Snorkeling Tavanipupu Island Resort Solomon Islands

Snorkeling Tavanipupu Island Hop a flight 30 minutes from Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, and you will find yourself at the Tavanipupu Island Resort. With natural palm leaf bamboo villas, surrounded by slender palm trees and perfectly…

Isopora cylindrica – a Solomon Island Specialty

Isopora cylindrica – Corals of the Solomon Islands A few days ago I landed in the Solomon Islands, and while this destination is a popular topic on the pages of Reef Builders, in fact, it is my very first time…

Meiacanthus solomon, a New Blenny Species from Melanesia

Blennies are one of the most beloved and fun groups of small saltwater and reef fish yet we don’t see nearly enough new ones from year to year. The newly described Meiacanthus solomon breaks the drought from a genus of fangblennies…

Take a Dive on a Solomon Island Sloping Reef Habitat

Now more than ever when an inordinate amount of our corals are coming from Australia, it’s quite refreshing to get a reminder of corals from the Solomon Islands, one of the corners of the infamous coral triangle. Visiting this part…

Huge Colony of Kung Pao Monti Spotted on Wild Reef

Modern communications and social media tools have brought the aquarium world closer together than ever before, but there’s still a big gap between Wild Corals and Aquarium Corals. Most reef aquarists only get to see small pieces of coral, either…

Shallow Water Reef Life of Central Province, Solomon Islands [Video]

For the last couple weeks we’ve been sharing a few videos of our time coral-scouting and coral farming in the Solomon Islands and for this week’s video we go deeper into this part of the Coral Triangle. After a short…

Coral Farming Workshop in the Solomon Islands [Video]

Visiting the wild reefs, like we did in the Solomon Islands recently, is an incredible experience that really helps connect us to where our corals come from. Not only do we get to see a greater variety of coral species…

Soft Coral Safari in the Solomon Islands

It’s not a stretch to say that stony corals represent at least 75% of the corals we keep in our tanks, both in diversity and numbers. If you don’t count zoanthids, shrooms and anemones, then there’s just a tiny sliver…

Coral Diving in the Solomon Islands, Series Preview

Every coral in our aquariums did not ‘come from’ a fish store, they did not originate at an exporter, their journey began much, much further away. Every Acro, Chalice, Monti or Soft Coral came from a tropical, equatorial country most…

Myersina balteata is the Newest Species of Shrimp Goby from the Solomon Islands

Myersina balteata is a new species of shrimp-associated tropical goby that was just described from specimens collected in the Solomon Islands. This new species has a very distinctive color pattern which is divided by a very pronounced black vertical line,…