Matt Brooks of San Francisco has vast experience when it comes to sailing. He began sailing at a young age in his native California. Today, he is the owner of the Lucie, which is a former America Cup winner. He also has restored the epic Dorade, which is an 82-year-old yacht. Thanks to his 50 years of sailing experience, Matt has amassed many qualifications. In recent years, he has won two world championships and a European championship in sailing. He also belongs to a yacht club in Antigua and New York in addition to maintaining his membership at the St. Francis Yacht Club since 1976.
For reef fish enthusiasts, the recent discovery of the Eviota pramae by Matt Brooks of San Francisco and his colleagues is an exciting discovery. Individuals who are passionate about their saltwater tanks understand the importance of the recent discovery of the attractive reef fish. When a well-kept tank full of brilliantly colored reef fish is placed in a room, it enhances the area. The beauty and the majesty of reef fish is simply captivating. For those who understand and appreciate their beauty, the newly discovered reef fish becomes yet another fish to acquire and add to their current collection.
The newly discovered Eviota species, which was recently found by Matt Brooks of San Francisco and colleagues, is small measuring only 13 to 14 millimeters in length. Many feel it looks like a miniature version of the much admired Hawaiian sunrise hogfish. Due to its attractiveness, experts in the industry expect the Eviota pamae to become highly sought after for collections. The population of the Eviota seems to be abundant as the group who discovered the fish were able to catch 42 fish in the same vicinity. The newly discovered species is closely related to an allopathic species from the western tip of New Guinea in the Raja Ampat Islands.
Matt Brooks of San Francisco along with several other individuals recently discovered a new species of goby fish named the Eviota pamae. The discovery was made in the Maluku Province of Indonesia on the Kei Islands. This discovery proves there are still many fish species in the ocean yet to be discovered. However, not all fish are as attractive as the stunning Eviota pamae. The new species features an elongated body and a rounded head. A brilliant yellow line runs from its eye to its tail while two red stripes enhance the Eviota pamae’s body. To those who discovered the lovely fish, its beauty is simply breathtaking.
The recently discovered species of goby called the Eviota pamae was found on the Kei Islands in the Maluku Province of Indonesia with the help Matt Brooks of San Francisco along with a several others. This discovery proves that there are still many new species in the ocean yet to be discovered. However, not all fish are as individually attractive as the Eviota pamae.
This newly discovered Eviota species is small measuring only 13 to 40 millimeters in length and looks very much like a miniature of the much sought after Hawaiian sunrise hogfish. The Eviota pamae has a rounded head and an elongated body. Two wide red stripes cloak a good portion of the Eviota pamae’s body, and a brilliant yellow line goes through its eye and all the way to the bottom of its tail. A vivid yellow stripe of smaller proportion is present on the center of its snout and runs above its nape. The physical beauty of the fish ensures that it will be highly sought after by the reef trade as an ideal addition to many collections. Earliest assumptions find that the fish is in abundance at least locally due to 42 of the gobies being found at the time of the discovery.
As noted, the Eviota pamae is closely related to E.raja an allopatric species from Raja Ampat Islands, which are located off the western tip of New Guinea. Although the species are similar, they contrast in color and pattern specifics. For example, the E. raja has marks on both its lower and upper caudal-fin base while the E. pamae only boasts a single dark mark on its lower base. In addition, the new species has a yellow instead of a white mid-dorsal snout stripe and a minimized blue marking on its lower cheek.
For reef fish enthusiasts and all lovers of the ocean, the discovery of the Eviota pramae is welcome. The new species will make a wonderful addition to any collection of reef fish, and thankfully, the numbers available are promising. Therefore, those that wish to obtain these fish for collections should be encouraged with news of the numbers first obtained.
Individuals who are passionate about setting up saltwater tanks featuring brightly colored reef fish know the importance of preserving reef fish and all the life that resides just under the sea’s surface. The patience and dedication it takes to create an environment outside of the ocean that will sustain fish life in the correct manner is great. However, the beauty of reef fish and this newly discovered species in particular will likely inspire even more individuals to create their own collections to enjoy. The beauty and majesty of the colorful reef fish offers a touch of beauty to any room in which a tank is displayed.
With the discovery of the Evita pamae, researchers are hopeful there are even more fish yet undiscovered waiting to be ascertained. Each search can yield the discovery of a new species making searching for more reef fish very worthwhile. This amazing new dwarf goby has renewed many individual’s interest in searching for never discovered species of these magical fish known as reef fish.
Sailing is a substantial part of Matt Brooks’ San Francisco area resume. He began sailing at an early age in Monterey Bay in his native California. His first race was on San Francisco Bay with his first yacht, Quarter Pounder. He was the owner and skipper of the Quarter Pounder, a 1/4 Class racing sloop, from 1974 to 1989. He also took command of a Coronado 25 Sloop called Way To Go from 1983 to 1985. In 2010, he was responsible for the purchase and restoration of the 82 year old yacht, Dorade, and most recently he has restored and raced America’ Cup 1958 winner Briggs Cunningham’s Classic 6 Metre racing yacht, Lucie
During his 50 years of sailing, Brooks has amassed several important qualifications and experiences. In just the past two years, Brooks has won two world championships and a European Championship in sailing. He belongs to yacht clubs such as the St. Francis in San Francisco, the New York Yacht Club in New York City and the Antigua Yacht Club in Antigua. He has been a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club since 1976.
Recently, Brooks has taken to restoring old sailing yachts. While his restoration of the 82 year old Dorade was perhaps his most ambitious, his most successful restoration has to be the yacht Lucie. She was designed in 1930 by Clinton Crane and the only one of his designs to stay in competition after World War II. Brooks restored Lucie in 2011 and went on to win the 2011 6 Meter World Cup in Finland. In 2012, the boat went on to win the European 6 Meter Championship. Brooks was responsible for the crew, equipment and making sure the boat was able to pass all regulations and requirements.
Brooks is a San Leandro, California native who spent much of his early years sailing before taking up the other outdoor sports he is well known for. Matt Brooks, the San Francisco area adventurer, is an accomplished mountaineer and international mountain guide who runs a small company providing top quality equipment. He is also a capable aviator and has achieved several world aviation records, most notable is his record setting Around the World flight.