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…

Acropora plumosa Is A Coral That Sprouts Wings!

Acropora plumosa Have you ever heard of Acropora plumosa, the glorious coral that sprouts wings? The unique beauty and distinguishing traits of this corals are only realized once it reaches a mature adult size, and even if you’ve spotted this…

Colossal Coral Colonies Found In Halmahera Indonesia

Colossal Coral Colonies Unless you have a 1000+ gallon aquarium and are growing a single species of coral it’s unlikely you would have seen corals get anywhere near this size. Even for wild colonies, the corals in Halmahera are left…

Halmahera Indonesia Is The Center Of Coral Diversity

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 the coral reef of our dreams is an understatement. Now we are excited to share…

10,000 Fragments Of Coral To Be Planted In San Andrés Colombia

Cleaning Up San Andrés Colombia is getting serious about marine conservation with the announcement of a new coral rehabilitation project around the island of San Andrés. The Archipelago, which sits off the coast of Nicaragua, is one of Colombias most…

Scuba Diving With the Eye Of An Aquarist – Reef Hobbyist Magazine

The latest edition of Reef Hobbyist Magazine is now available online, and at your local fish store with a special edition article by me! Being an aquarist allows you to cultivate a deeper relationship with coral, one that a lifetime…

Unusual Corals In Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait The Lembeh Strait is a holy grail amongst scuba divers. This relatively small channel of water is home to the highest concentration of crazy critters known anywhere under the sea. Scuba divers from around the world flock to…

Reef Builders Travelogue, Bangka Island, Sulawesi Indonesia
Reef Builders Destination Bangka Island Here at Reef Builders, we are fortunate to dive some of the worlds most lush and vibrant coral reefs, so last year we decided it was time to invite our readers along for the journey.…
WATCH: Mandarin Dragonets Spawning In The Wild

The Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus) is one of my favorite fish, and I know I’m not alone. Mandarins are a fan favorite when it comes to saltwater aquariums for their vibrant psychedelic patterns and friendly personalities. So when the team…

Canada Protects Rare Glass Sponge Reef
Glass Sponge Reef Last month the Canadian government declared the Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound a Marine Protected Area (MPA). The area is recognized as an important and exceptional marine habitat as the reefs are made up of large colonies…