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

Blackedge Cusk Eel Culture

30-day-old blackedge cusk eel larva.
Blackedge cusk larvae (Ophidion muraenolepis) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-78F on cultured copepods, rotifers and artemia. The larval duration ...

Pacific Chub Culture

Cultured Pacific chub (Kyphosus sandwicensis).
Pacific chub larvae (Kyphosus sandwicensis) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-78F on wild copepods. The larval duration was 20 days ...

Convict Surgeonfish Culture

Cultured convict surgeonfish larva tranforming into a juvenile.
Convict surgeonfish larvae (Acanthuris triostegus) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on cultured copepods, rotifers, artemia and micro pellets. The ...

Black-lipped Butterflyfish Culture

Klein's butterflyfish or blacklip butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii).
Black-lipped butterflyfish larvae (Chaetodon kleinii) were raised from captive-spawned eggs at 77-79F on wild and cultured copepods, rotifers, artemia and micro ...

Ornate Wrasse Culture

Female ornate wrasse.
Ornate wrasse larvae (Halichoeres ornatissimus) were raised from captive-spawned eggs at 77-79F on cultured ciliates, wild and cultured copepods, artemia and ...

Hawaiian Squirrelfish Culture

Squirrelfish larva at night in PNG.
Hawaiian Squirrelfish larvae (Sargocentron xantherythrum) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on wild copepods and artemia. The larval duration ...

Helen’s Perchlet Culture

Cultured Helens's perchlet larva.
First record of Helen’s Perchlet culture. Helen’s Perchlet larvae were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on wild copepods and ...

Redbarred Dragonet Culture

Cultured redbarred dragonet larva (Synchiropus rubrovinctus).
Redbarred dragonet larvae (Synchiropus rubrovinctus) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on wild and cultured copepod. The larval duration was ...

Latest Underwater Photography Projects

Groupers and Sharks Abound in French Polynesia

Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) reflect off the surface  on a shallow reef in Fakarava, French Polynesia.
Big schools of fish; healthy corals; ripping currents; warm, crystal clear blue waters and a huge and diverse shark population ...

The Sand Tiger Sharks of North Carolina

A sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) surrounded by tomtates (Haemulon aurolineatum) and round scad (Decapterus punctatus) on a wreck in North Carolina.
Before the construction of lighthouses in the 1800s, North Carolina’s outer banks became the resting place for hundreds of vessels ...

Cocos Island Marine Life

Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) come to cleaning stations during the day to have  parasites and loose tissue removed by barberfish (Johnrandallia nigrirostris) and other cleaner  fishes. Cocos Island.
Cocos Island is mountainous rainforest paradise, remotely located 300 miles west of Costa Rica. A World Heritage Site and Costa Rica’s ...

Blue Sharks of Rhode Island

Motion blur of two blue sharks (Prionace glauca) on the surface off New England.
With an elegant snout, large  eyes and  a long sleek, brilliantly blue body, the blue shark (Prionace glauca) radiates grace ...

The Fish of California’s Kelp Forrests

California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher).
California is known for epic kelp diving but the waters can be a bit chilly for tropical divers like myself ...

Palau’s Spawning Aggregations

Twin-spot red Snapper  (Lutjanus bohar) spawning aggregation.
Palau is an underwater paradise, with more than 700 coral species and 1,500 fish species. Three converging, nutrient-rich ocean currents ...