Coral

Spirograph Scolymia is the ultimate high definition coral

Do not attempt to adjust your screen. The above image is very real and having seen this coral specimen in person we can attest that this coral looks exactly like the image, no camera or light tricks. The crazies over…

Acropora rongelapensis, a recently described species from Marshall Islands

While skimming some literature we came across the coral name Acropora rongelapensis, which we had never heard before. A few minutes of sleuthing and the original description provided us with all the details of this new Acropora species described in…

Rare Solitary Balanophyllia video

Ok so solitary corals may not be the most exciting marine life to videotape but if youve never seen them these Australian Balanophyllia are very cool. This is a non-photosynthetic stony coral which can grow corallites up to 1.5″ long…

Jendub’s Pot of Gold Favia raises the bar for top shelf Faviids

We’re not much for hyping new coral strains but there appears to be no limit to the eye-popping coral coming of Australia, and some corals just can’t be ignored. If you’re a faviid collector then you’ve already seen the mystic…

The largest captive hammer coral in the world

Dear readers, we have the pleasure to present to you a coral which has been in captivity longer than most of us have been in the marine aquarium hobby. This is the largest aquarium hammer coral in the world as…

Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn?

Clouds were moving across the sun and a 20-knot northeast wind was stirring a 3-foot chop as Meaghan Johnson headed her open boat into the Florida Straits. Ms. Johnson, a program coordinator for the Nature Conservancy, headed the boat into…