Leopard Shark “Virgin Birth” at Reef HQ Townsville Australia

A female leopard shark in Townsville Australia has given birth to three adorable shark pups, without a male shark. Although ‘virgin birth’ has been documented before in leopard sharks it is still quite unique for eggs to hatch successfully without…

Gorgeous xanthic scribbled angelfish discovered in East Australia

A xanthic specimen of the scribbled angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi, was discovered in Mackay, eastern Australia. The news of this very unusual female scribbled angelfish comes to us from Aqua Lovers in Japan who received this fish and shared an incredible photo…

So a fish walks into a jellyfish…

OK, so it didn’t exactly walk in, but photographer Tim Samuel caught this shocking image of a fish swallowed whole by a jellyfish in Byron Bay, Australia. The photographer documented the struggle managing to capture a few images he posted online.…

Great Barrier Beer: Drink a beer, save a reef

We are fans of social causes that benefit our reefs and oceans. We are also fans of a tasty beer. Australia’s Good Beer Company is combining the two in their “Great Barrier Beer: Drink beer. Save The Reef.” campaign that will…

Drone footage of dolphins hunting a shark in Australia

When an amateur drone hobbyist in Australia took his remote-controlled aircraft to the skies he didn’t expect to see this. The video shows a pod of false killer whales, a type of dolphin, chasing down a juvenile shark in crystal…

Rare hybrid sea turtle discovered in Australia

For the first time in thirty five years a rare hybrid sea turtle has been observed in Australia. The sea turtle nicknamed Summer was brought into the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville, suffering from several fishing hooks…

The Great Barrier Reef Foundations announced the Winner of the 2015 Bommie Award

Patrick Buerger, a German-born PhD candidate from the Townsville’s Australian Institute of Marine Science has been awarded the grand prize of $5000 AUS for his 360 degree film titled, Coral disease treatment with phage therapy. Buerger’s creative use of technology…

Batavia coral farm is officially open for business in Western Australia

The Batavia Coral Farm is a new operation in Western Australia which is the only coral farm offering corals from the Indian Ocean. This week Batavia Coral Farm officially opened for business, serving up a wide variety of farmed stony…

The first ever Marine Aquarium of Australia happening next month in Cairns

America has MACNA, Europe is setting up for MACE, and now Australia is getting in on the act with their very own Marine Aquarium Conference of Australia. Happening next month in Cairns Australia, this inaugural event will be hosted by…

Aquacultured stony corals and Acros now coming directly from Australia

Australian corals have been lighting up the reef aquarium hobby for about eight years now, and Australia is probably the number one source for brilliant, shallow water Acropora in the hobby. With only wild colonies to work with, the job…