentary is for you. The producers of this video not only took the time to capture great footage, but they also include detailed...
  11. Lake Tanganyika Species
    The other day I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I decided to pop in an old favorite VHS tape. Yes I still have a VHS player, don't judge me. In the mid-90s National Geographic released Jewel of the Rift, and it turned me on to Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Until them I had only kept Lake Malawi and...
  12. General Aquaria Discussion
    Payara, Hydrolycus scomberoides, from Uraima Falls in Venezuela Animal Planet is having a River Monsters marathon all day. Although the fish in the episodes are not cichlids, the show is exciting to watch. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Animal Planet show, River Monsters is...
  13. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Video of Lamprologus callipterus displaying some of its wild behavior in a tank. Many of us have seen this behavior in National Geographic's Jewel of the Rift video, but here it is demonstrated in a tank. Lamprologus callipterus males will steal shells from other males, sometimes with females...
  14. General Aquaria Discussion
    EarthTouch video of some of Lake Malawi's nightlife and some impressive Copadichromis bowers. This episode of EarthTouch's Cichlids of Lake Malawi series starts off with a quick view of some of the lake's nightlife. Catfish, crabs and Protomelas can all be seen in the night footage. It is the...
  15. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    httpv://youtu.be/7H3HIhUxWao A 4 minute clip on what appears to be an upcoming series on Lake Malawi. Looks like it will have some great new in the wild video.
  16. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart is a BBC documentary series that was released in the U.S. under the name The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story. The video is from the second episode titled Water. Everyone should view the entire series, but if you forward this video to 17:00, the documentary...
  17. Lake Tanganyika Species
    The is a trailer for the Guerra das Conchas (Battle of the Shells) documentary. The documentary is in 7 parts, narrated in Portuguese with English subtitles and when all the parts are combined, almost 3 hours long. If you are really into shell dwellers or what to see some of their interesting...
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