For those of you that didn’t know, this year’s MASNA’s Aquarist of the year award went to Jamie Craggs of Horniman Museum, England. It’s very well deserved, and the reason that he got the award captivates me. I have been following Jamie for few years now and he was hellbent on finding out how acroporas spawn and make them do it in regular intervals in captive settings which was never done before intentionally. What does this mean for the world? Well, he has unlocked the potentials of coral restorations in our oceans as well as aquaculturing both critically endangered corals as well as commercially viable species for the hobby. Check out the video and see what his work is all about!
Majority of the background roll of this video (besides a few of my own) was from The Natural History Museum’s video. You can find their video here and follow his work.