CORAL New Issue “ZOOPLANKTON” Inside Look

18 Mar, 2022

 Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 19, Issue 2 – ZOOPLANKTON – March/April 2022. On the cover: Twinspot Anthias, Pseudanthias bimaculatus: BluePlanetArchive/Mark Strickland. Background: Flame-tipped Clove Polyps, Clavularia sp.: Michael Vargas Photography
Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 19, Issue 2 – ZOOPLANKTON – March/April 2022. On the cover: Twinspot Anthias, Pseudanthias bimaculatus: BluePlanetArchive/Mark Strickland. Background: Flame-tipped Clove Polyps, Clavularia sp.: Michael Vargas Photography

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


Table of Contents for the March/April 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
Table of Contents for the March/April 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
Imagine an aquarium with colonies of every reefbuilding coral species on Earth. Imagine it as a repository to be drawn upon for reef restoration and research efforts, as many oceanographers are forecasting mounting climatic assaults on coral reefs as we know them. The Living Coral Biobank Project, the initiative is spearheaded by Dr. J.E.N. (Charlie) Veron, is turning this vision into reality, as introduced by CORAL Editor James Lawrence.
Imagine an aquarium with colonies of every reefbuilding coral species on Earth. Imagine it as a repository to be drawn upon for reef restoration and research efforts, as many oceanographers are forecasting mounting climatic assaults on coral reefs as we know them. The Living Coral Biobank Project, the initiative is spearheaded by Dr. J.E.N. (Charlie) Veron, is turning this vision into reality, as introduced by CORAL Editor James Lawrence.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Planktivores deliver: Recognizing the role of certain fishes as the lifeline to coral reefs and “sweet spots” in marine fisheries; A maelstrom of microplastics in deeper oceanic waters; Thriving on chaos: Giant clams growing faster in warmer, more polluted waters of the Red Sea; and New species found lurking in forgotten museum collections of ancient marine snail shells.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Planktivores deliver: Recognizing the role of certain fishes as the lifeline to coral reefs and “sweet spots” in marine fisheries; A maelstrom of microplastics in deeper oceanic waters; Thriving on chaos: Giant clams growing faster in warmer, more polluted waters of the Red Sea; and New species found lurking in forgotten museum collections of ancient marine snail shells.
REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted by Matt Pedersen in the current aquarium trade. This issue wows in shades of blue and yellow thanks to stunning Michael Vargas photography capturing these Wolverine Zoanthids at Aquatic Operations in Austin, TX. More stunners await as you turn the pages...
REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted by Matt Pedersen in the current aquarium trade. This issue wows in shades of blue and yellow thanks to stunning Michael Vargas photography capturing these Wolverine Zoanthids at Aquatic Operations in Austin, TX. More stunners await as you turn the pages…
Scott W. Michael invites you to Meet The Zooplanktivores, a diverse group of fishes from coral reef habitats that make for great reef aquarium residents. Learn about the ecology and care of these zooplankton-feeding aquarium fishes in this issue!
Scott W. Michael invites you to Meet The Zooplanktivores, a diverse group of fishes from coral reef habitats that make for great reef aquarium residents. Learn about the ecology and care of these zooplankton-feeding aquarium fishes in this issue!
Dr. Ronald Shimek reveals the minuscule yet abundant zooplankton, noting that it wasn't until scientists changed their thinking and made better observations that the misconception of coral reef "oases of life" in the "ocean desert" was dispelled. You'll come to understand the role these tiny organisms play in the ocean, and by proxy, where they fit into your home aquarium. Part 2 of this series will continue in the May/June 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine.
Dr. Ronald Shimek reveals the minuscule yet abundant zooplankton, noting that it wasn’t until scientists changed their thinking and made better observations that the misconception of coral reef “oases of life” in the “ocean desert” was dispelled. You’ll come to understand the role these tiny organisms play in the ocean, and by proxy, where they fit into your home aquarium. Part 2 of this series will continue in the May/June 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine.
Russel Kelley's not-to-be-missed CORAL EXPLORER series will give readers a significantly better understanding of the taxonomic standing and identification of corals from the genus Lobophyllia.
Russel Kelley’s not-to-be-missed CORAL EXPLORER series will give readers a significantly better understanding of the taxonomic standing and identification of corals from the genus Lobophyllia.
Danilo Ronchi takes you on a  journey to Bologna, Italy, to experience the immaculate, textbook 120-gallon reef aquarium of Marco Vancherei in our latest Aquarium Portrait.
Danilo Ronchi takes you on a journey to Bologna, Italy, to experience the immaculate, textbook 120-gallon reef aquarium of Marco Vancherei in our latest Aquarium Portrait.
Our Species Spotlight shines brightly on the Sun Corals of the genus Tubastraea. They are among the most well-suited non-photosynthetic corals (NPS) in the reef hobby, but they still present a challenge to many reefkeepers. Ken Wingerter shares everything you'll need to find success with these gorgeous shade-loving corals.
Our Species Spotlight shines brightly on the Sun Corals of the genus Tubastraea. They are among the most well-suited non-photosynthetic corals (NPS) in the reef hobby, but they still present a challenge to many reefkeepers. Ken Wingerter shares everything you’ll need to find success with these gorgeous shade-loving corals.
Looking for CORAL? Find current and hard-to-find back issues from these destination independent aquarium retailers! You can find our current sources in each issue, as well as online!
Looking for CORAL? Find current and hard-to-find back issues from these destination independent aquarium retailers! You can find our current sources in each issue, as well as online!
Advanced Aquatics returns with Part 2 of Martin Moe's series cataloging years' worth of trials and tribulations in an effort to correct a troublesome problem in his home waters. Will Moe unlock the secrets of breeding and rearing the embattled keystone herbivore of the Florida Keys and beyond: Diadema antillarum, the Lime, Black, or Long-spined Sea Urchin?
Advanced Aquatics returns with Part 2 of Martin Moe’s series cataloging years’ worth of trials and tribulations in an effort to correct a troublesome problem in his home waters. Will Moe unlock the secrets of breeding and rearing the embattled keystone herbivore of the Florida Keys and beyond: Diadema antillarum, the Lime, Black, or Long-spined Sea Urchin?

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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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