Borbonius Anthias Captive Bred By Biota Palau

Biota Palau is no stranger to being first to captive breed some popular tropical marine fish and the Borbonius anthias is the latest species to be added to their catalog. Their captive bred mandarins have revolutionized the experience of keeping…

Oblique Butterflyfish Is The Coolest Fish You’ve Never Heard Of!

The Oblique Butterflyfish, Prognathodes obliquus, is a rare species from St. Paul’s Rock in the middle of the equatorial Atlantic Ocean. Although few mere mortals ever make it to this extremely isolated rocky islet, thankfully super-scientists like Dr. Luiz Rocha always…

Great New Pictures of BLUE Queen Angelfish from St. Paul’s Rock

The Queen Angelfish is one of the most iconic reef fish in the Caribbean Sea. It’s appearance has some regional variation throughout its range from Florida to Brazil, but there’s one place where the queen angels put on some very…

Global Coral Restoration Project To Begin In The Caribbean

Global Coral Restoration Project With non-stop talk about the loss of coral reefs due to climate change, the Global Coral Restoration Project is a much-needed lifeboat for reefs around the world. The project which started as a partnership between SECORE International…

Grammatonotus brianne is a Gorgeous New Basslet Species

Grammatonotus brianne is the latest species of deepwater anthias basslet to be described, having been discovered from profound depths in one of the epicenters of the Coral Triangle. The new spade-tailed Grammatonotus brianne was collected by expedition members of the California Academy of Sciences…

Incredible video of Staghorn coral spawning

Each year, researchers from all over the world come together in August in coral nurseries off the coast of Florida to witness one of the most stunning events in nature, coral spawning. This multi-institutional task force meets every year to help the…

Serranus pulcher, new basslet species from West Africa

Serranus pulcher is a new species of basslet from the east Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. It’s been a good long while since we’ve had a new species of Serranus described, so the new S. pulcher joins…

New Chromis species sighted in Principe, East Atlantic Ocean

Sao Tome and Principe are a pair of island groups in the Gulf of Guinea, right off the West Coast of the African continent.  Sao Tome and Principe are in tropical waters of the East Atlantic Ocean and so far from…

Top 5 reasons why we love MACNA

The Marine Aquarium Conference of North America is a yearly event buzzing with a cornucopia of reef related awesomeness. For some, it’s an annual tradition, for others, a pilgrimage. Regardless, MACNA presents its attendees with an exuberant atmosphere of fun and…

Brian Greene, Richard Pyle and Sonia Rowley teases with a surfeit of undescribed species from Pohnpei

To the uninitiated, the mesophotic coral reefs would seem like an unlikely place to find vibrant fish life. Antonymous to the ebullient habitat of shallow water coral gardens, the mesophotic zone is a gloomy contrast of seemingly endless dread and forlorn landscapes. Except not…