To all our fellow reef addicts, newbies and old salts alike, welcome to our new blog! Here you will find writing on all aspects of reefkeeping—trends and techniques, emerging science, the latest corals, other inverts and fish to hit the markets, new product reviews, and all the other gritty bits of keeping saltwater aquariums. Why read this blog, you ask? Easy—our writers span all across the globe, old and young, from world-renowned expert to home hobbyist, scientists, engineers, public aquarists, industry professionals, moms and dads. Reefkeeping attracts a wide variety of people, and you’ll find them all represented here. Want to know about the latest in lighting? Sanjay Joshi, or as we like to call him, Photon Man, will be writing about this and his experiences with his own tanks. Rich Ross, skeptical reefer and cephalopod expert will contribute his experiences working at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Science in San Francisco. The European perspective will be provided by Peter Schmeidel in Belgium and our friend Simon Garratt in the UK. Leslie Harris, from the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History will give us a close-up look at the lives of the wet and spineless (her expertise is in worm identification!). And this is just skims the surface (pun intended of course)—you’ll find posts from each of these bloggers and many more in the coming weeks introducing themselves and their take on the hobby.
Most of all, we’re planning to have fun, and learn some things—that’s why we all started this hobby in the first place! As editor here, it has been a blast reading the perspectives of our bloggers so far, and I’m sure it will continue to be as time passes. So put Submerge(d) in your RSS feed and stop by often to catch up on the latest news, opinions, and events in reefkeeping.