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Corals As Colorful As This Lobophyllia Shouldn’t Exist!

You know we’ve covered our fair share of sensational corals in our many years of blogging but there’s always a coral out there which is ready to raise the bar and blow our minds. The latest incomprehensibly colorful coral comes to…

This Is What A Metric Boatload of Wild Corals Looks Like!

If you enjoyed our first video walkthrough of Cairns Marine with a focus on the fish systems, you’re definitely going to love this next part with more emphasis on the corals. We’ve been to coral collectors around the world plenty…

Abei Angelfish Collected in the Coral Sea

The Abei Angelfish, Centropyge abei, is a reef fish so rare that most of us, ourselves included, have never seen one in real life. To date, your only chance to see a living Abei Angelfish has been at the Waikiki Aquarium…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus roseafascia from the Coral Sea

Among the two dozen or so most commonly encountered fairy wrasses, the elusive rose banded fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus roseafascia is not among them. This species is a relative newcomer to the documented fairy wrasse group, having only been described in 1982.…

A fly/spy on the wall at Cairns Marine – Part 2

The caliber and quality of sustainably collected animals from Cairns Marine are some of the best anywhere in the world today. From miniature shrimps to magnificent sharks, stinging anemones to demanding Acropora, every animal that pass through these doors are exposed…

A fly/spy on the wall at Cairns Marine – Part 1

The heaven and earth contrast between home aquarists and public aquarists have succeeded in fissuring the marine aquarium paradigm in more ways than one. While both industrial scenes are unified by the prevailing love of marine life, the industrial aspects and technical rigmarole…

Neon green Psammocora discovered living as a rollolith in Australia

A couple of neon green Psammocora have just been discovered to be living unattached, as free living coral colonies known as ‘rolloliths’. Psammocora is just the latest stony coral genus to be documented living as a rollolith, a growth form in…

Brilliant yellow branching flowerpot lands at Unique Corals

Flowerpot corals of the Goniopora genus is not usually a coral to get really excited about, but a new type/strain just landed at Unique Corals which is making us want to set up a field of them. The new corals are a…

Peculiar thin-branching Euphyllia collected in Cairns, Australia

The stony coral genus Euphyllia includes at least nine species that each display a staggering degree of diversity, but it seems like there’s still a few corals out there which don’t fit the mold for what is already known and documented…

Reef Builders x Cairns Marine: A visit to the facility

If you’ve been following our recent posts and our Facebook updates judiciously, you’d know that we had the greatest pleasure of visiting Cairns Marine and their wonderful team just a few weeks back. Apart from touring the facility and seeing how…