Friday Smorgasbord: HSP20 edition

We’re back for our pre-Thanksgiving installment of our Friday Smorgasbord. We’re almost done with the year and settling in for winter weather and the rush of holidays (hard to believe!). Without further ado, on with the Smorgs! Finally! Some Good…

These Two Brain Corals Have Been Duking It Out For A Thousand Years

As long-living creatures, coral colonies that grow very large have the potential to tell us a lot about the past. This is especially true of large, massive stony corals which include colonies that grow for hundreds and even thousands of…

Open brain corals are perfectly capable of catching small healthy reef fish

It’s pretty common knowledge that anemones of any kind can easily catch small fish, or specimens that are weakened from stress or injury, but you don’t really expect that from corals. Sure we’ve all seen the evidence of open brains…

In your face with Macna’s best Scolymia

  There were so many awesome Scolymia at MACNA this year, as a frequent participant in small and large aquarium shows all over the country we can say with confidence that this one of the best spreads of Scolies that…