Reefs In Decline

I have been lucky in my life to have had the opportunity to dive in some of the prettiest and most diverse underwater habitats on earth. Without exception, the nicest dive sites are far from civilization, which stands to reason. But today I want to talk about the places that are in trouble biologically speaking. … [Read More]

The Marine Aquarist as Environmental Scapegoat

Some years ago, I read a rather unflattering feature article in a local newspaper about the reefkeeping hobby and its impact on the natural reefs. To say this piece was biased, wretchedly researched, and wholly unsupported would be putting it mildly. In a nutshell, the author’s point was that we aquarium hobbyists savage the world’s … [Read More]