London and Singapore to spearhead pioneering synchronous coral spawning project

The Horniman Museum & Gardens in London has teamed up with Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa to spearhead a tandem experiment, which aims to achieve┬áthe simultaneous spawning of captive corals across two continents. This novel project is run by London’s Horniman…

Handmade acropora ‘supercolonies’ intentionally spawned in an aquarium

The story of what Jamie Craggs and friends have accomplished with their ‘manufactured’ mother colonies is nothing short of astounding. Working at the Horniman Museum and Aquarium, in less than 12 months they went from frags, to sexually viable colonies…

Simultaneous coral spawning at ORA indicates their broodstock is in prime health

Coral spawning in aquaria is rare and it’s hard enough to catch. For a recent visit to their coral greenhouses, luck was on ORA’s favor as they happened to be in the right place at the right time to catch…

ORA witnesses mass coral spawning in their culture systems

ORA is a name any aquarist is familiar with, their captive bred fish, especially weird clownfish morphs capturing the heart of many. Not to mention their frags were the first to serve as an example of how healthy encrusted frags…

“Oh My!” Aquarium coral spawn at home on tape

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmF7Xt_f_ZA&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] Hobbyist and friend of the program, Mark Poletti, shared this incredible up close HD video of a coral spawning in his system. Catching a coral spawning in your aquarium is in fact, a rare experience but Poletti noted this…

Follow this year’s SECORE coral spawning field workshop in Curacao

Just on the off chance you can’t make it out to Curacao this summer, the SECORE team is bringing all the fun from its annual coral spawning field workshop to you via its blog and Facebook page. From August 12-22,…

Daylight soft coral spawn caught on film in the Phillipines

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”385″]http://vimeo.com/24080492[/vimeo] We’ve been lucky to follow along on the adventures of the California Academy of Sciences team that is currently on biodiversity expedition of the Philippines and have seen various postings from Richard Ross and Matt Wandell of…

SECORE is in full swing blogging about the Curacao coral spawning

Another summer season is nearing a close and in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that stony corals are getting horny; elkhorn and staghorn that is. For the last several years, the pre-eminent authority on capturing and rearing coral larvae, SECORE,…