Like Conan O’brien on the Tonight Show, rumors that Ecosystem is dropping Reef Life Magazine have turned out to be true with the letter that was sent out to subscribers this week. The first paragraph is quoted below:
Due to this difficult economic climate, EcoSystem Publications will no longer be publishing ReefLife magazine. As such, the November/December 2009 issue was the last issue that will be produced. We appreciate your support and are truly sorry we will no longer be producing ReefLife, as we worked very hard to make it one of the best marine and reef magazines available. Instead, Ecosystem Aquarium will be focusing on its vast line of products.
Reef Life Magazine has some really great writers and some of the best pictures around. Even though Reef Life Magazine launched at the beginning of the summer of the worst economy in decades, last Fall it seemed to just be hitting a stride as the staff grew into their britches and started serving up some hot and fresh reef life articles. It sure was nice to see the magazine in Barnes & Nobles and to be able to read Reef Life online. We’re sad to see the fledgling publication go the way of Coco but perhaps another publisher will see all of the potential that the magazine had in print and on-line.