If you’ve been wondering what new and old ORA corals look like, take a visit over to the aptly named ORAcorals website. Not only does ORAcorals show you ORA’s corals, it includes multiple pictures of all the species/strains. The site also shows grown-out colonies under a range of lighting and aquarium environments so that variability in growth and form can be evaluated from the pictures. With the aggressive marketing of captive raised corals on the internet, its a wonder why ORA has never put much effort towards getting people excited about their propagated coral strains. Not only is their website lackluster but it also usually lags behind the release of new coral strains by several months. There is no explicit call for submissions to ORAcorals but with many strains lacking pictures on the website, we urge you to send in your ORA coral pics to ORAcorals.com as we’ll be going through our own photo coffers.Â The ORAcorals website looks great so far and we look forward to the site becoming more complete in the future.
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.