Fluorescent Proteins and chromoprotein protect corals as antioxidants

Coral antioxidants and fluorescent proteins  are about to crossroad after the publication of the paper by Palmer et. al on Coral Fluorescent Proteins as Antioxidants. According to Palmer, Modi and Mydlar, most corals have been known to produce a wide…

Petition targets 83 coral species for U.S. endangered species list protection

The Center for Biological Diversity recently prepared and filed a scientific petition to have 83 coral species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The petition, filed on October 20, 2009, looks to use the powers of…

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…

Two Little Fishes ad stirs debate among reef addicts

There has been an advertising ad that has been making the rounds in the print world. The ad asks you “Do You Have Trouble Getting it Up” was printed in CORAL and has been generating a little debate on whether…

CORAL Magazine to go Digital with Nov/Dec issues

If you are a current subscriber to Coral Magazine then you’ll be happy to know starting in November/December the magazine will offer a digital version to all print subscribers. What this means is that you should have some sort of…

Bioluminescing coral filmed in the deep sea

Did you know that some corals bioluminesce? Neither did we. This video was made by a deepsea submersible off the coast of Florida and believe it or not, this video was made in complete darkness. The light which is visible…

Extensive genetic resource for reef-building coral created

Scientists from Austin, Texas along with help from Indiana University in Bloomington and James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. Have assembled a nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef building coral. “One of the most important questions…

Rare video footage of deepwater marine life on Davidson Seamount

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has been churning out a lot of eye popping videos lately. Hot on the heels of the unbelievable barreleye fish, this video footage from the Davidson Seamount includes many rarely seen deep water corals,…

CORAL Magazine announces $10,000 marine aquascaping contest

The fact that CORAL Magazine is sponsoring a marine aquascaping contest is indisputable proof that someone there was inspired by our post about the lack of aquascaping competitions in the marine aquarium hobby. Or maybe it was just way overdue.…

Preis Aquaristik and Ricordea Farm launch Coral-Energize food

Coral Energizer is a special blend made just for Ricordea, Zoanthids, soft corals (Alcyonacea) and leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.) Coral Energizer contains a high-quality mixture of nutrients and minerals, various marine algae, bio-polymers, proteinogenic amino acids such as arginine, glycine,…