CORAL Magazine New Issue “REEF PUFFERS” Inside Look

05 Jul, 2017

The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 14, Issue 4 – REEF PUFFERS – July/August 2017

The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 14, Issue 4 – REEF PUFFERS – July/August 2017

CORAL Magazine’s much-anticipated July/August 2017 Reef Puffers is printed and now being delivered to subscribers, local aquarium shops, and select bookstores. On sale date: July 11th, 2017, at the best marine aquarium retail stores and leading Barnes & Noble stores everywhere.

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HEREWITH, a sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the issue will bring.


The Table of Contents for our July/August 2017 edition of CORAL Magazine, REEF PUFFFERS.

The Table of Contents for the July/August 2017 edition of CORAL Magazine, REEF PUFFERS.

 

Daniel Knop's Letter from Europe considers what was once thought impossible, and how far we still must go. "A glance into the future is sobering: eutrophic coasts without herbivorous fishes, the remaining coral populations perishing under seaweed... Propagating certain coral fish species could well be one of the standard tools in tropical coastal management in 10 or 20 years. I am optimistic about this possibility..."

Daniel Knop’s Letter from Europe considers what was once thought impossible, and how far we still must go. “A glance into the future is sobering: eutrophic coasts without herbivorous fishes, the remaining coral populations perishing under seaweed… Propagating certain coral fish species could well be one of the standard tools in tropical coastal management in 10 or 20 years. I am optimistic about this possibility…”

 

We reflect on the life and contributions of Hans Albrecht Baensch in this issue's Editor's Page.

Our Editors reflect on the life and contributions of a departed friend and one of the last “big names” in the aquarium world, Hans Baensch, in this issue’s Editor’s Page.

 

Boxing Crabs propagate their own anemones? Banning sunscreens to protect reefs? Fireflies among fishes? Find the answers in this issue's Reef News!

Boxing Crabs propagating their own anemones? Banning sunscreens to protect reefs? Fireflies flashing on the darkened reef? Learn more in this issue’s Reef News.

 

A bounty of aquacultured species are making their way from Biota Marine Life Nursery in Palau to your local fish store, and it's not simply more clownfish in the mix!

A bounty of aquacultured species is making its way from Biota Marine Life Nursery in Palau to your local fish store, and it’s not simply more clownfish in the mix. Matt Pedersen interviews local aquarium shop owners who rate the new imports.

 

The newest edition of CORAL VISIONS opens with the unique "Pennywise Clove Polyp" from A&M Aquatics. Turn the page of your new issue to see what other treasures await...

The newest installment of CORAL VISIONS opens with the unique Pennywise Clove Polyp from A&M Aquatics. Turn the page of your new issue to see what other exceptional treasures await.

 

Our cover story, Tempting Tobies, opens with Canthigaster papua, the Papuan Toby. Like all the dwarf puffers in this genus, this reef fish has personality and intelligence to spare—but can it be trusted in a reef aquarium?

Scott Michael’s cover story, Tempting Tobies, opens with Canthigaster papua, the Papuan Toby. Like all the dwarf puffers in this genus, this reef fish has personality and intelligence to spare—but can it be trusted in a reef aquarium?

 

This huge table colony of Acropora hyacinthus is the most visible member of a population of more than 4,000 distinct species living in a complex symbiotic assembly...There is more to a colony of Acropora than meets the eye. Much more...

This huge table colony of Acropora hyacinthus is the most visible member of a population of more than 4,000 distinct species living in a complex symbiotic assembly. There is more to a colony of Acropora than meets the eye. Much more…

 

When discussing the symbionts of the Acropora hyacinthus holobiont, or any holobiont, for that matter, it is a good idea to review the definition of "holobiont"...

When discussing the symbionts of the Acropora hyacinthus holobiont (or any holobiont, for that matter), it is a good idea to review the definition of “holobiont.” (You will never view a colony of stony coral in the same way again!)

 

Meet the Acro Crabs and more in "Standing Watch: Coral Guard Crabs and Other Symbionts."

Meet the Acro Crabs and more in “Standing Watch: Coral Guard Crabs and Other Symbionts,” by Felicia McCaulley.

 

Using a simple new method, the pH of many marine aquariums can be stabilized without directly treating the water. Learn all about pH stabilization with soda lime in the new issue.

Using a simple new method, the pH of many marine aquariums can be stabilized without directly treating the water. Learn all about pH stabilization with soda lime in the new issue.

 

"The proprietor of this little restaurant...asked what brought me out to this somewhat remote spot. When I replied 'aquarium fishes,' he responded with the bemused, slightly quizzical look I've come to expect from that answer. 'We have those here?' he asked. 'In Kenya?'" Discover the them for yourself in "Reef Fishes Out of Africa; Part 2."

“The proprietor of this little restaurant…asked what brought me out to this somewhat remote spot. When I replied ‘aquarium fishes,’ he responded with the bemused, slightly quizzical look I’ve come to expect from that answer. ‘We have those here?’ he asked. ‘In Kenya?'” Discover them for yourself in Michael Tuccinardi’s must-read Reef Fishes Out of Africa: Part 2.

 

In this fifth part of our photography series from Daniel Knop, we will focus on video recording.

In this, an ongoing photography series from Daniel Knop, the KORALLE Editor and smartphone camera wizard focuses on video recording and gear to stabilize your shoots.

 

Our Aquarium Portrait for this issue is Martin Lakin's Gobsmacking 1,300 gallon UK-based home reef aquarium. You won't want to miss it!

Martin Lakin’s 1,300-gallon UK-based home reef aquarium left some editors “gobsmacked”—amazed at the 10-sided custom tank inserted into the living room of a British family home.

 

Reefkeeping 101 returns with Part 2 of our look at fragging stony corals.

Reefkeeping 101 returns with Part 2, a look at fragging stony corals and the use of glue-gun adhesives.

 

Our current Species Spotlight shines on the Bursa Triggerfish, Rhinecanthus verrucosus.

Species Spotlight shines this time on the Bursa Triggerfish, Rhinecanthus verrucosus.

 

Find CORAL Magazine for sale as single issues at the BEST aquarium retailers. View this list online as well.

Find CORAL Magazine for sale as single issues at the VERY BEST aquarium retailers. View this list online as well.

 

CORAL Magazine's CORALexicon expands on the technical terms that appear in articles in each issue.

CORALexicon clarifies the technical terms that appear in articles in each issue.

 

CORAL Magazine's Reef Stewardship column looks at the past and future threats facing sharks in the Maldives.

CORAL Magazine’s Reef Stewardship column looks at the past and future threats facing sharks in the Maldives, where former NOAA coral biologist Dr. Andy Bruckner and colleague Georgia Coward are fighting to restore reefs beleaguered by warming seas and overfishing of big, predatory fishes.

 


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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC, including AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines. Matt has kept aquariums for 34 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized as the 2009 MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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