Chromis sahulensis & C. norfolkensis, Two More New Damselfish Species

Chromis norfolkensis and C. sahulensis are two new species of one of our favorite group of reef animals, the damselfishes. Like several of the most recently described species of Chromis especially, the new species have been teased apart from other common and well…

64,000 Sea Turtles Recorded Off The Coast of Australia

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has release incredible footage showing tens of thousands of green sea turtles swimming near Raine Island, North of Cairns Australia. The green sea turtles are coming ashore on Raine Island, which is about 620 kilometres…

Tosanoides bennetti, Another Great New Species of Deepwater Anthias

Tosanoides bennetti is the latest inductee into one of the most colorful and dare we say it, bombastic groups of tropical marine fish. Bennett’s deepwater anthias is part of a recent ‘spree’ of new species of Tosanoides from the Western…

Coral Bleaching data from the GBR ‘misinterpreted’

Has this years coral bleaching event been the worst bleaching ever recorded? Or perhaps just the most reported bleaching ever? The jury is out as to the true impact of this years major event on the Great Barrier Reef, with authority…

4.0 Cirrhilabrus laboutei & the Origins of Fairy Wrasse Diversity

At last, we’ve reached the thrilling conclusion to this comprehensive review of Fairy Wrasse evolution, and it’s time to once more dwell upon the topic of the group’s origins. As we’ve previously discussed, this enormously diverse genus can be comfortably categorized…

Tales from Thailand: Chingchai’s incredible DSPS tank

Having just returned from an amazing trip in Bangkok, it would almost be considered criminal if we weren’t going to spill and share on the reefing goodies this amazing city has to offer. Like our previous recount of BlueHarbor in…

Blastomussa loyae resurrected as a valid species from the Red Sea

Blastomussa loyae was first described from the Red Sea in 1978 as a separate species from Blastomussa merleti due to the separated walls and ‘irregular voids’ in the corallites of colonies. Blastomussa loyae was first discovered growing in abundance alongside B. merleti but…