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 also photograph the things I’m passionate about: nature, the ocean, marine life. My favorite photo 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 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 micro ...
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 ...
Whitepatch Razorfish Culture

Whitepatch Razorfish Culture

Whitepatch razorfish (Iniistius aneitensis) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-78F on cultured copepods and artemia. The larval duration was ...

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Latest Photo Reports

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 ...
Reef Fish Heaven in the Solomon Islands

Reef Fish Heaven in the Solomon Islands

Want to dive on remote, pristine reefs with an abundance of fish species and no other divers in sight?  The ...
A sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) surrounded by tomtates (Haemulon aurolineatum) and round scad (Decapterus punctatus) on a wreck in North Carolina.

The Sand Tiger Sharks of North Carolina

Before the construction of lighthouses in the 1800s, the shallow waters around North Carolina’s coast became the resting place for ...
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) reflect off the surface  on a shallow reef in Fakarava, French Polynesia.

Groupers and Sharks Abound in French Polynesia

Big schools of fish; healthy corals; ripping currents; warm, crystal clear blue water and large and diverse shark populations. That’s ...

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Latest Photography

A few recent favorites from North Carolina, Hawaii and the Bahamas…

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