New endangered coral ruling threatens your right to grow corals

In 2012, the NOAA made it known that they were considering listing 66 stony coral species as threatened. After receiving extensive public comments to the tune of 42,000 letters and emails along with another 32,000 emails after extending the comments…

Get ready for lots of exciting stories from the Fluval Sea Flores Expedition

We’re back from the Flores Sea with loads of exciting observations and documentation on┬áthe reefs of this part of Indonesia. With support from Fluval Sea and no less than nine months of planning, we succeeded in diving and surveying and…

National Marine Fisheries Service extends endangered coral ruling by six months

The American reef aquarium hobby can breathe a little easier today, at least for another 6 months. Having received a deluge of public comments and lots of criticisms from coral researchers and scientists, the National Marine Fisheries Service is extending…

Reef Hobby needs YOU: call for comments regarding ESA coral listing

On December 7, 2012, NOAA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register (77 FR 73219) in response to a petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity to list 83 reef-building coral species as threatened or endangered under the…

Breaking: NOAA announces the proposal to list 66 stony coral species as endangered or threatened

Just hours ago NOAA and the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) made public their intention to move forward with the proposal to list 66 species of stony corals under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You may recall that three years…

Vivid Aquariums is currently offering an incredible motherlode of diverse Acropora

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gZjPArl5fE[/youtube] We’ve visited Vivid Aquariums many times before but we were absolutely floored by the incredible diversity of Acropora that Vivid is currently offering for sale. Now we’ve seen quite a few stores get loaded up on maricultured…

The showstopping Acropora colonies of Michael Moye (and a great experience with the Avast Marine Porthole)

Michael Moye is a veteran reef aquarist living in Greenwich Connecticut and he is the owner of a high energy 500 gallon reef tank that’s been pushing up polyps for over a decade – 1996 to be exact. We had…

80 Species of stony corals could be added to Endagered Species list

There is an Arizona based environmental group that has started a petition that calls for protection of 80 species of stony corals. Effectively putting them on the Endangered Species list. While 83 were specifically stated, only 80 have made it…

Petition targets 83 coral species for U.S. endangered species list protection

The Center for Biological Diversity recently prepared and filed a scientific petition to have 83 coral species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The petition, filed on October 20, 2009, looks to use the powers of…