Friday Smorgasbord: World’s top 10 reefs, mini subs and more

Welcome to the last Friday Smorgasbord of the winter as we hit the first day of spring next week. We’ve got some fun bits of news to kick your Friday off in style. First off, we know the Great Barrier…

Lionel reef from France has some serious character

Lionel’s Reef from France, might not have a comprehensible aquascape or deliberate artistic statement but it does have thing going for it, massive character.¬† There is just something very charming about this 430 gallon slice of of reef. The placement…

Borut Asjan’s Reef features a dramatic aquascape in Slovania

This large reef aquarium belonging to Borut Asjan is located in a bar in Slovania and it has some serious aquascaping apeal. Overbearing, massive, and with sharp lines ¬†the aquascape of this ambitious reef display has a very dramatic feel…

Friday Smorgasbord: Ocean Health Index, why fish school, crochet reefs, artificial islands, underwater hamsters, iMac aquariums and a lionfish derby

Another Friday and another interesting smorgasbord of news and tidbits. First off is news about a new Ocean Health Index developed by marine scientists from a range of conservation, academic, and government institutions this scoring system was built to assess…

Lytro light field trip at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

https://pictures.lytro.com/lightmatter/pictures/72476 It’s no secret that we love the Lytro light field camera, and we are not the only ones to think that the bleeding edge light field camera is perfect for aquariums. This sequence of shots taken at the Monterey…

MAC certified Bodianus paraleucosticticus from Holmes Reef is a stunning beauty

Bodianus paraleucosticticus¬†is a rare and highly sought after hogfish that doesn’t doesn’t get much airtime in the aquarium scene. The five-striped hogfish has a large range which spans from PNG, Bali, Palau, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Cook Islands. This…

Stunning reef aquarium gets even better after upgrade to Elos Epower and E-liteXp lighting

We love seeing great examples of interesting reef aquariums and this stunning aquarium definitely snagged our attention. We were poking around at DaniReef where we noticed this fine example of a reef tank by Andrea Negu so we figured we…

Pontyandayo’s reef tank was a tabling acropora and angelfish paradise

Not only are the Japanese famed for their ability to procure rare fish, they are also well known for their meticulous, sleek and neat reef tanks. Youtube user Pontyandayo’s reef tank is a classic example of a neat, well maintained…

How much is a shark worth? $2 million alive

Sharks may strike fear in our hearts but they also bring money to local economies — $2 million each as a matter of fact. A study released today shows just one reef shark can be worth nearly two million dollars…

Beautiful macro images of Bali reef life

This great video shows some of the incredible creatures found in the reefs off of Bali’s Amed and Tulamben areas. The video captures some great macro footage of different shrimp species, seahorses, pipefish, pygmee seahorses, leaf fish and even harlequin…