Teachers Register Your Class! Coral Live Broadcasting From CARMABI

Connect your classroom with Explorers Live CARMABI Research Station, Curaçao. Coral Live is an interactive classroom experience, bringing learning and science to life. Coral Live 2018 is the 3rd annual event immersing classrooms around the world in ocean science. Registration is…

Caribbean Coral Diares: Madracis carmabi

Madracis carmabi Madracis carmabi is a master of disguise. At first glance, you could be fooled into thinking this bulbous yellow coral is M. decactis or even the branching M. formosa, but take a closer look at the septal arrangement, and you might be surprised. Madracis carmabi is most likely a hybrid taking the ten septa arrangement…

‘Vivid’ Candy Basslet Forgot Its Black Accents

Besides the common royal gramma, the rare candy basslet is one of the unquestionable jewels of the Caribbean sporting one of the nicest combinations of colors and patterns. However one particularly vivid candy basslet decided it was going to outshine…

Coral Spawning Recorded Across The Caribbean August 2020

The full moon in August is a frenzied time for Caribbean coral scientists. Three of the Caribbean’s most iconic coral species, Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis), Elkhorn (Acropora palmata), and Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), are preparing for one big night of synchronized…

Unboxing Three Rare Nano Reef Fish from Among The Reef [Video]

The Liopropoma basslets are one of the most interesting and widespread group of small fishes available to aquarist, and we think they’re not nearly as popular as they should be. Their coloration, pattern, behavior, personality and even their hardiness is…

Mystery Corals of the Caribbean: Porites

Now, this is a question I must ask my most serious coral loving colleagues. How to tell the difference between all these Porites corals? *Looking to solve the mystery scroll to the bottom for Mystery corals, first is a description…

Rare Fish Spotlight: The Poor Man’s Candy Basslet, Liopropoma swalesi

The Swalesi basslet, Liopropoma swalesi, is a very attractive fish which is hardy and a perfect, calm-mannered citizen of reef aquariums. Although it’s a beautiful fish, the swalesi basslet has been mostly overshadowed by more exotic species of basslets, most notably, the…

Quick Guide To Branching Caribbean Corals

Branching Corals Quick Guide We get it, you’re busy and don’t have time to sit around sifting through books or perusing our Guide to Caribbean Corals. So we made this quick guide to branching corals so you can easily identify Caribbean species at…

Corals Spawn More Than You Think! Video Of Coral Spawning In Bonaire
Caribbean Coral Spawning It's that time of year again when corals around the Caribbean synchronize for one night of release. But did you know coral aren't restricted to a single night of spawning each year? It is widely believed that coral…
Caribbean Coral Diaries: Madracis decactis

Madracis decactis Madracis is an attractive species of coral often covered in stout furry polyps. This species, Madracis decactis, grows into compact yellow lobes and is common, although not abundant. Juvenile colonies start by encrusting onto rocks before forming short lobes or branches. As…