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Ocean Blues: The Curse of the Caribbean

A frequent presence at marine aquarium and dive industry events, French artist Pascal Lecocq has departed from his usual whimsical compositions and offered his statement on the tragedy of Pterois spp. lionfishes spreading throughout the Caribbean and tropical Western Atlantic.

21 Nov 2:52 PM 0 Read More...

A New Frontier for Marine Livestock Collection

Meme Purgatorio, packing and screening supervisor for the Papua New Guinea SEASMART Program, holds up a plastic cup containing a small Xenojulis species of wrasse. I can see Meme’s broad smile refracted through the seawater in the clear cup. “We call it the Gold Nugget Wrasse,” he says. The fish glimmers as sunlight streaming into the warehouse dances off a mosaic of colorful swirls and blotches. “It’s beautiful,” I say. “Where was it collected?” Purgatorio puts the cupped fish back in the holding system. “Taurama Village,” Meme says. “About an hour from here.”

31 Jul 3:53 PM 1 Read More...

Can unusual suspects reform the aquarium livestock trade?

Opinion on needed changes in the aquarium livestock industry and who the gamechangers might be.

09 May 2:21 PM 12 Read More...

CORAL Magazine Table of Contents Sep/Oct 2009

MORAY EELS: Volume 6, Number 5

01 Sep 3:16 PM 0 Read More...

Don’t Release Fish Into the Wild!

Specimens of Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus, the vermiculated sailfin pleco, have been collected from South African rivers, so the government of South Africa is considering legislation aimed at controlling invasive organisms, including fish.

03 Mar 11:27 AM 0 Read More...

Maximum Sizes of Fish in Captivity – an Estimation Tool

Many of us use FishBase for their maximum size records…I had a strong feeling that many fish do not grow as large in captivity as they can in the wild.

22 Feb 5:37 PM 0 Read More...

Aquatic Invasive Species

In light of invasive species, the time has likely come for the development of effective Aquarium Industry certification system.

06 Dec 3:24 PM 0 Read More...

Proposed Invasive Species Legislation Goes Too Far

Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act, HR6311, seeks to prevent the introduction of invasive species through a mixture of white lists and possession bans, which could have dire consequences for the aquarium industry and hobby.

18 Aug 10:01 PM 0 Read More...

CORAL Magazine Table of Contents Aug/Sep 2004

LIONFISHES Issue: Volume 1, Number 4

01 Aug 2:32 PM 0 Read More...