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Jeff Milisen Releases The Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawai‘i

Blackwater diving is an otherworldly experience not to be missed. Jeff Milisen an expert on the subject of blackwater photography and has just released a new field guide to the world of blackwater marine life in Hawai’i. Every night the…

Coral Lok Makes Planting Coral Frags As Simple As Twist And Go

The Coral Lok system is a two-part design with a screw-shaped frag plug that fits into modular reef cells embedded with a female threaded Coral Lok receiver. The system is currently designed for coral restoration projects on the natural reef, however, aquarists…

Rare Hybrid Hawksbill-Green Sea Turtle Joins Tour de Turtles Race in Florida

A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle is off to the races following her release from a Florida Keys Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital. The sea turtle named “Maisy” will participate in a long-distance online race that follows the migration of sea turtles…

Corals are Migrating to Cooler Water, Shifting Towards the Poles

A recent publication from Yale university is highlighting the response of certain coral species to climate change. Observations are done on a daily basis in Japan, Australia, US east Coast, Hawaii… that an ‘unheralded ecological regeneration may be underway’ in…

Aquariums are Saving the Last Florida Pillar Corals

A team of Scientist and Aquarist from the Florida Aquarium, last month broke the news for spawning in captivity for the first time, the last remaining live colonies of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) known from Florida state waters.  Aquarium Industry…

Well Hello! White Yellow Tang

A beautiful and wild Zebrasoma Codename: ‘Cheddar’ Hawaii has become somewhat known for producing outstanding aberrantly marked Zebrasoma tangs on occasion, and ‘Cheddar’ here is no exception. Two other very notable white tangs ‘Casper’ and ‘Powder’, both had originally grown…

Crazy Hybrid Clown Triggerfish Shows Up In Hawaii (Where They Don’t Occur)

Hawaii is known to be home to many a crazy awesome reef fish, but clown triggerfish are not one of them. So you can imagine the surprise of divers in Maui when they came across this wild looking triggerfish which…

Octopus Aquaculture A tour Of The Kanaloa Octopus Farm

When we were invited to take a tour of the Kanaloa Octopus Farm with the Kona Underwater Group in Hawaii, we were very excited to see what the Farm was doing with its research into such an enigmatic and mysterious…

Pelagic Blackwater Diving With Pro photographer Jeff Milisen

Pelagic Blackwater The translation of the word PHOTOGRAPHY from Latin would be; “to draw with light”, and our guest produces astonishing portraits of seldom seen animals in the pitch-black waters off the Kona coast of Hawaii. We sat down with…

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Film Is The Most Important Aquarium Video You’ll See All Year

It’s been a long time coming but the aquarium hobby finally has an informative video that tells our side of the story. The aquarium hobby, and especially the aquarium fishery in Hawaii, is under constant fire by detractors who have a…