Meet the R2R Reef Squad Team


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Nov 29, 2016
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In-The-Boro, TN
Hi everybody, I'm James. I've had aquariums since I was 6. I've worked as a professor of marine invertebrate zoology, focusing on cephalopods (The Cephalopod Page) and at several major public aquariums. My aquarist hobby became my career and helped me collect, transport and breed some interesting and rare marine life such as deep-sea octopuses. I've been a featured scientist on Discovery Channel, National Geographic and BBC for octopus, squid and invasive lionfish work and cowrote this Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate; I can help out with cephalopod care questions A few years ago I decided to be my own boss and turn around a distressed and aquarium shop, Coral Sea Aquarium located in sunny south Florida.

Hello, Dr. James Wood

It's an honor to have you aboard and Welcome to Reef 2 Reef.

Thanks so much for bringing your knowledge to our reefing home.


What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

  • All Blue

    Votes: 16 2.6%
  • Mostly Blue

    Votes: 389 62.6%
  • Even Balance

    Votes: 160 25.8%
  • Mostly White

    Votes: 46 7.4%
  • All White

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 9 1.4%