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

A tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) inspects a sperm whale carcass off Oahu, Hawaii.

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 ...
Bluestriped fangblenny  (Plagiotemus rhinorrhynchos) larva on a blackwater dive in the Solomon Islands. Body length is about 2", which is much larger  than most blennies at settlement.

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 water and large and diverse shark populations. That’s ...

Latest Fish Culture Research

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)(Pualu) larvae were raised from wild-spawned eggs at 77-79F on cultured copepods, rotifers, artemia and microparticulate diets ...
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 ...