An amateur hobbyist, Horge Cortes Jorge
Jr. has husbanded marine organisms since the late 1960's.
Fascinated since childhood with the sea and its inhabitants,
and blessed with easy access to the wild reefs of his country,
the Philippines, he has involved himself in various reef-related,
private sector and pro-environment initiatives particularly
with regard to monitoring since the mid 1980's.
Happily married, and therefore growing quite fat, he also
helps staff the online discussion board and psychic-hotline
for reef aquarists at The
You can also communicate with Horge at
author forum on Reef Central.