Rising Tide Conservation at Aquaculture America

Rising Tide Conservation Researchers Dr. Cortney Ohs, Dr. Matt DiMaggio, and Avier Montalvo present at Aquaculture America 2017.

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Successful Aquaculture of the Reef Butterflyfish

February 9, 2017 - Rising Tide Conservation, in partnership with the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center, is thrilled to announce the aquaculture of the Reef Butterflyfish (Chaetodon sedentarius)! This success is the first of 2017 for...
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UF TAL Wrasse Update

The University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL) is currently working with two species of wrasses; the Melanurus wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus) and the Yellow wrasse (H. chrysus). Three separate broodstock populations of the Melanurus wrasse are being...
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Rearing of the Milletseed Butterflyfish

The very first success for my project came with collection #3. The egg collectors were set on March 16, 2016. Eggs were harvested the morning of March 17, 2016. There were a total of 20,800 eggs with 11,648 viable (56%). The eggs were stocked at a fairly high density...
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LATEST RISING TIDE NEWS

Early Success with a Halichoeres Wrasse!

Early Success with a Halichoeres Wrasse!

  Figure 1. Halichoeres melanurus egg on a 1 mm Sedgewick Rafter cell. Here at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab we’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a field we’re truly passionate about.  That passion inspires me to not only work on captive...

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Commercially Available Porkfish

Commercially Available Porkfish

Figure 1. Captive bred Porkfish juvenile available from FishEye Aquaculture. Three years ago we posted a blog stating the commercial production potential of Porkfish, Anisotremis virginicus (Porkfish Protocol – Rising Tide’s First Commercial Species).  As you’ll...

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UF / IRREC’s New Graduate Students

UF / IRREC’s New Graduate Students

Figure 1. Graduate Student Isaac Lee. I would like to introduce my two new M.S. students who will be working with Rising Tide.  The first is Isaac Lee who started his first semester this fall and is working towards his Master’s degree at the University of Florida’s...

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Matthew DiMaggio joins TAL; PhD Posting

Matthew DiMaggio joins TAL; PhD Posting

Figure. Dr. Matthew DiMaggio joins TAL and Rising Tide. Matt DiMaggio joined the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in 2014 as an assistant professor.  His research program focuses on the culture of ornamental fish species in Florida and he works...

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Rising Tide at MACNA 2014

Rising Tide at MACNA 2014

  Figure. Samantha Groene in the Rising Tide booth at MACNA 2014. Hello Everyone! My name is Samantha Groene, and I am a biological technician at UF-TAL. I’ve been with the lab for almost two years, but this is my first official introduction on the Rising Tide...

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Rising Tide Intern Joe Frith

Rising Tide Intern Joe Frith

Hello Everybody!  My name is Joe Frith and I have been interning here at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin, FL for the past 2 months. I would first like to say “thank you” to Dr. Judy St. Leger, Eric, Kevin, Roy, Craig, Jon and the rest of the staff here...

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Golden Trevally

Golden Trevally

We were excited to receive 20 mature golden trevally from SeaWorld Orlando nearly a year ago. Wedistributed 10 fish each into two large recirculating systems. We expected to have fish spawning within a couple weeks, but after nearly a month of no spawning activity we...

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Rising Tide expands in Florida

Rising Tide expands in Florida

The University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) is the latest research facility to join our growing Rising Tide family.  Dr. Cortney Ohs heads up the Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Facility at IRREC and has made leaps and bounds...

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Emma Forbes update: Understanding Bacteria at OI

Emma Forbes update: Understanding Bacteria at OI

Aloha everyone! It’s been awhile since my last post, but it’s been a busy few months. Though it's the kind of busy you don't realize until you sit down and catch your breath. It’s been a lot of fun spending my days in the lab working with everyone learning new things....

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One small step….Pacific Blue tang update

One small step….Pacific Blue tang update

The newly revamped larval rearing room has been up and running since early May.  In truth, there are still a few things we’d like to add to the filtration system, but that hasn’t stopped us from stocking eggs into the system as we get them.  One of the first larval...

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Something A Little Different…

Something A Little Different…

At the Tropical Aquaculture Lab in Ruskin, we’ve been running into lots of bottlenecks in the early larval development of some of the Rising Tide species we’ve been working on.We believe these issues were exacerbated due to our current larval rearing systems being...

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Colurella adriatica update

Colurella adriatica update

This post is in response to requests for more information about Colurella adriatica.  As previously stated, we’ve examined salinity and found that although they tolerate a wide range, optimal performance is at 15-20 g/L (ppt).  For feeding marine fish larvae this is...

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Milletseed Butterflyfish Larvae Update

Milletseed Butterflyfish Larvae Update

        It’s been awhile since our last milletseed butterflyfish post but, not to worry, I’ve been very busy conducting a variety of replicated experiments to better understand their larval requirements.  From those experiments, I’ve learned...

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Larval Rearing of the Purple Mask Angelfish

Larval Rearing of the Purple Mask Angelfish

3 day old P. venusta larvae.  Photo credit: Karen Brittian. Larval rearing trials began with the spawning of a Paracentropyge venusta pair in the summer of 2013. The first successful larval rearing trial started with a small spawn on November 13, 2013.  This was the...

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Building a Rising Tide in Hawaii

Building a Rising Tide in Hawaii

Dr. Clyde Tamaru and Ms. Karen Brittain of the University of Hawaii are important partners in Rising Tide Conservation. Karen has been focusing on looking at all things related to broodstock management, egg collecting and larval rearing for the Bandit Angelfish...

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