Coral Videos

Five time lapse aquarium videos that show the ‘behavior’ of corals

Everyone loves a good time lapse video, whether it is of everyday scenery, passing clouds, or just some plants growing. In aquariums, the use of time lapse photography is uniquely useful in helping to show the behavior and growth of…

The polyps of the weeping willow leather coral have gotten even longer

Earlier this year we shared with you a video of the Weeping Willow leather coral, a particular Sarcophyton species of soft coral that has been growing in aquaria since the nineties. At the beginning of the summer we began nourishing the aquarium water…

Reef Generation St. Martins aims to crowdfund artificial reef

The Reef Generation St. Martins project is an Indiegogo crowdfunding project whose aim is to build an artificial coral reef off the coast of St. Martin’s Grand Case to grow coral for reef restoration and develop educational programs. This project will be unique…

Mission Blue now available to stream on Netflix

Mission Blue is an important new movie that stresses the critical need to begin conserving the oceans the way that we protect the land. The Netflix original film is partly a biopic about the life of esteemed ocean scientist Sylvia…

Battle to save Miami coral from destruction

Colin Foord from Coral Morphologic is battling time, strong currents and eels in the effort to save corals in Miami’s harbor from being blasted to smithereens by the Army Corp of Engineering during the $220 million Deep Dredge project to…

Turbinaria heronensis – an incredible story of coral comeback

I’ve been personally fascinated with Turbinaria heronensis ever since the first time I saw one in a book, but never could I have believed that I would ever get my hands on a whole colony of this fantastic species. Looking more…

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…

Video of Marshall Islands’ Pacific Elhorn Acropora rotumana

The Pacific Elkhorn Acro that made headlines several years ago has an uncanny resemblance to the Caribbean Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata.  It was a great surprise to find the highly distinctive Pacific Elkhorn Acro growing aplenty in Kwajalein Atoll and in addition to…

Kwajalein has more than its fair share of Red Acropora

Red Acros are one of the rarest color forms you can find in captively grown Acropora species, which is why species such as the ORA Red Planet, the Red Dragon acro, and the raspberry red Millepora acros are so popular in…

Possible Acropora chimera: a table acropora develops unusual upright branches

We spotted many beautiful corals and unknown colors while thoroughly assessing the coral life of Kwajalein Atoll, but one particularly colony stands out among our discoveries for some very unusual features. Two coral species which are well represented inside the…