BlueHarbor releases new pictures and videos of Cirrhilabrus claire along with the other deepwater rarities

BlueHarbor released new pictures and videos of their latest haul and here’s a better look at the insanely rare Cirrhilabrus claire. As we’ve mentioned previously, C. claire has never had its live picture featured anywhere before and this pair marks…

Chrysiptera glaba, canary damselfish is completely at home in Long Beach Aquarium’s deep water reef exhibit

The canary damselfish, Chrysiptera galba is a beautiful yellow deep water damselfish from the Western pacific Ocean. In many ways the canary damselfish shares the same (relatively) mild disposition as the better known and closely related Starki damslefish, Chrysiptera starki.…

Deep sea fish have some serious teeth

We’ve all seen photos and illustrations of the prodigious maws of deep sea fish bearing their intimidating chompers but seeing all this dentition in moving images is something else. This recent video from Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows a…

Grammatonotus macropthalmus is a beautiful fish from the Abyss

Grammatonotus macropthalmus is a very rare fish which is not a shallow water fish, not a deep water fish but an abyssal reef fish. Like members of Callanthias, Grammatonotus is not an anthias but rather belongs to the family Callanthiidae,…

Lophelia.org is THE source for everything about deep water corals, David Attenborough approved

As hard core reef hobbyist, we are also very much fascinated with the ecology and biology and the conservation of any marine creature, and deep water corals are no exception. It’s been quite a long time since we first shared…

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,…