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Stony Coral Fluorescence as a Measure of Health

In experimental studies conducted at Scripps, Roth and Deheyn tested the common Indo-Pacific reef-building branching coral Acropora yongei, known in the aquarium trade as the Bali Green Slimer, under various temperatures. Test groups were subjected to 5-degree C water temperature changes (both warmer and cooler) conditions.

13 Mar 5:12 PM 0 Read More...

Featured CORAL Video: Moray Eels of the Andaman Islands

This video features 11 species of moray eel from the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, the Burma Banks, and various sites around Phuket and the Similan Islands in Thailand.

13 Mar 4:41 PM 0 Read More...

On the Night Reef: New Benefit Shown for Anemones Hosting Clownfish

The symbiotic relationship between anemonefishes and their host sea anemones has long been studied, but now researchers have found a new benefit to the invertebrate partner.

07 Mar 3:32 PM 0 Read More...

Banggai Rescue Project: A Biologist’s Perspective

My personal quest for this extraordinary fish began just over 20 years ago, when I received a photo of an unusual discovery taken by a diver friend, Kal Muller.

18 Feb 4:41 PM 0 Read More...

Open Season on Hawaii's Marine Aquarium Collectors

A landslide of 13 legislative measures that could significantly impact the aquarium fishery in Hawaiian waters was introduced in the state legislature in the week between opening day on January 16th and the cutoff deadline for new bills on January 24th. At least three of the measures—two senate bills and one house bill—seek to close the fishery in state waters, while several others not explicitly seeking to end the commercial aquarium fishery would most likely do just that if passed.

25 Jan 3:28 PM 4 Read More...