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…

Biri Initiative Coral Restoration Project 250
Biri Initiative The Biri Initiative is an NGO in the Philippines with a goal of installing 250 coral frames around Biri Island. The initiative started with cement structure called Biri-buds and has grown to include community outreach and their new scuba attraction Project 250. Project 250 is located…
Coral Bleaching Hits Mesoamerican Reef

For the past month reports of coral bleaching along the Mesoamerican reef have been making their way to my inbox. From Cancun to Honduras it seems multiple stretches of the worlds second largest coral reef have suffered some degree of…

Healthy Reefs Produce More Baby Corals

A recent study from Curaçao has shown that healthy coral populations can produce up to 200 times more juvenile corals than degraded coral populations. Researchers found that healthy corals had a higher percentage of successful parents which produced up to…

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…

Cordelia Banks Is The Healthiest Caribbean Reef We’ve Ever Seen
Cordelia Bank Cordelia Bank is an extensive coral reef located on the southwest coast of Roatán Honduras. We had the opportunity to dive this protected area and can safely say this is the healthiest Caribbean staghorn reef we've ever seen. Covering 17km2…
Epic Reefscape Photography In Tela Honduras

Have you ever thought about underwater landscapes—or better yet reefscapes? The reefscape extends as far as the eye can see. It includes, sponges, sea weeds, corals, and critters, but more importantly, it includes the hills, valleys, walls, and other physical…

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…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Meandrina jacksoni

Meandrina jacksoni could easily be mistaken for Meandrina meandrites Maze Coral, but the pale yellow color and encrusting shape is what defines this species. Meandrina corals have unique ridges with prominent septa from the top of the ridge to the center of the valley.…