Pseudanthias timanoa – New Caledonia’s Sunrise Anthias gets Official Description

Pseudanthias timanoa is a new species of anthias just described from New Caledonia, but the aquarium hobby has known about this unique fairy basslet for some time now. Way back in 2013 when Pseudanthias privitera and P. aurulenteus were all…

Manganese and Nickel could protect corals from climate change

New Caledonia is a tropical island due east of Australia and is one of the world’s largest producers of Nickel ore. There are many reefs around New Caledonia which some that are downstream of nickel mine runoff which have been…

We’ve Never Seen This Uber Rare Angelfish Look Like This!

The black angelfish, Chaetodontoplus niger, is a species so mysterious that it’s hard to know where to begin trying to understand it. First described from the Hongsha Islands in the South China Sea in 1965, the only modern records that this…

Corals In New Caledonia Are Adapting To Future Ocean Conditions

Coral reefs around the world are suffering from the climate change, and as the oceans continue to warm and acidify the outlook isn’t pretty for our beloved corals. But researchers in New Caledonia have made an important discovery. The team…

Is This New Species of Hatchetfish Even Real?

Polyipnus laruei is a brand new species of marine hatchetfish with a very peculiar yet attractive appearance. Also known as the bigeye hatchetfish due to its comically large light seeing organ, the compressed shape of this fish and body pattern…

Devil Clam Discovered Living In New Caledonia

The Devil Clam is one of the most elusive and poorly known species of giant clams, mostly because of its limited natural distribution and its preference for deeper waters.¬†Unlike most species of Tridacna and Hippopus which live in relatively shallow…

Video of the recently discovered New Caledonia Sunrise Anthias

The beautiful new Sunrise Anthias that was discovered by Antoine Teitelbaum in New Caledonia and photographed by Quality Marine has now gotten its turn behind the videographer’s lens. Thomas Brown had his camera on hand and at the ready on…

Sunrise Anthias is a new species discovered in New Caledonia by Quality Marine collectors

The Sunrise Anthias is a super fresh, recently discovered species of¬†Pseudanthias Anthias from New Caledonia. With their exclusive partnership to Short Supply Chain collectors of reef fish from New Caledonia, Quality Marine is the first marine life dealer to ever…

New Caledonia enlists Australia to aid in reef protection

We’ve all heard of the Great Barrier Reef but did you know New Caledonia is home to the second largest reef in the world? The French Pacific territory recently made a call to Australia in hopes of tapping into the…

Virtual Reality tour of New Caledonia coral reefs

For those of us who can’t afford to a take a vacation to the other side of the world right now, the Quicktime Virtual Reality Tour (QVTR) of a coral reef might be the next best thing. The panoramic image…