Trimma irinae is a gorgeous new deepwater nano goby from Papua New Guinea

Trimma irinae is a new species of deepwater nano reef goby hailing from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. It may not be that novel to see a new species from Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay, or from the genus Trimma, but…

Is global warming creating zombie fish?

It almost sounds like a premise for the next SyFy movie, as timid fish go from prey to predators. A recent report has found ocean acidification is changing the behavior of some fish on a remote South Pacific reef as some fish…

Bruce Carlson shares first known video of Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi

Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi is one of the newest and least known species of velvet angelfishes. Known only from Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi ranks right up there with Chaetodontoplus niger in terms of elusiveness, and its nearly all…

Friday Smorgasbord: Strange jellyfish, shark schools and more

March is here and as much of the country is just getting over a massive series of snow storms, it feels like spring will never get here! Have no fear, since we have some fascinatingly strange news to share today…

Controversial deep sea mining venture coming to Papua New Guinea

A controversial undersea mining venture has gained momentum as the Papua New Guinea government granted a 20-year license for copper and gold mining over 1.5 miles below the ocean surface to become the world’s first commercial deep sea mining venture. Nautilus Materials,…

EcoAquariums PNG LTD: Diving deeper into Papua New Guinea 2.0

Earlier this month Reef Builders brought you the news after a long wait, EcoAquarium PNG resurrected sustainably-collected marine fish from Papua New Guinea and is pushing to bring PNG-collected fish to the aquarium market.  Reef Builders went beyond EcoAquarium PNG’s…

Stunning purple-back nano goby, Eviota dorsopurpurea just described from Papua New Guinea

The purple-back nano goby, Eviota dorsopurpurea, is a stunning new species of Eviota that was recently described from specimens collected around Papua New Guinea. Eviota dorsopurpurea is closely related to the species in the Eviota nigriventris complex, including E. dorsogilva…

EcoAquariums PNG Ltd is the new exclusive exporter for Papua New Guinea livestock

Eight months after the official word that EcoEZ’s PNG SEASMART program had come to legal blows with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG), you might have given up hope on seeing PNG fish anytime soon.  In fact, it has…

Chrysiptera cymatilis among a thousand new species from New Guinea in the last decade

The Island of New Guinea is an absolute treasure trove of new marine fish species not the least of which are cool Chrysiptera damselfishes and unique Pseudochromis dottybacks. To the untrained eye the Chromis cymatilis above may appear like just…

PNG National Fisheries Authority responds to suit filed by EcoEZ regarding the SEASMART program

A few days ago we learned that the National Fisheries authority of Papua New Guinea is withholding funds from EcoEZ for the SEASMART program. the PNG NFA has issued a public statement regarding the suit and they are citing a…