Rare White Albino Stingray Spotted in Victoria, Australia

A very rare albino stingray with a nearly all white color has been spotted off the southern coast of Australia. As far as aberrant ‘fish’ go, albino marine fish, let alone elasmobranchs including sharks and rays, are about as close…

The Sixgill Stingray Is One Spooky Looking Deep Sea Fish

The Okeanos deep diving ROV has been amazing us with wonderful views of the ocean floor for several years now. You never know what you’ll see on the high definition livestream coming to the public in real time from thousands…

Elasmobranch Enthusiasts (Part 4): Modern Husbandry—Reproduction

From the ferocious great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to the graceful white-spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), Elasmobranchii are a diverse group of boneless fishes that are circumglobal, inhabiting a diverse array of habitats, temperature ranges, salinity, and niches in the…

Elasmobranch Enthusiasts (Part 2): Modern Husbandry – Diet

From the ferocious great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to the graceful white-spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), Elasmobranchii are a diverse group of boneless fishes that are circumglobal, inhabiting a diverse array of habitats, temperature ranges, salinities, and niches in the…

Elasmobranch Enthusiasts (Part 1): Modern Husbandry – Space

From the ferocious great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to the graceful white-spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), Elasmobranchii are a diverse group of boneless fishes that are circumglobal, inhabiting a diverse array of habitats, temperature ranges, salinity, and niches in the…

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…

Black Diamond Leopoldi stingrays are a freshwater treasure

If you’re a saltwater aquarist, you may have never heard of black diamond stingrays, an eye-catching variety of the Leopoldi stingray, Potamotrygon leopoldi. Although black diamond stingrays are a freshwater fish, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate them. Upon first…