No sooner do we report on some really darn old corals that we come across this close up and intimate video of an ROV getting all up in the personal space of an Isidella bamboo coral. The video was made at on seamount peaks of the Gulf of Alaska in 700-1200 meters of water, thats 2300-4000 feet. We’ll confess to havingÂ slight deep sea coral fetish and we ask that you wont hold it against us for constantly bringing to you the news of corals we can’t keep alive and grow in our aquariums (yet). Although it sounds far fetched now, look at all the advancements that have been made in teh aquarium hobby in just last ten years. Who knows? Since a handsized colony of gem-quality Corallium rubrum can easily sell for $1000, there’s no telling what kind of incentives there could be in the future to work with some of these species.
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.