Great Barrier Reef

New Variety of Dragon Fruit Acro from the Great Barrier Reef

While diving out the incredibly reach inner reefs of Southern Great Barrier Reef with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia, we found yet another insane piece of Acro…  The crazy thing with this Dragon Fruit Acro, is that it harbors the…

Have you ever seen a Fimbriaphyllia ‘Frammer’ Coral?

What exactly is a Frammer coral? It’s a Fimbriaphyllia with a tentacles mix of Hammer and Frogspawn tips. Recently the Euphyllia group has been revised and the only Euphyllia is the Torch, Euphyllia glabrescens, and all other former members have…

Coscinaraea, a Remarkable Genus of Coral & Aquarium Rarity

As proper coral nerd, we’re always on the lookout for different corals, regardless of their aquarium suitability. Diving around the world, we regularly come across this genus of coral in the shallow water, and never really understood, why these gorgeous…

Cherry Blossom Acropora rosaria is an Immortal Classic

While exploring inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef with our friends from Ultra Coral Australia, we came across many times a popular aquarium coral: The Cherry Blossom Acropora rosaria and were really astonished by its beauty and diversity. Nic…

Boring Bivalves Can Eat Corals from the Inside!

During our stay with the UCA team, and the few diving we made with them, we noticed that many corals, and especially Lobophyllia were showing weird holes on their polyps. After investigation, we found out that they were infested with…

Master of all UCA Homophyllia bowerbanki, is the ultimum LPS coral

During our stay in Australia, and touring up Ultra Coral Australia shed, we came across plenty of amazing coral. But one particular piece, stood far above the crowd. We were very lucky enough to steal a shot of the whole…

You Might Need Sunglasses to Look at the Solar Flare Acropora glauca

Scouting inshore reefs south of Mackay together with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia, we came across another crazy looking staghorn coral. It was so bright yellow, almost fluorescent, that it was glowing out even in this dirty nasty turbid water.…

Behold the Reef of a 1000 Acro Millies!

By: Vincent Chalias Spending time in Australia, we got the opportunity to see with our own eyes, what coral collecting in these waters is like. In another epic day on the bumpy, short sharp swell of Great Barrier Reefs water…

You Thought Collecting Coral Was a Dream Job?

By: Vincent Chalias In the last week, we spent some time with coral collector Nic Dos Santos from Ultra Coral Australia. Nic is a dedicated, passionate collector, and like everyone else, we thought he had the dream job, but we…

The Montipora That Wanted To Become An Acropora!

By: Vincent Chalias While diving in Australia inshore reefs together with Ultra Coral Australia, we came across some funny looking Montis. Australia inshore dirty, turbid reefs are a Coral disease and parasite paradise. All classic coral diseases are available in…