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 Photo Reports

Sunset Wrasse (Thalassoma lutescens) races down from the surface. Lord Howe Island.

Colorful Wrasses – Picassos of the Reef

Reef fishes have evolved some of the most amazing color patterns in the animal kingdom and no family holds more ...
The rare sight of  a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriace) feeding on thimble jellyfish.

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, North Carolina’s outer banks became the resting place for hundreds of vessels ...
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 waters and a huge and diverse shark population ...
California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher).

The Fish of California’s Kelp Forests

California is known for epic kelp diving but the waters can be a bit chilly for tropical divers like myself ...
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 Marine Life

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

Latest Fish Culture Research

Juvenile whitepatch razorfish (Iniistius aneitensis) emerging from the sand at 45 days post hatch.

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 ...
30-day-old blackedge cusk eel larva.

Blackedge Cusk Eel Culture

Blackedge cusk larvae (Ophidion muraenolepis) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-78F on cultured copepods, rotifers and artemia. The larval duration ...
Cultured Pacific chub (Kyphosus sandwicensis).

Pacific Chub Culture

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

Convict Surgeonfish Culture

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

Black-lipped Butterflyfish Culture

Black-lipped butterflyfish larvae (Chaetodon kleinii) were raised from captive-spawned eggs at 77-79F on wild and cultured copepods, rotifers, artemia and micro ...
Cultured ornate wrasse (Halichoeres ornatissimus) larva.

Ornate Wrasse Culture

Ornate wrasse larvae (Halichoeres ornatissimus) were raised from captive-spawned eggs at 77-79F on cultured ciliates, wild and cultured copepods, artemia and ...
Squirrelfish larva at night in PNG.

Hawaiian Squirrelfish Culture

Hawaiian Squirrelfish larvae (Sargocentron xantherythrum) were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on wild copepods and artemia. The larval duration ...
Cultured Helens's perchlet larva.

Helen’s Perchlet Culture

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