Acanthoplesiops jessicae, an Attractive New Species of Spiny Basslet from PNG

Acanthoplesiops jessicae is a new species of spiny basslet from Papua New Guinea that is a far cry from the typical appearance of fish in this genus. The newly described basslet was discovered in the hotspot of endemism and biodiversity…

Vanderhorstia vandersteene, a Stunning New Goby Species from Papua New Guinea

Vanderhorstia vandersteene is a striking new species of goby just described from the Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea. V. vandersteene is in very good company in this exotic part of the world where freaky little red pipefish and colorful…

Papua New Guinea Fish & Corals Coming Summer 2019

Papua New Guinea has long been a hotspot for biological diversity on land and especially in the Sea. Taxonomists of every discipline always find new species when they search PNG’s natural environments, birders marvel at the endemic birds of paradise,…

Two New Blue Eyed Gobies from Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is once again the locale for the discovery of new reef fish, this time with two new species of miniature gobies. Trimma blematium and T. meityae are two newly described species from this very numerous genus which both features very…

Adopt a Coral Reef is a great gift idea

Looking for a selfless gift for someone this holiday season? The Nature Conservatory “Adopt a Coral Reef” program is a great way to help protect coral reefs and put a smile on someone’s face.  The Adopt a Coral Reef program raises…

Stopping To Smell The Orchids: A Day With The Exotic Animals of Adventure Park PNG

I’ve been accused of having a ‘one track mind’, especially when it comes to corals and diving in far flung countries. That’s 99% true, most of the time I just want to know how everything pertains to the coral reefs we…

A Selection of Purple Wild Acros From Papua New Guinea

Also when I told the locals about how many Acropora lokani were sighted on deeper reefs beginning around 60 feet, apparently everyone in the fisheries department knew this guy Paul Lokan after whom this coral is named. So it was…

Unseen Corals – The Forbidden Beauty of Distichopora

Distichopora is such a beautiful animal, it’s a pity that we still haven’t cracked its captive care in home aquariums. Whether that’s due to this ‘coral’ not being a coral at all, or the fact that it’s non-photosynthetic probably has…

Tracking wayward youth key to better reef management

Seems like “Finding Nemo” should have been more like “The Lost Boys” or “The Outsiders”. Right after birth, baby clownfish stray from home and scientists are playing truancy officers using the distance they travel as an indicator of the effects…

Sueviota tubicola, a New Species of Goby That Lives With Tubes

Sueviota tubicola may be the first described new species of goby this year, but we’re certain that it won’t be the last. Discovered in the hotbed of diversity that is Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, this new nano goby…