Scientist In Australia Discover New Coral And Spot A Rare Rhinopias In Comprehensive Deep-Sea Study

For the very first time, scientists have been able to view the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The team from the Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded…

Stumbling on the Holy Grail of UW Photographer…

Now that we are in Bali, yesterday we decided to go the diving some of the close by, classic eastern cost dive site. We headed to Pandang Bai… This place is quite famous for white sand macro, and we knew…

Fluorescent Friday – Reef fish edition

Coral reefs are one of the most richly fluorescent ecosystems on the planet. When it comes to fluorescence, most of us reef aquarists tend to think of corals first, but many of the tropical reef fish in your tanks right…

Fabulous frogfish and crimson Rhinopias appear at Bali Aquarium

When it comes to our saltwater aquariums, pretty little reef fish and fancy corals are mostly what catches our fancy. So you can imagine how sensational a predatory reef fish would have to be to qualify as worthy of sharing with…

Hybrid spawning of Rhinopias captured on video

Most of the time that we report on hybrid marine and reef fish, it is usually about a particular specimen which shows the traits of both parents, as a result of a crossbreeding. In this case we have a splendid…

Lionfishlair is an informative resource for everything scorpionfish

Recently, I shared my experiences with the elusive Blue-Fin Lionfish, Parapterois heterura. Scorpionfish are definitely exciting fish to keep, but they shouldn’t be tried by an uninformed hobbyist. www.lionfishlair.com is a site dedicated to keeping this family of venomous fish. It…

Reef Aquarium Rock Wall Aquascapes can be interesting

Reef Aquarium ‘Rock walls’ have gotten a bad rap over the past , as Adam Blundell recently pointed out. This reputation is not necessarily undeserved as there are plenty of rock walls that are unappealing, flow stopping, detritus collecting piles…

Steinhart Aquarium working to raise Rhinopias scorpionfish from their own fertile spawns

One of the advantages of working at the the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences has is being able to care for, and observe so many different animals that we might not be exposed to anywhere but a…

Purple Tassled Rhino Scorpionfish up on Unique Corals

Unique Corals got their hands on a rare purple coloration of a rhinopias fish, while the rhinopias has been seen in the aquarium trade, this rare purple coloration is something to get excited about. Rhinopias are great fish for a…