[WATCH] New Species Discoveries With Dr. Mark Erdmann and Ocean Geographic

Have you ever wanted to invite a scientist into your living room and hear about all their exciting discoveries? Ocean Geographic has been hosting live video sessions with experts around the globe and last week we tuned in to hear…

Octocorals Photographed In The Wild – North Sulawesi

Octocorals are some of my favorite corals to photograph in the wild. Big fluffy octocoral colonies are especially plentiful around the islands of North Sulawesi, and it seems I have a bumper crop of wild octocoral photos living in my…

Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus, Rare Phantom Angelfish Spotted in The Wild

Rare Phantom Angelfish The adult Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus is an attractive angelfish with a velvety black belly, silver-grey body, bright solid yellow tail, and a distinctive scribbled face. It’s not often I write about fish, but when a stunner like this…

Coral Farming is Catching on at Bangka Island Sulawesi

Coral Farming on Bangka Island Over the past year, you will have seen us write many times about diving in Northern Sulawesi Indonesia. This hot spot of biodiversity has quickly become one of our favorite places for scuba diving and…

Lobo Loco Reef in Manado Sulawesi is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Sulawesi is the coral diving destination that just keeps on giving! After the Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition to Sulawesi early this year, we weren’t sure there was anything left to blow our minds, at least in terms of coral…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Lembeh Strait

Coral Spotting Lembeh If you’ve spent any amount of time scuba diving, chances are you’ve heard of the Lembeh Strait. This channel of water between the mainland of Sulawesi and Lembeh island holds a mythical place in the psyche of…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, Sulawesi Mainland Across from Bangka

If you’ve been following along with the Sulawesi half of our Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, you will start to see a trend emerge that coral species are very much influenced or restricted by their habitats. As aquarists, this information comes…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bangka Island

Bangka Island Bangka Island is known as a nonphotosynthetic coral paradise. Scuba divers and vacationers are attracted to the Robinson Crusoe island to get away from the hustle, relax on a white sand beach, and jump in the flow for…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bunaken National Park

Reef Builders blue is the best word I can use to describe the deep color you find while peering out from the Bunaken Wall. Countless sea turtles dart by, schools of pyramid butterfly fish, anthias, and triggerfish swim in synchrony…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Manado Bay

Manado Bay Manado is a rapidly developing city in Northern Sulawesi. Shopping malls, and tourism development are encroaching further and further towards the sea, and not many people would expect to find world class diving a stone’s throw away from…