Azoox Corals

The Persian Gulf is hiding a treasure trove of brilliant Azoox corals

In the Ocean, and especially with corals, there’s still plenty left for us to discover, such as these incredibly Azoox corals being collected in the Middle East. When we first received this crop of images from a coral collector in…

Gorgonians don’t care about stupid ocean acidification

It seems like coral scientists and researchers are constantly finding new ways that corals are dying and how coral reefs are an endangered ecosystem, but for once, it seems like at least one group of corals will be able to…

Dendronephthya colonies can grow to massive sizes

We’ve always read that certain species of Dendronephthya soft corals can grow to massive proportions but it really took seeing a colossal one in person to appreciate what this means. While diving for the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition, we came…

Get ready for lots of exciting stories from the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition

We’re back from the Flores Sea with loads of exciting observations and documentation on the reefs of this part of Indonesia. With support from Fluval Sea and no less than nine months of planning, we succeeded in diving and surveying and…

You can help crack the ‘Dendronephthya code’

The aquarium you are looking at at home would not have been possible without the effort many other hobbyists and scientists put in lots of experimenting. Just 50 years ago, keeping marine fish alive for more than a few months,…

Zia Reefer’s gorgonian and soft coral tank is truly one of a kind

The reef aquarium world seems to be so oversaturated with stony coral madness, besides zoanthid polyps and ricordea, the soft coral truly don’t get their fair share of the spotlight. That is why Zia’s soft coral paradise of gorgonians and…

Archohelia rediviva resurfaces after a long absence from the hobby

If you were wondering wether the magical Archohelia redeviva would ever be seen in aquariums again, we can assure you that tales of this coral’s demise have been greatly exxagerated. By us. In private conversations with fellow NPS/Azoox reefers. It’d been…

Balanopsammia wirtzi, a new azoox coral species and genus from the Cape Verde Islands

Newly described stony corals are few and far between but West Africa has been hiding more than that in accessible, relatively shallow water. The new coral Balanopsammia wirtzi is an azooxanthellate stony coral from West Africa which was recently discovered to…

The Alaskan reefs feature some staggering beauty [VIDEO]

The myriad of seapens, the field of anemones, the mesmerizing kelp in the wave and the unbelievable closeups of invertebrates including a variety of shrimps, crabs, and hermit crabs, truly make this Alaska dive video a sight to behold. The…

Shoreliner11’s 65 gallon temperate reef is a cold water beauty

With the increasing popularity of cold water marine aquariums, the livestock seen in these systems are no longer just limited to locally found specimens and are actually starting to come from all around the world. Case in point is this…