Thanks for visiting! I’m a fish breeder and aquaculture researcher. I’ve been culturing marine aquarium fish for sale and research since the mid 1990s.  I’m also fortunate to be able to photograph the things I’m passionate about: nature, the ocean, marine life. My favorite photography subjects are sharks, reef fishes, and fish larvae. I’m a fish nut! This site hosts my fish culture research and my underwater photography. 

Latest Fish Culture Research

Cultured Holcom's sole juvenile

Holcom’s Sole Culture

Holcom’s sole larvae (Aseraggodes holcomi) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on copepod nauplii, rotifers and artemia. The larval ...
Cultured orangeband surgeonfish juvenile

Orangeband Surgeonfish Culture

Orangeband or orangebar surgeonfish larvae (Acanthurus olivaceus) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77–79F on cultured copepods, Artemia, and micropellets ...
Hawaiian flagtail (Kuhlia xenura) larva raised in the laboratory for the Hawaii Larval Fish Project.

Hawaiian Flagtail Culture

Hawaiian flagtail (Kuhlia xenura) larvae were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on cultured copepods, rotifers, artemia and microparticulate diets ...
65-day-old juvenile yellowfin surgeonfish (Acanthurus xanthopterus) raised in the laboratory for the Hawaii Larval Fish Project

Yellowfin Surgeonfish Culture

Yellowfin surgeonfish (Acanthurus xanthopterus) larvae were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on cultured copepods, rotifers, artemia and microparticulate diets ...

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Latest Underwater Photography

Damsels and cardinalfish surround soft corals and sponges on a wreck mast in Truck Lagoon

The Fishy Side of Truk Lagoon

On February 17th and 18th 1944, the US navy launched a crippling air attack on the Japanese Imperial Fleet located ...
Colorful scene of common California kelp forest fishes.

California’s Channel Islands Marine Life

Two years after first diving California’s giant kelp forests, I’m back to experience more of this unique ecosystem. Only this ...
Leopard blenny larva near the ocean surface of  the pelagic zone at night.

Oahu’s Blackwater Creatures

I am drifting on flat, calm seas above 1500 feet of water. It is close to 8:30 p.m., three days ...
A tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) inspects a sperm whale carcass off Oahu, Hawaii. The particles in the water is decaying organic matter from the dead whale.

A Sperm Whale Carcass in Hawaii!

Majestic, graceful, and ever so vital to the health of our oceans, large predatory sharks are awesome! For me, seeing ...

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