Caribbean Coral Reefs used to be made up of fields of coral

The concept of shifting baselines is an important one in reef ecology which basically describes how successive generations of researchers have their own ideas of what constitutes a healthy or a natural reef. Nowhere is this concept more important than…

Rare Acropora robusta sighted in extreme flow environment

Acropora robusta is an interesting, thick branching staghorn coral which also happens to grow crazy fast in a high energy reef tank, especially when it is provided with “maximal” speeds for an aquarium. Often confused for Acropora abrotanoides, the main feature which…

Giant staghorn corals so big they make you feel small

There are staghorn acros and then there are STAGHORN corals! It is astounding to see the massive size that some species can reach in their preferred habitat amnd stumble upon the kinds of gargantuan ship-grounding sizes the colonies and their…

Acropora insignis gets an official release from ORA

Acropora insignis is an interesting staghorn Acro which was one of the must-have stony corals back in the day when the selection was much more limited. Acro Insignis has been obscured by more showy species in the recent past but ORA…

Red Dragon Acro: large wild Acropora carduus colonies photographed in Bali

The reef aquarium hobby has never enjoyed so much diversity and abundance of maricultured stony corals but with so many of these species being highly sought after, it seems like all we know of many of these species is how…

New study documents increased growth of staghorn Acropora in higher phosphate levels

Acropora corals are a mysterious creature with complex needs and one of those that we thought we’d nailed long ago was their “need” for minimal phosphate concentration in the water. A new study by Dunn et. al. which will be…

Colin Foord presents urban Acropora at TEDxMiami

[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3uCnEN7lE&t=12s[/youtube] We wrote in August about Coral Morphologic’s Colin Foord speaking at the prestigious TEDxMiami and we are happy to share with you his informative presentation is now available online. Foord’s unique presentation dives into finding thriving coral…

Magical video by Coral Morphologic shows the staghorn coral tree nursery in exquisite detail

If you were intrigued by our last story on the staghorn coral tree nursery by the Coral restoration Foundation, Coral Morphologic has produced a video of what these aquaculture contraptions look like out in the field. We’re not sure how…

Staghorn Coral Tree Nursery by Coral Restoration Foundation takes a page from aquarium culture techniques

The Coral Tree Nursery is an innovative new technique for growing corals at sea which takes some inspiration from techniques for culturing corals that were pioneered in home aquariums. Now the whole Coral-Tree part is totally of Coral Restoration Foundation’s…

Coral Morphologic’s Colin Foord to speak on urban Acropora at TEDxMiami

You usually think of Acropora as being a delicate coral group, ready to die at a moment’s notice but would you believe that there are acropora growing inside Miami Florida? We’re not talking about Acros in reef tanks, we’re talking…