Sean Ono
Sean Ono
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Sean has been keeping corals for the better part of a decade, both at home and as a former volunteer aquarist at one of the largest public aquariums in the United States. He has a particular affinity for anthozoan cnidarians (including corals) but is passionate about echinoderms, marine worms, macroalgae, and more. Despite his familiarity with reef-associated organisms, his previous academic research is more elasmobranch-centric, aiming to quantify the biomechanical and behavioral aspects of stingray tail strikes. Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Sean hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution, focusing on the intersection of biomechanics, sensory capabilities, and comparative morphologies of marine taxa.

Panic! at the Disco(soma) – An Overview of Discosoma spp. Corallimorphs

Many reef hobbyists, myself included, may have had their first foray at coral husbandry courtesy of a corallimorph. These so-called “mushroom-corals” of the taxonomic order Corallimorpharia are not true stony corals phylogenetically, but instead, represent a sort of “missing link”…