Posts Tagged ‘Acropora’

Acropora desalwii: the Spiny Plating Acro

Vincent Chalias takes you afield to examine Acropora desalwii, a spiny, tabling Acropora that exhibits some remarkable coloration in certain regions of Indonesia.

27 Jan 12:58 PM 0 Read More...

CORAL Reef Visions BONUS: UC Masterpiece Valida

Sometimes, our Reef Visions collaborators offer up far more insight than the printed page allows, such as with the coral we showcase here. Learn all about the new UC Masterpiece Valida from Unique Corals aquaculturist Emilio De Anda.

06 May 5:33 AM 1 Read More...

A New Source For SPS: Palau & Biota

A few smaller test shipments of these aquacultured corals have already arrived in the United States and were distributed from the Biota Aquariums facility in Florida. Currently, Biota’s culture efforts are focused on Acorpora; hobbyists can expect varieties in several classic growth forms described as staghorn, bottlebrush, tabling, and bushy.

23 Nov 1:42 PM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: Coral Bleaching, Recovery, Succession & Obliteration. Fiji: 2000-2016

Dramatic, newly-compiled footage documents the bleaching, recovery, expansion, and decline of a fringing reef at the island of Vunavadra in Fiji over a 16-year timeframe. Does the increasing frequency of weather-related catastrophe warrant intensive reef restoration efforts in locations like this?

04 Jun 12:30 PM 1 Read More...

Microscopic Mayhem When Corals Are Attacked

A juvenile Crown-of-Thorns Starfish with ultimately fatal damage to the arms and central disk after being repelled by the stinging weaponry of an Acropora coral. Credit: Dione Deaker, University of Sydney.

Coral can fight back against attacking juvenile Crown-of-Thorns starfish—using stinging cells to injure and…

28 May 3:13 PM 1 Read More...