Horniman’s ‘Lab Grown’ Tenuis Acros Are The REAL Limited Edition Corals!

For the last twenty years a certain subset of wild corals have been deemed to be ‘limited edition’, but since these come from the boundless ocean, how limited could they be? Well today we have what is perhaps one of…

Cali Tort Spawned In Captivity, In Canada Of All Places!
When you think of coral spawning, the last place that comes to mind is Canada. So last week when we got an email from our hometown we thought this story was too good not to share. Reefkeeper Adam Sutherland shares…
Coral Settlement Project In Mozambique

Coral Settlement Project Corals are fascinating animals which can reproduce sexually through spawning and asexually through fragmentation. In Mozambique scientist are studying coral spawning and, in particular, where these tiny coral larvae settle onto the reef to gain insight into the long-term…

Incredible Timelapse Video of Spawning Flower Anemone!

Flower Anemone Spawning In September of last year, Dynasty Marine sent me a box of flower anemones (Epicystis crucifer) to set up a Caribbean biotope aquarium. While the aquarium has gone through some growing pains and at the moment is not very…

A Visit to The Horniman Museum and Gardens

During the early days of the hobby there was sort of a barrier that existed between hobbyists, public aquarists and researchers that only some individuals like Bruce Carlson crossed. As a result, at MACNA V in 1993 in Toronto, many…

Coral Reefs in the 21st Century: Reasons to Hope and to Despair

International Aquarium Congress | Day 3 We’ve all heard the doom and gloom reports of dying, degraded, bleached reefs, but is the situation really that bad? Dr. James Guest gave a keynote address to Congress delegates to discuss reasons for…

Monsoon Aquatics, spawning Euphyllia paraancora VIDEO

Monsoon Aquatics from Darwin Australia posted these amazing videos to their Facebook Page of spawning Euphyllia paraancora. The videos clearly show egg bundles accumulating in the hammer shaped tentacles before being released through the polyps central mouth. At least 30…

Fragments of hope is an example of reef restoration done right

Laughing Bird Caye National Park in Southern Belize is home to one of the Caribbean’s more successful reef restoration projects. With over 30,000 coral fragments planted to date, Fragments of Hope is a true ray of hope for the future…

Kristen Marhaver’s TED Talk on reef-building with baby corals

We recently came across this great TED talk which presents some pretty interesting research about coral larval behavior, and what it may take for baby corals to survive and thrive in a changing ocean environment. “How we’re growing baby corals…

Annual Coral Mass Spawning in Mozambique

If your first image of Africa isn’t white sand beaches and jaw dropping coral reefs, you’ve probably never been to Mozambique, and the Quirimbas Archipelago is no exception with beaches and reefs as far as the eye can see. The…