Incredible Shipment of Solomon Island Acros land at Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands was the birthplace of many of the nicest colorful SPS corals we originally enjoyed in the boom days of reef aquarium keeping. This is what makes corals from this part of the Coral Triangle so special and…

Jungles of stony coral on the shallow reefs of Raja Ampat (video)

There’s not too many places in the world where corals are so abundant and diverse that they form a veritable Jungle of living corals. Sure, many places have exceptional living coral reefs where the shallows are approaching 90 to 100%…

Friday Smorgasbord: Living fossils, baby elephants, bad shark movies and more

Welcome to the Memorial Day weekend edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. With summer right around the corner, here is your friendly reminder to check your chiller and cooling fans to help keep your tank nice and cool. No on to the Smorgasbord!…

Solomon Reefs: get to know the reef life of the Coral Triangle

The corals and reef life of the Solomon Islands was once a bastion of aquarium harvesting activity where coral farming was pioneered and where our first really nice true percula clownfish came from. While we still have commercial aquarium activity in the…

Sulawesi coral shipments are bringing new treasures from the Coral Triangle

Sulawesi corals are about to pick up where Borneo corals left off, we hope. A couple years ago there was some efforts to get Borneo corals into the aquarium trade, and that hasn’t panned out yet, but now Sulawesi corals may become…

Infinite photograph of unusual reef life from Mo’orea

National Geographic has a really fun and cool way to view all the unusual reef life from the South Pacific island of Mo’orea with an interactive infinite photograph. Just head on over to NatGeo then click on the yellow rectangle and…

Beautiful macro images of Bali reef life

This great video shows some of the incredible creatures found in the reefs off of Bali’s Amed and Tulamben areas. The video captures some great macro footage of different shrimp species, seahorses, pipefish, pygmee seahorses, leaf fish and even harlequin…

“Bubble gum” coral possibly new species from Coral Triangle

Scientists recently revealed their findings after an expedition to the Coral Triangle – “a region where currents from the Pacific and Indian Oceans bring together different species from Asia and Australia to mix within Indonesia’s Sulawesi Sea”. As many as…

Indonesia to set quotas on coral trade

This week Indonesia announced plans to begin setting quotas on coral trade in an effort to preserve its coral reefs. The country has seen the negative impact of destructive fishing, tourism, climate change and coral trading on its precious reefs…

New corals being exported from East Malaysia, Borneo, just inside the Coral Triangle

Coral lovers should rejoice because the hobby/industry is set to benefit from new coral imports from East Malaysia, on the East coast of the island of Borneo which is just inside the Coral Triangle. The only other two (legal) collection…