Watch How Expedition Reef Visualization Was Made At The California Academy of Sciences

Expedition Reef Visualization Go behind the scenes with the California Academy of Sciences to see how they creating this ultra-realistic coral reef. The visual will be used in for the digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems.…

California Academy of Sciences dive team is scoring big in the depths of the Philippines

After what has been a lengthy period of preparation, scouting and diving, the California Academy of Sciences’ expedition to the Philippines is beginning to yield a nice catch of truly exotic deep reef fish. The first notable catch of the…

“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…

California Academy of Sciences NightLife highlights sustainable seafood

The California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and home to the world famous Steinhart Aquarium, hosts a unique event every Thursday night. The NightLife series is an over 21 event, opening the doors for a…

Richard Ross interviewed about Cuttlefish breeding program at California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences which Reef Builders’ own Richard Ross works for has been getting busy in the maternity ward. A local TV station (ABC7) interviewed the different programs that have had success, those of Asian horned frogs and…

California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium and Museum opens tomorrow

The much hyped and highly anticipated California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium and Museum finally opens to the public tomorrow. The museum is touted as the greenest exhibit building in the world which was built with recyclable materials and with…

New sea slug discovered off California coast

Sometimes the most exciting things are hiding right in front of you, just waiting for you to see. Marine biologist Jeff Goddard knows this quite well after he discovered a new species of nudibranch in a California tide pool in…

Reef Builders invades California this weekend: Brian @ MAX, Jake @ BAR

The Reef Builders staff does it’s fair share of traveling to marine aquarium events around the country but this weekend we’ll be serving double duty with Brian at MAX and myself at BAR. This Saturday and Sunday, the third Marine…

Pseudanthias hangapiko, A New Anthias Species from Easter Island

Pseudanthias hangapiko is a new species of anthias from the South Pacific region of Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island. The hangapiko anthias was discovered way back in 2017 during an expedition to explore the mesophotic reefs of Easter…

Seven Public Aquariums Offering Brilliant Digital Content

Missing some of your favorite public aquariums? Or just need to keep busy?  We’ve put together a list of seven public aquariums offering engaging virtual content. This list includes a few live cams, (don’t miss the Anthias Cam), and much…