Coral Workshops help tell wild from farmed Indonesian corals

Corals are the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally. A 2021 study by the Food and Agriculture Organization found that from 1990 to 2016, exporting countries reported 1.6 million direct export transactions in marine animals, 97% of which were in…

UN Releases New Guide For Assessing Reef Resilience

Guide For Assessing Reef Resilience Maintaining and restoring resilience is now a major focus of most coral reef managers around the world. A focus on resilience gives us options, and hope, in the face of new and often daunting challenges.…

California Sur Ridge Field Guide To Life In The Deep Sea

Deep Sea Guide Thirty five kilometers off the Big Sur coast and 800 meters below the sea surface lies an underwater mountain range called Sur Ridge that is home to an amazing array of deep-sea animals. Staff from MBARI and…

The pros and cons of Rimless Aquariums vs Traditional Braced Aquariums

What type of aquarium should you buy? Rimless aquariums or a traditional braced aquariums? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of a rimless aquarium versus a traditional braced aquarium. Hobbyists the world over are very vocal on their aquarium style…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Mixing Saltwater

The foundation of any saltwater aquarium is, of course, the salt water itself, and through your time in this wonderful hobby, you’ll be mixing up plenty of it! You’ll need it when you first fill your aquarium and quarantine tank,…

Guide to Choosing Healthy Saltwater Fish at your LFS

A healthy, thriving community of saltwater fish begins with the judicious selection of specimens at your LFS. While not every potential health problem or disease will be evident to the naked eye, cautious appraisal of all prospective specimens for health…

Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) guide

Christmas trees worms are a popular addition to the modern home aquarium. Sadly most die with a few short months, generally from an array of problems ranging from poor water quality or malnutrition. Christmas tree worms are not for a…