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Hawaii anti-aquarium legislation being reconsidered TODAY

An amended HB 873HD1 regulating the aquarium fishery will be heard by Committee on Judiciary on Friday at 3:00 p.m. in the State Capitol’s Conference Room 325. Testimony must be received by the Committee no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday,…

Japanese fish shows up in crab pot off coast of Oregon

Crab fisherman off the coast of Oregon got a surprise when they brought up a crab pot and discovered a live striped knifejaw that is native to Japan, China and Korea. The fish is now with a team of scientists…

Hawaii removes ban on aquarium collection in proposed bill

Hawaii has been at the center of legislation that would ban aquarium collection. Last week, the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs approved a revised House Bill 873 which initially called for a ban on the industry…

Melanurus Wrasse Bred In Captivity

In a short updated published by Rising Tide Conservation last night, Kevin Barden laid claim to the first captive-breeding of the Melanurus Wrasse, Halicheores melanurus. This now brings the total of tropical wrasses bred in captivity to two (the first being…

Coral Morphologic featured in Vice Magazine’s “The Creators Project” video series

The incredible work done by Coral Morphologic’s Colin Foord and Jared McKay has been captured in a two-part video series titled “Coral City” by John McSwain on Vice Magazine’s “The Creators Project” series. The videos show how the two are…

Fields of Caribbean staghorn corals discovered off Florida coast

In another bit of good news to start off the new year, it was recently announced that a huge field of Caribbean staghorn coral was discovered right off of the coast of South Florida. The Caribbean staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, is…

Wes Shinego documents the shallow reef life of Hawaii one instagram post at a time

Reef culture and social media may not be the likeliest of pairings, but it’s safe to say that in recent years the movement toward a more internet savvy environment has definitely taken a footing. You’re now hard pressed to find wholesalers or…

Florida reefs get Google Maps love

Google Maps took its Street View below the sea a few years back mapping the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and now the technology is coming to Florida’s reefs as US scientists are learning to use specialized fisheye lenses underwater in…

Finding Neo: Oceansphere is the Matrix for fish

Fisheries are under a lot of stress and strain and this company’s Matrix-like approach might just be the answer by creating automated fish farms in the open ocean. The Oceansphere, from Hawaii Oceanic Technology (HOT), is a huge spherical fish farm…

Coral Morphologic artwork graces the walls at Miami International Airport

Heading to Miami soon? Keep an eye out for the eye-catching artwork by Coral Morphologic that is gracing the walls at Miami International Airport through its MIA Galleries. The 80-ft. wall features images from Coral Morphologic’s local marine life photography…