Sulawesi

Flamboyant Cuttlefish Spend Most Of Their Time Blending In With The Sand

Lookup any pictures of the iconic Flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) and you’re sure to see it’s flashing bright purple and yellow hues. However, a recent study proves their colorful patterns are only a display, and they spend most of their…

[WATCH] New Species Discoveries With Dr. Mark Erdmann and Ocean Geographic

Have you ever wanted to invite a scientist into your living room and hear about all their exciting discoveries? Ocean Geographic has been hosting live video sessions with experts around the globe and last week we tuned in to hear…

Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus, Rare Phantom Angelfish Spotted in The Wild

Rare Phantom Angelfish The adult Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus is an attractive angelfish with a velvety black belly, silver-grey body, bright solid yellow tail, and a distinctive scribbled face. It’s not often I write about fish, but when a stunner like this…

Stylocoeniella Is A Great Reef Aquarium Coral!

Stylocoeniella is an underrated family of amazing aquarium corals, which, often end up in the aquarium world as a hitchhiker along other corals or live rock. This genus is part of an even more discreet, unheard of family: Astrocoeniidae that…

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…

Lobo Loco Reef in Manado Sulawesi is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Sulawesi is the coral diving destination that just keeps on giving! After the Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition to Sulawesi early this year, we weren’t sure there was anything left to blow our minds, at least in terms of coral…

A few Beautiful Pseudoplesiops collare Collected in Sulawesi

Dottybacks are a diverse group of small tropical marine fish which include many popular species such as the colorful Pictichromis and personable Pseudochromis. While many of these dottybacks have a reputation for being quite pugnacious and aggressive, there are some smaller and…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Lembeh Strait

Coral Spotting Lembeh If you’ve spent any amount of time scuba diving, chances are you’ve heard of the Lembeh Strait. This channel of water between the mainland of Sulawesi and Lembeh island holds a mythical place in the psyche of…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, Sulawesi Mainland Across from Bangka

If you’ve been following along with the Sulawesi half of our Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, you will start to see a trend emerge that coral species are very much influenced or restricted by their habitats. As aquarists, this information comes…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bangka Island

Bangka Island Bangka Island is known as a nonphotosynthetic coral paradise. Scuba divers and vacationers are attracted to the Robinson Crusoe island to get away from the hustle, relax on a white sand beach, and jump in the flow for…