micronesia

Sponge farming on the Island of Pohnpei Micronesia

We’ve heard of coral farming, oyster farming, seaweed farming and yes even sea squirt farming, but sponge farming was a first. We see a few small colorful varieties of sponges being sold for reef tanks, however there is not a large…

Macronesia takes a closer look at octopuses

Scientist and marine conservation enthusiast Shane Siers has a fascinating website Macronesia to share his hobby of filming the underwater world. We came across his recent video on octopuses and were just mesmerized. If you are looking for a calming experience today,…

Pseudojuloides zeus is a new species of Pencil Wrasse from Micronesia

The genus Pseudojuloides constitutes a collection of fusiform torpedo shaped wrasses with chisel like incisiform teeth that are more often found living in lose sandy rubble instead of the usual coral cover. Pseudojuloides was last revised in 1981 where five new species were added to…

New splitfin anthias species, Luzonichthys seaver described from Pohnpei Micronesia

Luzonichthys seaver is a new species of splitfin anthias that has just been described from two specimens collected in Pohnpei Micronesia. The splitfin anthias are an uncommon group of fishes in the marine aquarium hobby whose number of recognized species…