Cairns Marine churns out another stunning Bodianus paraleucosticticus from the Coral Sea

Bodianus paraleucosticticus¬†is a gorgeous hogfish that is far too scarce in the trade. The five-striped hogfish is layered in alternating stripes of salmon pink and white, gradually fading to yellow as it reaches the base and tail region. All hogfishes…

Talking Fish produces a great video all about Cairns Marine, Australia

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTq_V1n7H6I[/youtube] So far we’ve only been casually following the Talking Fish episodes but their recent video all about Cairns Marine, a popular marine life collector and exporter in Australia, has definitely got our attention. In addition to the…

The first ever Marine Aquarium of Australia happening next month in Cairns

America has MACNA, Europe is setting up for MACE, and now Australia is getting in on the act with their very own Marine Aquarium Conference of Australia. Happening next month in Cairns Australia, this inaugural event will be hosted by…

Pitcairn Islands sports exquisitely pristine marine life

A recent expedition by National Geographic to the Pitcairn Islands group has documented an incredibly pristine reef the likes of which are almost no longer on this earth. As part of the Pristine Seas project, divers and documentarians from National…

Cairn’s Marine adds another feather to its cap with this stunning super male Pseudanthias flavicauda

Pseudanthias flavicauda is a member of the “randalli species complex”, where excluding various unnamed species, contains three members. Of which two species, P. flavicauda and P. randalli, are Pacific in distribution while P. pulcherrimus is restricted to the Indian Ocean.…

Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve set to be the world’s largest marine park

The Australian government just announced plans to create a marine reserve park covering nearly 1 million square kilometers (385,000 square miles) of the Coral Sea that includes the Great Barrier Reef.¬† Once opened, the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve will…

Living Coral Biobank Project Kicks off in Australia

You might have heard of a seed bank but have you ever heard of a Living Coral Biobank? A relatively new initiative by Great Barrier Reef Legacy is taking place in tropical North Queensland, Australia. Right on the doorstep to…

Rare Prognathodes geminus Photographed in Stunning Detail

It’s been less than two years since Prognathodes geminus was minted a distinct species from the other barred deepwater butterflyfish and today we have some of the first live images of this species in an aquarium setting. Collected by Cairns Marine…

Fruit Salad Chalice Coral is a Radical Echinophyllia

Chalice corals of the Echinophyllia genus can have some of the boldest colors and wildest patterns and in the name of keeping tabs of how awesome they can be, we’ve featured a wide diversity of so-called rainbow chalice corals over…

Pavona maldivensis Discovered with Both Orange and Green Color

Pavona maldivensis is one of the most distinctive stony corals in the world with a gnarly growth form and mound shaped corallites that reefers once believed to be a bizarre species of Cyphastrea. Unlike other more encrusting and ruffled species…