J. Charles Delbeek

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Diving the Reefs of Anilao, Philippines

Diving the Reefs of Anilao, Philippines

Text and Photos By J. Charles Delbeek During the summer of 2007 I was fortunate to be invited to join a workshop of coral experts organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The purpose of this workshop was to examine the status of stony...

Aquarium Fish Longevity

Aquarium Fish Longevity

By J. Charles Delbeek M.Sc. (1) and John E. Randall PhD (2) 1. Senior Biologist, California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium 2.Professor Emeritus, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii When it comes to keeping marine fish, hobbyists often state with pride how they...

Pioneers: Charles Delbeek

Pioneers: Charles Delbeek

By Francis Yupangco Charles’ interest for the sea began at an early age. He was captivated watching Jacques Cousteau documentaries in the 1960’s. His journey into the aquarium hobby began when he was 10 with his father’s 5 gal metal framed aquarium and a breeding pair...

Observations on Coral Growth

Observations on Coral Growth

By J. Charles Delbeek, M.Sc. When one thinks of coral reefs, images of gin clear, nutrient poor blue water spring to mind. While there are certainly many examples of this, there are also many more examples of coral reefs in less clear, nutrient rich waters. However,...

Media Review: A Review Of The Literature

Media Review: A Review Of The Literature

One of the major changes that have occurred in reef keeping over the last 10 years has been the increase in the number of aquarists who feed their corals. There has been an explosion in the number of products designed to provide live foods, mainly phytoplankton, to the reef aquarium.…