Just Published: CORAL’S first issue of a new decade, featuring a special section on soft corals. Ghost Goby and soft coral images by Gary Bell.
With the captive-breeding of the Red Coris Wrasse, Coris gaimard, Biota Aquariums adds one more captive-bred marine fish to 2019’s list of breakthroughs in the world of marine ornamental aquaculture.
“When bleaching reduces coral cover on the reefs, it creates large areas of newly barren surfaces,”
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.
Dazzling in its profusion of colors and fascinating life forms, the coral reef displays some of the richest assemblages of biodiversity on Earth and captivates underwater naturalists, divers, snorkelers, and marine aquarists alike.