Coral

Colin Foord presents urban Acropora at TEDxMiami

[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3uCnEN7lE&t=12s[/youtube] We wrote in August about Coral Morphologic’s Colin Foord speaking at the prestigious TEDxMiami and we are happy to share with you his informative presentation is now available online. Foord’s unique presentation dives into finding thriving coral…

Anacropora puertogalerae shows up at Happy Coral

Its been a great year so far for ‘deepwater acro’ lovers, AquaSD scored a super sweet and rare Acropora derawanensis just last August and we spotted an Acropora elegans in Route 66 Marine’s tank last month at MACNA. This time…

Staghorn Coral Tree Nursery by Coral Restoration Foundation takes a page from aquarium culture techniques

The Coral Tree Nursery is an innovative new technique for growing corals at sea which takes some inspiration from techniques for culturing corals that were pioneered in home aquariums. Now the whole Coral-Tree part is totally of Coral Restoration Foundation’s…

Behold the ‘Fly Amanita’ Chalice coral

The Fly Amanita chalice is probably the illest coral we saw at MACNA 2011, and that’s why we brought it home. This gorgeous piece of Echinophyllia was acquired from A Reef Creation for a very reasonable sum, and although we’re…

Lophelia.org is THE source for everything about deep water corals, David Attenborough approved

As hard core reef hobbyist, we are also very much fascinated with the ecology and biology and the conservation of any marine creature, and deep water corals are no exception. It’s been quite a long time since we first shared…

Scandinavian cold water aquariums a lot more diverse than you might think

When thinking about coldwater marine aquariums, west coast aquariums like that of Steve Weast come to mind, usually not coldwater aquariums from the supposedly “murky” waters of the coasts in Scandinavia. Recently however we’ve come across some Scandinavian cold water aquariums that throw…

Raja Ampat Indonesia is a non-photosynthetic coral heaven

This video of Raja Ampat is pure NPS Heaven. . . if you can ignore the soundtrack. Cirque du Soleil music isn’t the ideal tribute to this great video of Eastern Indonesian aposymbiotic corals. But taste aside, thanks to the…

Marcy’s reef is full of sweet azoox corals

At Reef builders we are huge fans of azoox reef aquariums because they are unique and quite simply they’re just hot. This neat little Japanese 170L (45 US gallons) tank is no exception. The huge variety of Tubastraea, Dendrophilia and…

Coral growth time lapse video of a Caribbean reef tank for two years

There’s so much more to this time lapse video than the growth of an Acropora cervicornis hitting the glass and then encrusting its entire surface. Over the span of more than two years, 734 days to be exact, we can…

Coral Search becomes Corals of the World online, every stony coral species now a click away (again)

Corals of the World online is a modernized version of the old staple website for coral identification, Coral Search. Before Coral Search the average aquarist would have been hardpressed to name more than a dozen species of stony corals, and…