British Experts Called In To Help Mauritius Protect Coral Reefs From Oil Spill

The UK Government has sent three British ecology experts and one marine legal expert to Mauritius to support the next phase of Mauritius response to a devastating oil spill, after a ship containing 4,000 litres of fuel ran aground and…

Friday Smorgasbord: Death and Taxes Edition

As the saying goes, the only thing assured in life are death and taxes. We try to keep up with your weekly dose of Friday Smorgi love, but sometimes life just gets in the way. However, we do have a…

When Coral Farms Become Coral Reefs

You would be forgiven for thinking the image above is a picture of a perfect coral reef but it is in fact a crop of coral planted there by a coral farmer. And when I say a ‘Coral Farmer’ I’m…

Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program
Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program Last week I have the pleasure of visiting the Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program run by Germán Méndez. Over the past 40 years, parts of the reef in Cozumel have seen an 80% decline in coral…
Friday Smorgasbord: Groundhog Day edition

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter. We have another video edition for you with some darker stories about the state of our oceans and reefs, but have some lighthearted and inspirational posts to boot.…

Friday Smorgasbord: Ma kai edition

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of our Friday Smorgasboard. We decided to share an all video version. This week we tried to balance the good with the bad and have a special treat at the end — so…

Scuba Diving With the Eye Of An Aquarist – Reef Hobbyist Magazine

The latest edition of Reef Hobbyist Magazine is now available online, and at your local fish store with a special edition article by me! Being an aquarist allows you to cultivate a deeper relationship with coral, one that a lifetime…

Adorable Video Perfectly Illustrates The Life Of A Coral

We came across this adorable video from Honolulu Civil Beat Inc which perfectly illustrated the life of a coral. While it may be second nature to aquarist why corals are important, and how they reproduce, there are still people who see corals…

Corals In New Caledonia Are Adapting To Future Ocean Conditions

Coral reefs around the world are suffering from the climate change, and as the oceans continue to warm and acidify the outlook isn’t pretty for our beloved corals. But researchers in New Caledonia have made an important discovery. The team…

Tela Strikes Back With Another Epic Day Of Diving

We set out at 9 am for our second day of diving in Tela Honduras. You might want to check out our first article to find out why Tela has me on cloud nine! The sea was calm and visibility…