CORAL New Issue “REEF GHOSTS” Inside Look

30 Dec, 2021

 Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 19, Issue 1 – REEF GHOSTS – January/February 2022. On the cover: Comet, Calloplesiops altivelis: BluePlanetArchive / David B. Fleetham. Background: Euphyllia glabrescens: Michael Vargas Photography
Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 19, Issue 1 – REEF GHOSTS – January/February 2022. On the cover: Comet or Marine Betta, Calloplesiops altivelis: BluePlanetArchive / David B. Fleetham. Background: Euphyllia glabrescens: Michael Vargas Photography

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


Table of Contents for the January/February 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
Table of Contents for the January/February 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
In essence, the Diadema Culture Manual is not just about culturing and restoring the population of this keystone herbivore, it is about restoring the whole reef ecosystem. If there were a Nobel Prize for Citizen Science, I believe we have our nominee. —James Lawrence, introducing the issue and noting the importance of Martin Moe's latest publication, the Diadema Culture Manual.
In essence, the Diadema Culture Manual is not just about culturing and restoring the population of this keystone herbivore, it is about restoring the whole reef ecosystem. If there were a Nobel Prize for Citizen Science, I believe we have our nominee. —Editor James Lawrence, introducing the issue and noting the importance of Martin A. Moe’s self-motivated research work and his latest publication, the Diadema Culture Manual.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Coral evolution gets a boost on the Great Barrier Reef, Glassy Sweepers captive-bred for the first time, and “Living time machines”: Remote wilderness reefs teem with large fishes.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Coral evolution gets a boost on the Great Barrier Reef, Glassy Sweepers are captive-bred for the first time, and “Living time machines”: Remote wilderness reefs teeming with large fishes.
REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted by Matt Pedersen in the current aquarium trade. In this issue, we begin by introducing readers to the Manilla Spy, a cultivar of Montipora carinata being put into larger production at ACI Aquaculture, photographed by Amanda Meckley with a bonus colony image from Reef Builders's Jake Adams. Turn the pages to see what other surprises await from leading marinelife sources.
REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted by Matt Pedersen in the current aquarium trade. In this issue, we begin by introducing readers to the Manilla Spy, a cultivar of Montipora carinata being put into production at ACI Aquaculture, photographed by Amanda Meckley with a bonus colony image from Reef Builders’s Jake Adams. Turn the pages to see what other surprises await from leading marinelife sources.
Can bringing back a keystone herbivore help save the disappearing coral reefs of Florida and the Caribbean? Find out when you read Martin A. Moe, Jr.'s first installment of Urchin Renewal, a recent history of the long-spined sea urchin, Diadema antillarum.
Can bringing back a keystone herbivore help save the disappearing coral reefs of Florida and the Caribbean? Find out when you read Martin A. Moe, Jr.’s first installment of Urchin Renewal, a recent history of the Longspined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum.
CORAL Sr. Editor Scott W. Michael investigates ghostly fishes found on reefs in the tropical southwestern Pacific, revealing these somewhat reclusive apparitions as the ideal reef aquarium fishes they actually are! You'll learn everything you need to be successful and enjoy the sometimes secretive Comets and Assessors.
CORAL Sr. Editor Scott W. Michael investigates ghostly fishes found on reefs in the tropical southwestern Pacific, revealing these somewhat reclusive apparitions as the ideal reef aquarium fishes they actually are! You’ll learn everything you need to be successful and enjoy the sometimes secretive Comets and Assessors.
Russell Kelley's latest installment of the new CORAL EXPLORER series offers a concise look at four commonly encountered larger species of Pavona corals, some of which you may have already kept without even realizing it!
Russell Kelley’s latest installment of the new CORAL EXPLORER series offers a concise look at four commonly encountered larger species of Pavona corals, some of which you may have already kept without even realizing it!
Reef Time in Seattle? Excellent! This impressive 218-gallon reef aquarium is our latest Aquarium Portrait! Join us as we enter Duane's World, with our tour guides Robin and Duane Oestreich.
Reef Time in Seattle? Excellent! This impressive 218-gallon reef aquarium is our latest Aquarium Portrait, a look under the hood of an outstanding marine system. Join us as we enter Duane’s World, with our tour guides Robin and Duane Oestreich.
Author Felicia McCaulley and photographer Michael Vargas—who some are calling CORAL Magazine's new dynamic duo—have done it again with an all-out exposé, replete with glorious MVargas Photography, showcasing what seems to be the "coral of the year", the Torch Coral, Euphyllia glabrescens! It's this issue's Species Spotlight!
Author Felicia McCaulley and photographer Michael Vargas have done it again with an all-out tour de force, replete with glorious MVargas Photography, showcasing what seems to be the “coral of the year”, the Torch Coral, Euphyllia glabrescens. It’s this issue’s Species Spotlight.
Do you want smarter and faster cycling of new reef aquariums? Of course you do! Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec's latest installment of Nitrification In Marine Aquaria will truly tell you everything you need to know about establishing biological filtration in a marine aquarium before you start your next reef tank! Don't start another saltwater aquarium until you've read this!
Do we want smarter and faster cycling of new reef aquariums? Of course we do! Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec’s latest installment of Nitrification In Marine Aquaria will truly tell you the secrets of establishing biological filtration in a marine aquarium before you start your next reef tank. Don’t start another saltwater aquarium until you’ve read this!
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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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