Richard Pyle talks about exploring the reef’s Twilight Zone

Richard Pyle is the pre-eminent fish nerd, deep diver extraordinaire. In this illuminating video Dr. Pyle talks about what it’s like to do really deep dive and the focus it takes to cacth elusive fish at those depths. Richard’s main…

New photos of the amazing deepwater Barreleye fish

Don’t expect to see this one become available from your LFS any time soon, or ever. The deepwater specialist (and staring contest champion) has two large tubular eyes and transparent dome covering it’s vision. It is believed that this fish…

Reefbuilders crowns a new holy grail, the Yellowlined Japanese Anthias

Now that the once highly coveted Odontanthias borbonius is relatively common in the marine aquarium, it’s time for rare fish fanciers to set their sights on more elusive fish. Reefbuilders is the online authority on rare reef fish and as such,…

Newly discovered giant deepwater “Venus Fly Trap” is a carnivorous sea-squirt

Researchers probing deepwater regions of Tasmanian oceanic waters have discovered a wealth of new species and previously unknown cold water coral communities. One of the most striking finds is a giant sea squirt which resembles a large venus fly-trap. Like…