Indophyllia macassarensis, The Rarest of the Donut Corals

Today while diving in the South east of Bali, we got lucky to be welcome by ‘extremely’ cold temperature waters (21C, 69F). Because this is unusually cold water for Bali, it is actually a sign of upwelling of cold, clear…

Ecsenius springeri, a New Blenny Species from West Papua

Ecsenius springeri is a spankin new species of blenny that is very similar to our beloved aquarium bicolor gobies. So many of the new species described are often times wrasses and especially gobies, so it’s with great delight that today…

Rainfordia, Flathead Perch Photographed in Indonesia!

The flathead perch is a very unusual fish that just got a massive natural range extension thanks to Anna & Ned Deloach. The Husband & Wife team from Blenny Watcher have frequently documented highly noteworthy marinelife and their most recent…

The Indo Ban Is Still On, But Corals Are Growing Out Nicely

Bali Aquarium – Serangan Coral Farm The pictures speak for themselves. Left to grow for a nearly a year without even a trim, the Bali Aquarium coral farm racks are starting to get out of control! The overgrown racks are…

Trimma putrai, a Gorgeous New Pygmy Goby Species from Western Indonesia

For the second time in a week we have a brand new species of goby to learn about, Trimma putrai from western Indonesia. Unlike the cryptic species Trimma christianeae, Putra’s pygmygoby is a very distinct looking species with beautiful coloration and…

Chrysiptera uswanasi, the Newest Species of Damselfish from Papua

Chrysiptera uswanasi is yet another new species of damselfish from the island of Papua, Indonesia. Uswana’s damselfish is the seventh member of the very similar looking cluster of species in the C. oxycephala complex.  Other recently described damselfish from the…

Indonesian Coral Export Restrictions Have Been Lifted

Yesterday we received some great news which is bound to be a sigh of relief for the global trade in aquarium corals. After a long hiatus of restricting the issuing of health certificates necessary to export all corals beginning back…

Take a Ride on the Passport to Coral Paradise in Northern Sulawesi Indonesia

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Northern Sulawesi as part of the ReefBuilders scuba destination trip. On this expedition, we visited three location along the Northern coast of Sulawesi, Manado, Bangka, and Lembeh Strait on a set tour…

Acropora Thrive In The Shallow Reefs Around Halmahera Indonesia

Halmahera Indonesia We’ve just spent a week diving in the northern province of Maluku Indonesia around the island of Halmahera, and to say we found our Acropora dream reef is an understatement. We visited this region as part of the…

Gorango Reef – Coral Spotting in Weda, Halmahera

Gorango┬áReef Gorango reef is a long underwater ridge running parallel to the northern coastline of Weda Bay. The reef is divided into three dive sites following the contours of the ridge and sloping pinnacles. The dive sites are Gorango Obesar,…