Coral Fluorescence Photos

Last spring Charlie Mazel from NightSea came to visit ORA and he brought his specialty camera equipment with him.  NightSea specializes in viewing and photography equipment that reveals the hidden dimension of fluorescence in corals and other subjects. Charlie’s camera setup had a special excitation filter for the external flash that converted it from a source of white […]

Our first new species of 2011


It’s not often that we get the opportunity to raise a new invertebrate species but this one just fell into our lap. The Variegated Sea Urchin (Lytechinus variegates) is the 85th  species that we have added to our ever expanding list of captive breeding accomplishments.  Yes, you read that right, we really have raised 85 different […]