Leptastrea is a genus of encrusting reefbuilding stony corals from the Indo-Pacific. Previously assigned to the family Faviidae, it has been moved to uncertain status, Scleractinia incertae sedis, based on DNA testing.
Journalist Ret Talbot offers a “state of the coral reefs” and highlights research efforts to identify what can be saved in the face of worsening conditions for coral reefs.
This new test will allow the reef aquarium hobbyist to now have an accurate view of the ratio between Nitrate: Phosphate: Carbon, which can help reef aquarists avoid cyano blooms, improve general SPS-related issues and improve refugium health.
Biota’s marine ornamental aquaculture capacity will increase with a new facility established on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
A preview of articles and images in the new issue of CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine, January/February 2019.