Beautiful aquacultured Harlequin Shrimp, captive-bred by Aquatic Technology of Ohio, make an aquarium trade debut at Los Angeles-based marine aquarium livestock wholesaler Quality Marine.
The SECORE Foundation has issued a large online report detailing their work at sexual propagation and coral reef restoration in Mexico.
Daniel Knop’s slice of the ocean has developed into a tangled coral jungle, where colonies intertwine, fighting for space, flow, and light. It is beautiful, wild, and worthy of a bit of reef lust.
Just when you think the visual delights cannot get any more dazzling, you round the final corner and all the color drops away to reveal a perfectly simple display: a fat, round tank where hundreds of brilliant silver Lookdowns (Selene vomer) swim circles all day, their long flat noses bright against the tank’s calming, blue-lit interior.
Since May, we’ve witnessed lower numbers of butterflyfishes and the near complete disappearance of other fishes such as the Coral Goby, from areas that lost all of their Acropora. Most of the other reef-associated fishes have remained, mainly because the severe coral bleaching in 2016 did not result in immediate loss of habitat.