A Call to Enact a Ban on Reef Tourism

With all of the rhetoric surrounding the potential banning of the aquarium trade in Hawaii, we’ve decided that the conservationists backing any form of anti-aquarium legislation need to not only focus on one industry, but every industry that has roots Continue reading

The Center for Biological Diversity Sues NOAA to Protect Corals

Way back in October 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent out a petition asking the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to list 82 coral species found in the waters of US territories worldwide as threatened or endangered. Continue reading

Picture of the Week – 9/19 – 9/25

Pictured in this week’s AquaNerd POTW is a Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) frag being displayed at the Boyd’s Enterprises booth at MACNA. The purpose of this display was to show the different growing strategies that conservation groups have attempted when Continue reading

Confiscated Corals Used to Educate Public in London

Shoppers visiting the world famous Oxford Street in London are in for quite a treat. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has partnered with Selfridges, a high end department store in the heart of the city, to help educate the Continue reading

ORA Joins Facebook, Shows off Amazing Collection

Oceans Reefs and Aquariums (ORA), the world’s largest marine ornamental fish hatchery, has finally joined the Facebook crowd. Normally, this occurrence wouldn’t be blog-worthy, but the simple fact that ORA has posted pictures of their entire collection sure is. Browse Continue reading