Japanese Minister Prepared Emergancy Declaration Over Coral Extinction
Naha Japan The Environment Ministry of Japan has prepared an emergency declaration over coral deaths caused by rising sea temperatures from global warming. In an emergency meeting of experts held in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday, the ministry inked out the declaration,…
Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Hit Hard By Coral Bleaching

Japanese Coral Bleaching News from the Japanese government today shows that more than 70 percent of the country’s largest coral reef is dead due to warm temperatures. While the headline sounds dire, the decline of coral health in Seiseishoko reef did…

Oxycheilinus samurai, a new wrasse species with the coolest name

Oxycheilinus samurai, the Samurai Wrasse is a new species of reef fish from the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, and Panay Islands of Philippines. Among the maori wrasses of the Oxycheilinus genus O. samurai is a slender species, but not quite…

New PRS AUTO ZR Reactor ups the zeoreactor game

The new PRS AUTO ZR Reactor has once again taken the zeoreactor game to a new level with the addition of a DC agitator motor, optional Corrente digital flow meter and DC pump to produce, arguably, the most sophisticated zeolite…

Live Grouper Presents Itself For A Dental Checkup

Captive fish can do some wild and wacky things in an aquarium environment. Nowhere are we more shocked than when are fish become completely unafraid of their terrestrial caretakers, and almost become friendly.  This video from the Port of Nagoya…

Sphenopus exilis is a New Species of Zoanthid Unlike Any Other

Sphenopus exilis is a new species of zoanthids that goes against almost everything we thought we knew about this group of reef animals. Not only is Sphenopus solitary, but it is also a free living zoanthid which builds itself up with…

Glowing Orange Suezichthys Wrasse collected in deep waters of Japan

Suezitchthys is a genus of slender wrasses which is hardly known in home aquariums, but we’ve got details about a second possible new species discovered in under a month. A few weeks ago we told you about the colorfully adorned new species of…

Valenciennea yanoi, a new species of sleeper goby from Japan

Valenciennea yanoi is a yet another new species of sleeper goby from Japan that is definitely going to turn some heads. Sure we get tons of new species of gobies every year, but sleeper gobies are a little more special, being large…

Under Water in Okinawa

Okinawa, Japan is known for its great diving and lush coral reefs. Going into it, I didn’t know what to expect with this dive. I’ve heard all sorts of cautionary tales about diving in Okinawa due to its strong currents,…

Brilliant Advertising campaign gives hermit crabs a new home

Suumo Japan in partnership with the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology have come up with an innovative solution to the loss of sea shells on the beaches of Okinawa Japan, by creating Suumo branded artificial shell for hermit…