2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition
Academy researcher Luiz Rocha is hunting invasive lionfish.
Amazing close up video of Cespitularia sp. soft coral spawning.
Spirobranchus giganteus "Christmas Tree Worms" are often found in association with Porites spp. hard corals. The brightly colored worms quickly retract into the coral when they sense movement in the water around them.
The California Academy of Sciences is partnering with iNaturalist to enlist an army of citizen scientists working toward conservation efforts.
Academy researchers described over 90 new species in 2013. Find out why this work is so important.