Is that a coral banded crab in your pants or are you just happy to see me? A recent expedition to the tiny island nation of Vanuatu has yielded a wealth of new aquatic and terrestrial species. It is safe to say that the expedition included a crab specialist because there were dozens of new crab species in the mix. You’d think that with all these people criss-crossing the globe illions of times per day we would have fewer huge large discoveries like this but that is not the case. Now we just need to send a fish and a coral expert to discover more species that aquarists would want to keep. Further reading at Zooillogix and image galleries at National Geographic.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.