The Rowley Shoals is home to pristine coral reefs as well as some very unique fish

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWGkuMnc7OE[/youtube] The Rowley Shoals is a group of atolls located south of the Timor Sea, NorthWest of Australia. The undisturbed reefs of Rowley Shoals really speak for themselves in the video above. Check out the awesome male Pseudanthias tuka with…

Video of Ribbon Reefs shows part of the scale of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/27138522[/vimeo] If mondays are great occasion for exciting stories, edge of your seat kind of stories then it seems suitable to go out on Friday with something more mellow, such as this tranquil clip of the Ribbon Reefs.…

Branching Favites complanata from Darwin Australia is more colorful than Australogyra

Like the unusual Darwin Micromussa before it, some newly imported colonies of branching Favites complanata from Darwin is also sporting a very unique appearance. Favites complanata is actually very common in the trade, often appearing brown with more moderately deep…

Chaetodon assarius, a rare butterflyfish from down-under

Chaetodon assarius is a rare, shallow water planktivorous butterflyfish native to the waters of Western-Australia. The lovely fish is closely related to and looks similar to various other species found around the world, such as C. dolosus and C. sedentarius.…

New Caledonia enlists Australia to aid in reef protection

We’ve all heard of the Great Barrier Reef but did you know New Caledonia is home to the second largest reef in the world? The French Pacific territory recently made a call to Australia in hopes of tapping into the…

Symphyllia wilsoni is an amazing and rare coral from Australia

Symphyllia wilsoni is one of the rarest coral in the aquarium trade which has only become available with the imports from Australia. Although the first, and still most, of the coral imports from Oz come from Eastern Australia, Symphyllia wilsoni…

It’s Australia Day: Symphyllia wilsoni desktop background

OK so first of all, Australia Day was Monday but since we never got around to featuring an Australian coral, it’s better to post late than never. When the Aussie lords first started coming in it was inconceivable that any…