News & Notes

Australian Scientists at Monsoon Aquatics Breed Scolys!

What’s better than finding an amazing master Scoly? Successfully spawning one! Scientists working at Monsoon Aquatics in the the Bundaberg, Australia facility have successfully produced captive-bred Homophyllia australis!

18 Oct 11:28 PM 2 Read More...

U.K. Scientists Spawn and Settle Scolys!

Still known to many aquarium hobbyists simply as Scolies or Scolys due to their former placement in the genus Scolymia, the captive-breeding of this highly-prized large polyp stony coral from Australia was once simply a daydream. It’s time to wake up and face a new reality with the first successful captive propagation of Homophyllia australis.

17 Oct 10:42 PM 2 Read More...

LEGO to the Reef Restoration Rescue

Dr. Jani Tanzil holds up one of the PVC pipes on which the Lego-mounted corals are suspended with nylon ties.

Sometimes the solution to a problem is genuinely child’s play—you just have to find it. Two marine biologists in Singapore were faced with the task of attaching…

01 Oct 2:59 PM 2 Read More...

COVID Pivot at the Marine Science Magnet High School

The Marine Science Magnet High School (MSMHS, Groton, CT) met the challenge of teaching students during the COVID pandemic head-on. In partnership with Mystic Aquarium and the support of Connecticut Sea Grant, MSMHS Aquaculture Teacher Eric Litvinoff conceptualized and delivered an innovative model to keep his kids’ hands wet while learning about aquatic husbandry in a hybrid teaching model.  

23 Sep 12:25 PM 0 Read More...

Invasive Corallimorphs Taking Over Palmyra Atoll

The reefs at Palmyra Atoll, a small outlying atoll in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, have been undergoing a shift from stony corals to systems dominated by corallimorphs…

17 Sep 4:46 PM 0 Read More...