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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…

Horniman’s ‘Lab Grown’ Tenuis Acros Are The REAL Limited Edition Corals!

For the last twenty years a certain subset of wild corals have been deemed to be ‘limited edition’, but since these come from the boundless ocean, how limited could they be? Well today we have what is perhaps one of…

UK’s Horniman successfully completes in-vitro fertilization of captive corals

The UK’s Horniman Museum and Gardens has accomplished the first successful in-vitro fetilization of captive coral when a collection of corals transplanted from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2015, recently spawned. The spawning event in December that released approximately 130,000 eggs from nice corals of two…

‘Project Coral’ fundraising event slated for November 14 at UK’s Charterhouse Aquatics

Project Coral has been a creative and revolutionary project spearheaded by Jamie Craggs curator of the UK’s Horniman Aquarium and they are hosting a fundraising event on November 14 to ensure the project continues. You may recall, Project Coral is behind the…

Watch coral spawning in captivity at Horniman Museum and Gardens in London

We wrote about how Jamie Craggs has been recreating coral spawning in captivity at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London before, but seeing it in action is simply amazing. Watch this stunning video to see how he successfully triggered a mass spawning in…

London and Singapore to spearhead pioneering synchronous coral spawning project

The Horniman Museum & Gardens in London has teamed up with Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa to spearhead a tandem experiment, which aims to achieve the simultaneous spawning of captive corals across two continents. This novel project is run by London’s Horniman…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Aurora, goddess of dawn and depth

Bridging the gap between our previous Osaka recount and the next is this feature on the one and only Liopropoma aurora. Previously in Dr. Shimokobe’s collection, we caught a glimpse of this species being housed in his deepwater set up.…

Handmade acropora ‘supercolonies’ intentionally spawned in an aquarium

The story of what Jamie Craggs and friends have accomplished with their ‘manufactured’ mother colonies is nothing short of astounding. Working at the Horniman Museum and Aquarium, in less than 12 months they went from frags, to sexually viable colonies…