pacific map2 Diversity and forms of the Pseudanthias ventralis species flock: How many are there? In light of our recent trend in picking apart cryptic species within a given complex like we did for Pseudanthias pascalus and Nemateleotris helfrichi, we continue yet again with a rather massive undertaking. This time with Pseudanthias ventralis. This beautiful species is wide ranging across much of Oceania, but seems prone to insular variations with at least
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“Diversity and Evolution of Coral Reef Fishes” lecture tomorrow at California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is presenting “Diversity and Evolution of Coral Reef Fishes,” a lecture by Dr. Luiz Rocha, as part of the Pritzker Lecture series. Rocha is the Assistant Curator, Ichthyology at the academy and will talk about the evolution, biogeography, and ecology of coral reef fishes. His overarching goal Read More

Facing pipeline, Saudi oil company moves coral reef

A Saudi Arabian oil company recently completed a relocation of a small coral reef found to be in harms way of a planned pipeline in the Arabian Gulf. Aramco, the Saudi state owned oil company, discovered the small reef in an environmental impact assessment around 100 meters offshore that was in the path of a Read More

Wisconsin Northwoods “Little Bohemia” of marine life

When we think of marine aquaculture and warehouse facilities we think about the typical havens like Southern California’s thriving wholesaler industry a stone’s throw from LAX. So it’s amazing to see Drs. Foster & Smith’s LiveAquaria, one of the top-notch facilities, in the heart of America’s Midwest a five-hour drive north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest Read More

Coral Reef Fishes Knowledge Cards from Pomegranate

Knowledge cards about coral reef fishes is an interesting way to get up to snuff on a wide range of potential marine aquarium fish in a short time. If you’ve already been reefing for a year or two, you may have already smoked past this learning curve but the knowledge cards can also be a Read More