Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 19, Issue 4: REFUGIUMS GONE WILD (July/August, 2022). On the cover: Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loriculus: Doug Perrine/Blue Planet Archive. Background: Blue Monster Acropora, Acropora sp.: World Wide Corals.
HEREWITH, a sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the new CORAL Magazine issue brings.
Table of Contents for the July/August 2022 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
Editor & Publisher James Lawrence engages with Dr. Richard Pyle to share an in-depth look at the gender-influenced taxonomic rules that govern scientific names, and settles whether the Flame Angelfish should be known as Centropyge loricula or Centropyge loriculus. You can read and comment on this article in a free CORAL online excerpt.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Deadly Goop: How common components in popular sunscreens can damage or kill corals (
read online); Reef Song: Science listens to fishes talking and other sounds from shallow seas; Nature’s perfect reef cement: crustose coralline algae; Move aside, Mr. Coffee: Meet the home edible-algae farming system; and a Stunning fairy wrasse is first-ever fish described by a Maldivian scientist ( read more, online).
REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted by Matt Pedersen in the current aquarium trade. The new Carolina Aquatics Supernova Chalice, a blue specimen of Echinophyllia aspera boasting “peach” colored eyes with yellow pupils, kicks off four pages of stunning cnidarians and one very special fish in this latest issue.
Author Kenneth Wingerter presents the history and science behind the popular notion of a refugium for your reef aquarium. Focusing time on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Walter Adey, Wingerter will continue with the related topic of algae turf scrubbers in a future issue of CORAL.
Marc Levenson, known to most aquarists as Melev, provides a hands-on no-frills look at creating a functional refugium for your reef aquarium.
Part 3 of Martin A. Moe, Jr.’s series Urchin Renewal argues that coral reef restoration efforts will only be possible when a more holistic, ecosystem approach is implemented. Captive-bred Diadema antillarum sea urchins for planting on degraded coral reefs are part of that approach.
We journey north to Ottawa, Canada, and meet Jason Brown, founder of Unorthodox Reef. Brown shares the inspiring story of his stunning 400-gallon reef aquarium, revealing the thought process behind his successful reef tank.
Daniel Knop and the CORAL staff shine the species spotlight on the Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loriculus, among the enduring favorites among marine aquarists.
Esteemed author Dr. Horst Moosleitner asks, “How well do you know your aquarium fishes?” Just like people, fish offer both markings and other clues to their individual identities. Mossleitner’s insights will help you notice the subtle cues and traits that help identify individual specimens in the wild and in your aquarium.
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