The Best Video of Centropyge nahackyi Ever!

Centropyge nahackyi is a gorgeous colorful pygmy angelfish from the central Pacific Ocean that is rarely seen by aquarists or divers since it lives mostly outside the ranges of where people visit natural coral reefs. The Nahacky angelfish has a…

Biota Palau Acquires Rare Abei Angelfish Broodstock!

The Abei Angelfish is one of the rarest and most elusive species of pygmy angelfish in the world. The very few specimens ever collected, mostly out of Australia, sold for astronomical, five-digit sums but a trio of recently collected specimens…

Tosanoides annepatrice Described from Pohnpei & Palau

Tosanoides annepatrice is the newest member of this colorful deepwater genus of anthias that come hardly a week on the heels of another new inductee, Tosanoides aphrodite. But where that species was a huge surprise due to being found in…

Grammatonotus xanthostigma & G. pelipel, Two New Splendid Deepwater Basslets

Grammatonotus xanthostigma and G. pelipel were just described from specimens collected in Pohnpei. Grammatonotus is a genus of deepwater basslets containing some fantastic species, and today we’ve got news of two more. It was just a few short years ago…

Grammatonotus brianne is a Gorgeous New Basslet Species

Grammatonotus brianne is the latest species of deepwater anthias basslet to be described, having been discovered from profound depths in one of the epicenters of the Coral Triangle. The new spade-tailed Grammatonotus brianne was collected by expedition members of the California Academy of Sciences…

New Wrasse and Anthias Collected in Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii

We already know that there’s loads of new fish in the mesophotic zone of the ocean so it’s always exciting when new fish are discovered down there. It’s especially tantalizing when new fish are discovered in a national marine park,…

Follow along on this incredible expedition of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Research divers get to see amazing sights below the surface, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make it all possible. Thanks to Richard Pyle, we are able to follow along on an exciting expedition…

Brian Greene, Richard Pyle and Sonia Rowley teases with a surfeit of undescribed species from Pohnpei

To the uninitiated, the mesophotic coral reefs would seem like an unlikely place to find vibrant fish life. Antonymous to the ebullient habitat of shallow water coral gardens, the mesophotic zone is a gloomy contrast of seemingly endless dread and forlorn landscapes. Except not…

Palau Deep Reef fish collecting video released in full

The Palau Deep Reef collection video is infamous for documenting some of our best deep diving ichthyologists “at work” while sounding like Donald Duck. First revealed to the aquarium hobby during the 2008 MACNA Keynote in Atlanta, this video has…

The new Grammatonotus from Philippines has a stunningly unique tail

The recent expedition to the Philippines have yielded many bonuses for the California Academy of Sciences. A few days ago we saw the collection of Sacura speciosa, and just when we thought nothing could top that, boom. A new Grammatonotus…