Stigmatopora harastii, a New Species of Red Pipefish from Botany Bay, Australia

Stigmatopora harastii is a brand new species of pipefish with a bright red coloration to hide amongst a particular habitat of sponges and red algaes. It’s surprising that the discovery was made in Australia’s Botany Bay, right there in the harbor of…

Scientists In Australia Have Discover A Towering Detached Reef

Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute team have made a new discovery, a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef–the first to be discovered in over 120 years. The towering reef measures more than 500m high–taller than the…

Take A 90 Second Dive On Some Of Australias Most Iconic Coral Reefs

Experience the serenity of scuba diving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 90 seconds. Harriet Spark of Grumpy Turtle Creative takes us on a journey through John Brewer Reef in the latest installment of her 90-second dives series. This compelling video…

Larval Sunfish Look Surprisingly SImilar To A Cartoon Sun

No one expected the giant bump-head Mola species (Mola alexandrini) to have such a cute looking larval phase. Thanks to the combined efforts of scientists from Australia and New Zealand the early life stage of one of the world’s largest fish…

Global Survey Found Sharks Were Missing From Twenty Percent Of Coral Reefs Worldwide

Over the past decades, shark populations around the world have been dwindling. Overexploitation for shark fins, and by catch from commercial fishing has lead to a sever inbalance in the worlds shark population. Unfortunately, the problem is compounded as most…

Juvenile Great White Shark Diet Surprises Scientists

Scientists inspected the stomach contents of 40 juvenile white sharks and were surprised to see how long they spend hunting along the seabed. “The stereotype of a shark’s dorsal fin above the surface as it hunts is probably not a…

Cloud Brightening Is Being Tested Over The Great Barrier Reef

Earlier this month we wrote about a recent bleaching event in Australia. This is the third widespread bleaching event in five years, and firsthand account from Ultra Coral Australia, describes this year’s event as the most severe deepwater bleaching they…

Is Acropora convexa the Next Holy Grail Acro?

It’s been a while since we wrote about Australian corals but with all this down time, we finally can find the time to write about things that inspired us in our previous journeys.During our Ultra Coral Australia trips on the…

This Colorific Hammer Coral has a Trick up its Tentacles

Orange hammer corals have become all the rage since Australian coral exports first began, and we now can enjoy nearly all colors of the rainbow from green to ‘toxic green’ to orange, peachy, and even some shades of purple. However…

Cirrhilabrus randalli Offered for Sale by Among the Reef

Cirrhilabrus randalli is a species of fairy wrasse that was described as far back as 1995, but so far has been completely absent in the aquarium hobby until now. A pair of Raindall’s Fairy wrasse have just been listed for…