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Our History and Vision

In 1999, noted German natural history publisher Matthias Schmidt invited marine aquarist and author Daniel Knop to join with him in creating a new and very different type of aquarium magazine. They set out to combine hands-on, cutting-edge aquarium advice with definitive and lavishly illustrated reports on reef species, coral reefs in the wild, environmental issues, and field trips to tropical destinations. From the beginning, they were determined to produce a magazine that would serve a broad spectrum of marine enthusiasts – from beginners to experts and aquarium professionals.

Daniel Knop, International Editor, CORAL Magazine

Daniel Knop, International Editor, CORAL Magazine

With the guidance and involvement a team of pioneering reefkeepers and international marine biologists, Koralle was launched by Matthias’ highly acclaimed publishing house Natur und Tier-Verlag in Muenster, Germany. In its first 10 years, the magazine has won accolades and enduring respect for the quality of its content, its production values, and its ability to bring together as contributors the leading marine aquarists and reef biology experts from North America, Europe, Australia, and many other far-flung places. As Editor of Koralle, Daniel Knop, above, has developed a worldwide following among both marine aquarium enthusiasts and coral reef researchers. He is one of the few living marine scientists to have a coral genus named in his honor: Knopia, a soft coral similar to the genus Clavularia but genetically distinct. <strong>A World of Knowledge</strong> Launched in 2004, the English-language edition of CORAL appeared with distribution to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Other international editions currently serve reef enthusiasts in France, Italy, Poland, Russia, and, of course, Germany. With the able assistance of an advisory board and international group of expert contributors, CORAL prides itself in offering a marine-only, content-driven alternative to most other marine publications currently available to hobbyists. It is a magazine devoted to providing a bridge from the world’s ocean environments to the home marine and reef aquarium, using the finest photographs and latest information from noted marine aquarists and underwater photographers worldwide.

Spotted Mandarin, Synchiropus picturatus

Spotted Mandarin, Synchiropus picturatus

In its first decade, Koralle, Coral, and the other four language editions have established themselves as the leading reef magazines in the world. Many issues of Koralle and Coral have become a collectors’ items, with out-of-print copies commanding high prices whenever found on Internet auction sites. More importantly, CORAL Magazine has earned itself a permanent place in the libraries of dedicated reefkeepers, professional aquarists, and marine biologists worldwide. In December, 2008, publication of the English-language edition of CORAL was assumed by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, a Vermont-based company founded by four aquarists and aquarium professionals, including Editor &amp; Publisher James M. Lawrence. In his role with Microcosm Publishing, Lawrence has worked with many respected marine aquarium authors and photographers, including Dr. Gerald Allen, Eric Borneman, Carl DelFavero, Robert M. Fenner, Paul Humann, Svein A. Fossa, Bob Goemans, Lance Ichinotsubo, Scott W. Michael, Martin A. Moe, Jr., Aaron Norman, Michael S. Paletta, Denise Nielsen Tackett, Larry Tackett, Ronald L. Shimek, Roger Steene, John H. Tullock, the late Joyce Wilkerson, and Matthew L. Wittenrich.

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EDITOR & PUBLISHER | James M. Lawrence

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER | Matthias Schmidt

INTERNATIONAL EDITOR | Daniel Knop

SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD | Dr. Gerald R. Allen, Dr. Andrew W. Bruckner, Dr. Bruce Carlson, J. Charles Delbeek, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Svein A. Fosså, Jay Hemdal, Dr. Sanjay Joshi, Martin A. Moe, Jr., Dr. John E. Randall, Julian Sprung, Dr. Rob Toonen, Jeffrey A. Turner, Joseph Yaiullo

SENIOR EDITORS | Scott W. Michael, Matt Pedersen, Dr. Ronald L. Shimek, Ret Talbot

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS |
Dr. Dieter Brockmann, Dr. Roy Caldwell, Dr. Chatham Callan, J. Charles Delbeek, Robert M. Fenner, Jay Hemdal, Alf Jacob Nilsen, Than Thein, John H. Tullock, Tim Wijgerde

PHOTOGRAPHERS |
Larry P. Tackett, Matthew L. Wittenrich, Vince Suh, Than Thein

TRANSLATOR | Mary Bailey

ART DIRECTOR | Linda Provost

PRODUCTION MANAGER | Anne Linton Elston

ASSOCIATE EDITORS | Louise Watson, Alexander Bunten, Bayley R. Lawrence

EDITORIAL & BUSINESS OFFICES
Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC
140 Webster Road | PO Box 490
Shelburne, VT 05482
Tel: 802.985.9977

CUSTOMER SERVICE | Online CORAL Subscriber Servicescustomerservice@coralmagazineservice.com | (844)-204-5157 Toll Free M-F Business Hours US EST
SUBSCRIPTIONS | www.coralmagazine.com
WEB CONTENT | www.reef2rainforest.com

ADVERTISING SALES |
James Lawrence | 802.425.9977 Ext. 7
james.lawrence@reef2rainforest.com

BUSINESS OFFICE |
Judith Billard | 802.985.9977 Ext. 3

NEWSSTAND | Howard White & Associates

PRINTING | Dartmouth Printing | Hanover, NH

CORAL®, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine (ISSN:1556-5769), is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, 140 Webster Road, PO Box 490, Shelburne, VT 05482. Periodicals postage paid at Shelburne, VT, and at additional entry offices. Subscription rates: U.S., $37 for one year. Canada, $49 for one year. Outside U.S. and Canada, $57 for one year.

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: CORAL,
PO Box 361, Williamsport, PA 17703-0361

CORAL® is a licensed edition of KORALLE Germany,
ISSN:1556-5769
Natur und Tier Verlag GmbH | Muenster, Germany
All rights reserved. Reproduction of any material from this issue in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.

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Reader Reviews

Awesome magazine!

Awesome magazine! My family has learned so much.

Reader Survey Fall 2015

5.0
2015-12-19T00:12:54-05:00

Reader Survey Fall 2015

Awesome magazine! My family has learned so much.

Love this magazine!!

Love this magazine!!

Reader Survey Fall 2015

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2015-12-19T00:13:09-05:00

Reader Survey Fall 2015

Love this magazine!!

I choose Coral Magazine because…

I choose CORAL Magazine because the topics covered often are often discussed to a deeper level than with other cookie-cutter...

Reader Survey Fall 2015

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Reader Survey Fall 2015

I choose CORAL Magazine because the topics covered often are often discussed to a deeper level than with other cookie-cutter publications...

Excellent printed editions and amazing photography

CORAL Magazine contains excellent printed editions and amazing photography with up to date features making it a brilliant read and...

Reader Satisfaction Survey 2015

5.0
2015-12-19T00:15:00-05:00

Reader Satisfaction Survey 2015

CORAL Magazine contains excellent printed editions and amazing photography with up to date features making it a brilliant read and visual experience.

Love every bit of the magazine!

Love every bit of the magazine! By far the best put together magazine out there. Please keep up the fantastic...

Reader Satisfaction Survey 2015

5.0
2015-12-19T00:15:46-05:00

Reader Satisfaction Survey 2015

Love every bit of the magazine! By far the best put together magazine out there. Please keep up the fantastic work!!!!

I look forward to new editions, like kids waiting for Christmas.

I look forward to new editions, like kids waiting for Christmas. I love the information, the stories, just everything. Makes...

Reader Satisfaction Survey 2015

4.0
2015-12-19T00:16:09-05:00

Reader Satisfaction Survey 2015

I look forward to new editions, like kids waiting for Christmas. I love the information, the stories, just everything. Makes my day or days...

A better magazine doesn’t exist

CORAL is a great magazine that I would encourage novice, advanced, and expert marine hobbyists alike to get and enjoy....

Alpha G.O.A.T.

5.0
2015-12-19T01:01:01-05:00

Alpha G.O.A.T.

CORAL is a great magazine that I would encourage novice, advanced, and expert marine hobbyists alike to get and enjoy....

A real keeper…

I read every issue of Coral Magazine from front to back, and this is one aquarium magazine that is a...

Steve O., Michigan

5.0
2015-12-19T01:01:46-05:00

Steve O., Michigan

I read every issue of Coral Magazine from front to back, and this is one aquarium magazine that is a real keeper.

Great magazine

Any hobbyist who has spent more than a few hours reading through books or online forums in this subject should...

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Amazon Reviews

4.0
2015-12-19T01:03:38-05:00

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Amazon Reviews

Any hobbyist who has spent more than a few hours reading through books or online forums in this subject should greatly appreciate CORAL magazine.

Best mag out for reefkeeping hobby

This is by far the best magazine available to reefkeeping hobbyists. I have read every issue released so far.

Reef Tank “Uncle D,” North Carolina

5.0
2015-12-19T01:04:32-05:00

Reef Tank “Uncle D,” North Carolina

This is by far the best magazine available to reefkeeping hobbyists. I have read every issue released so far.

“CORAL Rules!”

Great articles, great magazine. CORAL rules the table in our staff room!

CAIRNS MARINE (Marine Livestock Collection, Education, Research) | AUSTRALIA

4.0
2015-12-22T15:07:00-05:00

CAIRNS MARINE (Marine Livestock Collection, Education, Research) | AUSTRALIA

Great articles, great magazine. CORAL rules the table in our staff room!

Simply Awesome

CORAL is simply awesome, with outstanding photographs and up-to-the-minute information. Truly a 10 out of 10.

Ramon Vasquez, Manati, Puerto Rico

5.0
2015-12-22T15:13:48-05:00

Ramon Vasquez, Manati, Puerto Rico

CORAL is simply awesome, with outstanding photographs and up-to-the-minute information. Truly a 10 out of 10.

Beautiful pics and highly informative!

For anyone who hasn't seen/read/subscribed to [CORAL] magazine, I highly recommend it. Beautiful pics and highly informative, plus the digital...

Jordyn Bleddyn

5.0
2019-05-13T21:58:29-05:00

Jordyn Bleddyn

For anyone who hasn't seen/read/subscribed to [CORAL] magazine, I highly recommend it. Beautiful pics and highly informative, plus the digital edition comes free and looks awesome on an iPad...

So glad I subscribed!

 I love all the amazing info and photos. So glad I subscribed! Best money outside of coral and fish I...

Jeremy Magnanelli

5.0
2019-08-28T12:13:46-05:00

Jeremy Magnanelli

 I love all the amazing info and photos. So glad I subscribed! Best money outside of coral and fish I have spent for this hobby!

“A Keeper”

CORAL Magazine achieves a standard of information and print quality that is second to none. This is a magazine that...

Julian Sprung, Miami Gardens, Florida

5.0
2015-12-22T15:01:58-05:00

Julian Sprung, Miami Gardens, Florida

CORAL Magazine achieves a standard of information and print quality that is second to none. This is a magazine that is to be saved and absorbed over time, not merely glanced at and tossed.
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