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Coral City Fluorotour

Coral City Fluorotour

We are proud to present Coral City Flourotour, our first short film in 3 years, and our first in-ocean filming project using techniques developed in the CM lab / studio. Coral City Flourotour documents the highly fluorescent corals living near the Coral City Camera site at PortMiami.…

Something A Little Different…

Something A Little Different…

At the Tropical Aquaculture Lab in Ruskin, we’ve been running into lots of bottlenecks in the early larval development of some of the Rising Tide species we’ve been working on.  We believe these issues were exacerbated due to our current larval rearing systems being inadequate to provide the pristine water quality necessary for larvae to survive. …

Milletseed Butterflyfish Larvae Update

Milletseed Butterflyfish Larvae Update


A 35 day old milletseed butterflyfish larva with morepronounced dorsal spines.  During this recent trial, larvae displayed greater development in a shorter period of time.It’s been a while since our last milletseed butterflyfish post but, not to worry, I’ve been very busy conducting a variety of replicated experiments to better understand their larval requirements. …

Brood Stock Management, Spawning and Egg Collection of the Purple Masked Angelfish (Paracentropyge venusta)

Yellow Tang… so close, yet so far… – Update from OI

Since we last wrote at Day 50, we’ve observed a lot of interesting things with our yellow tang larvae. Probably the most important thing we observed is their very inefficient feeding capability. At their size (~1cm), newly hatched Artemia nauplii should have been easy prey, but time and time again we’d watch them strike and miss, or partially catch one only to spit it out.…

Brood Stock Management, Spawning and Egg Collection of the Purple Masked Angelfish (Paracentropyge venusta)

Building a Rising Tide in Hawaii

Dr. Clyde Tamaru and Ms. Karen Brittain of the University of Hawaii are important partners in Rising Tide Conservation. Karen has been focusing on looking at all things related to broodstock management, egg collecting and larval rearing for the Bandit Angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus). …

Tagging Milletseed Butterflyfish Spawning Groups

Tagging Milletseed Butterflyfish Spawning Groups

Our initial population of milletseed butterflyfish consisted of one male and multiple females (lucky guy).  To remedy this gender ratio conundrum, the staff at Disney-Hawaii recently sent us an “all-male” group of milletseed butterflyfish; which was cannulated, and gender determined, prior to shipment by Disney staff. …

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