Posts Tagged ‘Coral Morphologic’
A fluorescent green flower anemone (Epicystis crucifer) releases sperm into the water column of an aquarium at the lab of Coral Morphologic.
On May 24th we observed this fluorescent green flower anemone (Epicystis crucifer) spawning in our lab, and managed to film the event. The anemone continued to release sperm for nearly 30 minutes, while several other nearby flower anemones released significantly smaller amounts of gametes. This was the second time we have witnessed a flower anemone spawning event at our lab this spring. We first observed a synchronous spawn of more than a dozen anemones in an outdoor aquaculture system that receives natural sunlight on April 12th. After the jump are photos of anemones spawning during this event.
Coral Rekindling Venus trailer.
We are excited to share that Coral Morphologic has contributed film and images to Coral Rekindling Venus, a full-dome digital planetarium motion picture directed by artist Lynette Wallworth. Coral Rekindling Venus explores the magnificence of the coral reef and its organisms in a high definition, 360 degree view with a score including Antony Hegarty and Christian Fennesz. The film premieres in twenty-four (24) planetariums around the world on June 5th, which coincides with the Transit of Venus. The movie’s title equates the significance of coral reefs in the 21st century to this historic astronomical event.
‘Pow Wow at the Morphologic Lab’
Interview: Jeff Jetton
Film + Soundtrack: Brendan Canty
During the week of Art Basel-Miami Beach 2011, we opened the doors of our aquaculture lab and welcomed guests to see our work and inspirations up close and personal. Jeff Jetton (Brightest Young Things) and Brendan Canty (Fugazi) were two of our guests from Washington, DC, and I was psyched to give them a detailed look at our lab, our ethos, and how we managed to develop a DIY hybrid science-art concept into reality.
The Miami New Times recently featured us in their Miami People 2011 issue. Check out the article here.
We are thrilled to share that Colin will be counted as a speaker at the TEDxMIA 2011 annual conference Between The Lines, September 13th at the New World Center on Miami Beach. He will expound the adaptational prowess of an extremely rare “hybrid” Caribbean stony coral (Acropora prolifera) he discovered while exploring the waters of Biscayne Bay and Government Cut. Click here to read an interview with Colin on the meaning of this find and what it predicts for the future of Florida’s coral reefs.