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.
Coral reefs are in trouble and efforts are underway to save them.
Meet some of the new species that Academy researchers discovered last year and understand why it's important to collect.