We are happy to introduce you to the newest addition to our coral roster, Sprung’s Stunner.
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 […]
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 […]
We’ve had Red Goniopora in the greenhouse for nearly a decade, but it was only in the last 3 years that we started fragging the broodstock. We were amazed to discover that it grew a lot faster than anticipated. The original pieces were about the size of a large grapefruit but we now have many […]
On very rare occassions, our Clarkii Broodstock will produce a small batch of what we call Pearl-Eye Clarkiis. These exquisite fish have Pearly-Blue eye spots that may cover either a portion or all of the superior area of the iris. Even fewer of these beauties show extra markings of white around their head bar.
We have gotten the impression that people think we are a bit crazy for trying to sell dried sponges. They may not be for everyone but ORA is always looking for ways to support aquaculture both domestically and abroad. Just so people don’t think we are entering the curio trade, allow us provide you with […]
The Ponape Birdsnest from ORA is a beautifully colored compact growing Seriatopora variety. The short, thin branches are light green with stunning pink tips and the corallites are pronounced giving the branches a bumpy texture. The polyps of this coral are small and not very noticeable, similar to the polyps of the ORA Pink and […]
We are really excited about this Blog because it finally gives us the opportunity to easily share all of our exciting news and the cool day to day happenings at ORA. We would like to kick this off with some neat coral shots taken yesterday in our Coral Greenhouse. One of the most exciting finds […]