juvenile semi-circle angelfish - coral triangle advnetures
zooxanthellae exists in extreme conditions in the Persian-Arabian Gulf
Extreme zooxanthellae
  Here is a really interesting study on coral and their symbiotic algae, zooxanthellae (read about it here). Scientists are
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Recently bleached staghorn coral (Acropora sp.)
Saving our corals
  It has been well established that corals, in general, are negatively affected by two of the main factors that
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A female dugong swims with her calf near Calauit Island, Palawan, Philippines
Dugong conservation
  This recent article about the protection of dugongs (Dugong dugon), or sea cows, (read here) made me think of the
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Purpletop dottyback (Pictichromis diadema)
Fish Photography, part 3
  In the first two parts I discussed the importance of having good snorkeling skills and getting closer to your
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Spinner dolphins solomon Islands
Dolphins in the Solomon Islands
  This article on dolphin hunting in the Solomon Islands (see here) hinted at a potential solution. Provide the islanders
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Mudskipper on a mangrove root
A Fish Out of Water
  I have been visiting family in the United States for the past week and although I am very happy
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Luzon sea star (Echinaster luzonicus) autotomy
Sea Star Autotomy
  The word ‘autotomy’ comes from the Greek ‘auto’, meaning self, and ‘tomy’, meaning severing. Animals with this amazing ability
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Biodiversity and the coral triangle, part three, nutrient recycling and ESA
Biodiversity and the Coral Triangle, part 3
  The third and final part of this blog on focuses on nutrient recycling and the Energy-Stability-Area hypothesis to further
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Juvenile zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatus)
Another sea snake mimic?
  Scientists, by training, are all about skepticism. It is an important part of the scientific process to believe false
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Halimeda ghost pipefish (solenostomus halimeda) photographed in Dimakya island, Palawan, Philippines
Philippines snorkeling: Dimakya Island, Palawan
  Our final destination on our Philippines snorkeling tour was Dimakya Island in Palawan. Dimakya Island is home to Club
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