At Pratt, We Say “Pet” Instead. The Pratt Institute Reef Club reflects on their 4th year of experimenting with elevating the profile the dreaded Aiptasia from loathsome to awesome.
“This has been three years in the making,” says marine breeder Soren Hansen, announcing a line of new designer clownfish being produced by Sea & Reef Aquaculture in Franklin, Maine.
The current scientific community generally agrees that if the warming of our planet from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation continues, our coral reefs are doomed. The corals of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef of Australia are beginning to die, and the marine life that is dependent on them will likely perish along with them. While we still can, we should all work to better appreciate and study the many unknowns about the biology of coral reefs and the complexity of the webs of life they support.
A preview of articles and images in the new issue of CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine, September/October 2017.
In the absence of hard data, small-scale fisheries like Kenya’s increasingly seem to be a better sourcing option for hobbyists looking to minimize the impact their aquariums have on wild reefs.