The ocean and its citizens inspire wonder and curiosity and give us life, knowledge and joy.  I am a larval fish researcher and marine life photographer.  I see the ocean as the ultimate classroom, sanctuary and broodstock tank. This site is about aquaculture and marine life, with a spotlight on our favorite gill-bearing vertebrates – the fishes.

Latest Marine Life Photography

Reef Fishes of the Midriff Islands

Reef Fishes of the Midriff Islands

Roughly 5.3 million years ago tectonic forces rifted the Baja Peninsula off the North American Plate, leaving an enormous fjord ...
Sharks and Bait Balls off Waikiki 

Sharks and Bait Balls off Waikiki 

“Multiple large sharks spotted at Kaimana Beach”. “Shark warning signs posted”. “Popular Waikiki Beach spot closed intermittently due to shark ...
A striped marlin hunts a mackerel baitball. Magdalena Bay, Mexico

Intense Animal Encounters off Baja California

Cormorants hunting underwater. Aggregations of marlin slicing through baitballs.  Mobula rays cruising below by the hundreds. Sea lion pups playing ...
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 ...

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Latest Fish Culture Research

Exclamation Point Dragonet Culture

Exclamation Point Dragonet Culture

The Exclamation point dragonet (Synchiropus corallinus) was raised from wild collected eggs at 78-80F on copepods. The larval duration was ...
Auriga Butterflyfish Culture

Auriga Butterflyfish Culture

The Auriga butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga) was raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on copepods and artemia. The larval duration was ...
Transforming bluefin trevally

Bluefin Trevally Culture

The bluefin trevally (Caranx melampygus) was raised from wild-spawned eggs at 79-80F on copepods and artemia. The larval duration was ...
67 day juvenile yellow goby.

Golden Goby Culture

The Golden goby (Priolepis aureoviridis) was raised from hatchery-spawned eggs at 77-79F on copepods and artemia. The larval duration was ...

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