Nicole Helgason
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Nicole Helgason is a professional scuba diver and can often be found photographing corals and sharing her passion about coral reefs around the world. Nicole is Reef Builders Event Manager and is responsible for running ReefStock shows in Denver and Sydney. Nicole is also a manager for Reef Builders social media accounts and a weekly contributor to the Reef Builders site. Nicole has a Bachelors degree in Coastal Geography from the University of Victoria, and is originally from Vancouver Canada.

Time To Frag Birdsnest Coral With Gallery Aquatica TV!

G’day Reefers! Ania the coral fragging fairy has graced us with another frag file video. In this new episode we learn about Seriatopora, Birdsnest coral a diverse, adaptable, and fast-growing corals perfect for beginner hobbyists but not to be forgotten…

Take A 90 Second Dive On Some Of Australias Most Iconic Coral Reefs

Experience the serenity of scuba diving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 90 seconds. Harriet Spark of Grumpy Turtle Creative takes us on a journey through John Brewer Reef in the latest installment of her 90-second dives series. This compelling video…

Sunscreen Is Preventing Jellyfish Larvae From Reaching Their Full Potential

A compound found in sunscreen, is delaying the development of some jellyfish larvae, finds a new study from the University of Georgia. Drs Bill Fitt and Dietrich Hofmann tested the ability of jellyfish larvae to swim and metamorphosis, and found…

Women of the Water: Inspiring the Next Generation – Join Piscine Energetic For A Live Video Series

When public aquariums were forced to close their doors Piscine Energetics answered the call organizing a weekly private zoom chat called Quarantining with Curators. These zoom chats were exclusive for public aquarium curators and staff, however, for the next two…

Rare Australian Ornate Boxfish On Display At The Birch Aquarium

The Ornate Boxfish has to be one of the most adorable fish alive. With his geometric striped markings, bright orange tale, and devilish grin, this iconic Australia species has earned his spot in the holy grail fish book. Ornate Boxfish…

Scientist In Australia Discover New Coral And Spot A Rare Rhinopias In Comprehensive Deep-Sea Study

For the very first time, scientists have been able to view the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The team from the Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded…

Waterbox Aquariums Introduces The New Marine X Series

Waterbox Aquariums has redesigned their popular MARINE series aquariums to create the MARINE X with new features aquarium hobbyists will love. New features include glass overflow with removable weir teeth, dual returns, and a sump filtration system. The MARINE X…

Sea Anemones Develop New Tentacles Depending On How Much They Eat

The more they eat the more tentacles they grow, so get feeding your anemones today! Until now it’s been unclear what regulates the number of tentacles a sea anemone can grow. Scientists from the Ikmi group at EMBL Heidelberg have…

Holy Claw Feeding Cube For Frozen Foods

Don’t let your frozen food wander aimlessly around your tank! Pop a cube in the feeding cube and let it dissolve naturally with newly defrosted pieces distributed around the aquarium. Holy Claw is a new reef aquarium acrylic manufacturing company…

New Shoreline Hunting Behavior Recorded for Titan Triggerfish

In case you needed another reason to fear the titan trigger, apparently, they can nearly beach themselves for a snack. Keep an eye on your toes next time you’re walking at the beach, as a titan trigger could be lurking…