Coral Videos

Time lapse & focus stacked coral video redefines “mind blowing”

Time lapse video and focus stacked images were made to feature corals in all their glory. But when you take 150 thousand images, focus stack them with panning and time lapse to produce a video like no one has ever seen before, Slow…

Zia Reefer’s gorgonian and soft coral tank is truly one of a kind

The reef aquarium world seems to be so oversaturated with stony coral madness, besides zoanthid polyps and ricordea, the soft coral truly don’t get their fair share of the spotlight. That is why Zia’s soft coral paradise of gorgonians and…

Disc and plate coral olympics captured on time lapse

We tend to think of corals as almost exclusively benthic, non motile creatures, so its fascinating when we are reminded that corals are animals too. While 99% of the corals we like to play with and culture are colonial and…

Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

Howard Hall is a well known name in underwater cinematography. He and his wife have won numerous Emmys and produced fine films for National Geographic and PBS Nature. Fortunately for us, they also have a vimeo channel that you can…

The weeping willow leather coral has impossibly long polyps

The “Weeping Willow” leather coral is an example of how unique and cool a Sarcophyton toadstool coral has to be for me to specifically grow it for more than a dozen years. I still remember the first time we saw the…

Andrew Sandler’s reef tanks are a cumulative 1,600 gallons of awesome

Andrew Sandler, or his online alias Hedgedrew, is a dedicated and real hardcore reefer with several amazing set ups. A cumulative total of roughly 1,600 gallons comprising numerous set ups, including amongst others a 1,250 gallon SPS tank, a butterfly…

Acclimating corals, how most home hobbyists should do it (video)

Imagine that you are just stepping off a long inter-continental flight. As you step off you are walked through a long hallway with air that has a smooth gradient of temperature and pressure to carefully acclimate you to your new…

Dampia pocilloporaeformis is a soft coral that prefers the company of SPS

Dampia is a very unique soft coral which has held a very special place in our hearts since the first time we ever saw one. There is only one species in the genus, Dampia pocilloporaeformis, which as its name implies,…

Friday Mega-Smorgasbord: Squid arms, robofish, shark feast, sea slugs, coral planting, living undersea, AEFW hit the high seas and gigantic clumps of whale poo

We have a great post lined up for this Friday with everything from amazing to just odd and something in between. We lead off this edition with a breaking story about deep sea squids that actually tear its arms free…

Coral Rekindling Venus brings marine life to planetariums

Coral Rekindling Venus is a project to display coral reefs and marine life at planetariums, bringing the experience of marine life cinematography to a whole new level. The full-dome digital planetarium motion picture will feature a wide array of stunning…