Groupers and Sharks Abound in French Polynesia

Groupers and Sharks Abound in French Polynesia
Big schools of fish, healthy corals, ripping currents, warm, crystal clear blue waters and a huge and diverse shark population ...

Convict Tang Larval Rearing

Convict Tang Larval Rearing
Surgeonfish (family Acanthuridae) are an important group of reef fishes with a small mouth; a deep, compressed body; and sharp ...

The Sand Tiger Sharks of North Carolina

The Sand Tiger Sharks of North Carolina
Before the construction of lighthouses in the 1800s, North Carolina’s outer banks became the resting place for hundreds of vessels ...

Pacific Chub Larval Rearing

Pacific Chub Larval Rearing
Sea chubs or ruddefishes (Kyphosidae) are primarily tropical, schooling, herbivorous, coastal reef fishes comprising 4 genera and 11 species. They ...

The Fish of California’s Kelp Forrest

The Fish of California's Kelp Forrest
California is known for epic kelp diving but the waters can be a bit chilly for tropical divers like myself ...

Black-lipped Butterflyfish Breeding

C. kleinii adult
Butterflyfishes are mostly small, conspicuously colorful reef fishes with deep, laterally compressed bodies and small mouths. The family comprises 130 ...

Ornate Wrasse Breeding

Ornate Wrasse Breeding
Wrasses are a large and diverse group of mostly brightly colored, carnivorous reef fishes, comprising 82 genera and over 600 ...

Cocos Island Marine Life

Cocos Island Marine Life
Cocos Island is mountainous rainforest paradise, remotely located 300 miles west of Costa Rica. A World Heritage Site and Costa Rica’s ...

Redbarred Dragonet Larval Rearing

Redbarred Dragonet Larval Rearing
The Redbarred Dragonet or Tiny Hawaiian Dragonet, Synchiropus rubrovinctus, is a rare, cryptic dragonet species that has only been found ...

Bicolor Anthias Larval Rearing

Bicolor Anthias Larval Rearing
Bicolor Anthias (Pseudanthias bicolor) juveniles were raised from eggs collected in coastal waters off Oahu’s south shore. This species is ...

Palau’s Spawning Aggregations

Palau's Spawning Aggregations
Palau is an underwater paradise, with more than 700 coral species and 1,500 fish species. Three converging, nutrient-rich ocean currents ...

Oval Chromis Larval Rearing

Oval Chromis Larval Rearing
Damselfishes are mostly small (2” to 4” long), brightly colored and highly territorial coral reef fishes comprising 19 genera/200 species ...

Mackerel Tuna Larval Rearing

48 | specimen 48 | Scombrid | 4/22/13 | 14 dph  | 12.2 mm
The Scombrids (tunas, bonitos and mackerels) are epipelagic, medium to very large, fast-moving/highly streamlined, predatory fishes found worldwide in tropical ...

The Fish and Critters of Anilao, Philippines

The Fish and Critters of Anilao, Philippines
Anilao is a dream location for macro photographers. Located in the northern part of the coral triangle and fueled by the ...

Slender Mola Larval Rearing

Slender Mola Larval Rearing
The molas (Family: Molidae) are large, unusual, epipelagic, circumtropical to circumtemperate fishes; comprising just 4 species in 3 genera. They ...

Yellow Anthias Larval Rearing

Yellow Anthias Larval Rearing
The Yellow Anthias (Odontanthias fuscipinnis) is a rare, deepwater fish, endemic to Hawaii. It commands a high price in the ...

The Blue Shark of Rhode Island

The Blue Shark of Rhode Island
Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) are circumglobal—they are found around the world in many different environments. They prefer cooler waters between ...

Hawaiian Seamoth Larval Rearing

Hawaiian Seamoth Larval Rearing
The sea moths (Pegasidae) are small, unusual, benthic fishes comprising two genera and five species. They are found in the ...