Public Aquariums

Marineland Antibes Successfully Rears Spotfin Anthias

The Antibes Marineland scored another captive breeding success, successfully raising the common and popular Pseudanthias squamipinnis, also known as the spotfin anthias. This achievement wasn’t the first time that the spotfin anthias was successfully raised, the Long Island Aquarium raised…

France Oceanopolis, produces Ostorhinchus chrysopomus, the Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish

The Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysopomus, is not the most sexy, exotic fish for us Reef Tank Keepers. But I will disagree with this statement for few reasons: cardinalfish are nocturnal and live in schools, so they are a very attractive…

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…

France’s Marineland Has Rare Captive Breeding of Coral Shrimpfish

As we approach the opening of MACNA 2019 which this year is dedicated to Aquaculture, there appears to be lots of news and announcement about new captive breeding successes. The Antibes Marineland located in South of France, has a long history…

Watch How Expedition Reef Visualization Was Made At The California Academy of Sciences

Expedition Reef Visualization Go behind the scenes with the California Academy of Sciences to see how they creating this ultra-realistic coral reef. The visual will be used in for the digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems.…

The Case Of The Missing Ctenophores

In 2015 a team from the California Academy of Science set out on a expedition to the Philippines to explore the Coral Triangle’s biological treasures. The trip was aimed at exploring the Verde Island Passage, a stretch of water between the…

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…

A Voyage Through The Pacific – The Seattle Aquarium

We have a confession to make: We love public aquariums and we have a goal to visit as many as we possibly can throughout our travels. We recently stopped by the Seattle Aquarium and had an incredible afternoon viewing some…

A Visit To The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska.

Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium By: Jazmond Goss With passing time, we have learned a lot about keeping fish alive and happy. Most aquarists would probably agree that many lessons are learned the hard way – a loss of fishy…

The Hermit Crab Habitat May Be My Favorite Display In Tela

The demonstration aquarium at the Tela Marine Research Center does a nice job of recreating a variety of aquatic habitats, but the hermit crab habitat might just be my favorite. We can all agree that aquariums can inspire curiosity of…