Coral

Over 200 new invertebrates and 11 new fish discovered in Philippines

The California Academy of Sciences recently concluded a biodiversity expedition in the Philippines discovering over 300 new species including 200 marine invertebrates and 11 new fish. The six-week expedition focused most of the marine exploration on the Verde Island Passage, a deep-water…

Follow this year’s SECORE coral spawning field workshop in Curacao

Just on the off chance you can’t make it out to Curacao this summer, the SECORE team is bringing all the fun from its annual coral spawning field workshop to you via its blog and Facebook page. From August 12-22,…

ORA releases new Montipora capricornis otherwise known as Pink Polyp Cap

The new ORA Pink Polyp Cap is another beautiful and trade-worthy coral added to the company’s offering. Just announced by ORA on Monday, the Pink Polyp Cap is an olive green colored Montipora capricornis with dark pink polyps. The nice contrast adds…

Massive coral reef, twice the size of Manila, destroyed in Philippines by poachers

A tragic crime that is being described as “the rape of the ocean” took place in the Philippines where poachers decimated an entire reef area almost twice the size of Manila harvesting over 21,000 pieces of black coral and killing 161 endangered sea turtles and…

Daylight soft coral spawn caught on film in the Phillipines

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”385″]http://vimeo.com/24080492[/vimeo] We’ve been lucky to follow along on the adventures of the California Academy of Sciences team that is currently on biodiversity expedition of the Philippines and have seen various postings from Richard Ross and Matt Wandell of…

New pseudochromis and Euphyllia among the recent discoveries in Bali, Indonesia

Scientists just discovered eight new fish species and one new coral species after conducting a marine survey around Bali. Targeting 33 different sites the team identified 952 fish and found that eight were new undiscovered species that included damsels, eels…

Cherry Charm Paly is a large looker from Cherry Corals

The Cherry Charm Paly is a gorgeous and jumbo size palythoa with amazing coloration. Cherrie Corals started teasing this polyp strain yesterday and now their website has gone live with some WYSIWYG frags with two polyps of Cherry Charm Palys…

ORA releases new Sprung Stunner or Echinopora lamellosa

ORA has released a new coral that was named by the awesome reef building community. Sprung’s stunner is a “extremely fast growing Echinopora lamellosa that has a purple base and bright green polyps.” Like the name suggests, this coral was…

Fluorescent coral photoshoot goes down at ORA’s farm

Fluorescent corals are the primary reason that many of us got into the reefing hobby in the first place. Although we all strive to have daytime lights which show the fluorescence of corals under balanced lighting, there is no substitute…

Uhuru’s stellar Azoox nano reef

We are always on the lookout for unique and beautiful aquariums and this Azoox aquarium from “Uhuru” that was selected as the featured this month on Nano-Reef fits the bill. A non-photosynthetic aquarium is no easy task in itself, let…