About us


Dynasty Marine Associates has been supplying public aquariums, research institutions and pet stores for over a quarter of a century, with the highest quality Florida and Caribbean marine livestock that is available.

We ship weekly on a worldwide basis to any destination serviced by cargo aircraft or road service.  We own and operate our own ground based delivery system for large marine animals including adult sharks, stingrays and large fishes.

With more than 60 years of hands-on expertise in aquarium keeping, fish collecting, marine fish breeding and deep-water diving, director Forrest Young and Operations Manager Ben Daughtry, who joined the company in 1988, lead a team of dedicated divers, husbandry experts, key administrators and transport specialists to create the most diverse inventory of Caribbean and Florida marine life in the world.

We are a USDA supervised facility and are active members in the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC), and the Animal Transportation Association (ATA).

We can handle any job from a few boxes of tropical marine species to a full 747 charter.  Technical innovation and efficient integration of talent are keywords in our organization.

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Dynasty's founder and Director, Forrest A. Young, has written many publications through the years.  Below are copies of the majority of his work.  There are many interesting articles!  Please enjoy.

  • Young, Forrest A., 1979. Spawning and Rearing the Banded Coral Shrimp.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine. 2:3 March 1979. 
  • Young, Forrest A., 1980, The Spawning and Rearing of The Jackknife     Fish, 5/80, pp.31, 32, cont. 78. Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, May 1980. 
  • Moe, Martin A. and Forrest A. Young,1981.  Spawning the Jewels of the Reef.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine 4:5, May 1981. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1982.  The Yellowhead Jawfish: Breeding in Captivity.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, 5:4, April 1982. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1984. Raising Clownfish for the Hobbyist.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, 5:4 Sept. 1984 
  • Potthoff, Thomas, Sharon Kelly, Martin A. Moe Jr. and Forrest A. Young, 1984.  Description of porkfish larvae (Anisotremus virginicus: Haemulidae) and their osteological development.  Bulletin of Marine Science 4. pp. 21-59. 
  • Potthoff, Thomas, Sharon Kelly, Visnu Sakensa, Martin A. Moe Jr. and Forrest A. Young, 1987.  Description of Larval and Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish, Microspathodon chyrsurus:Pomacentridae, and their osteological development.  Bulletin of Marine Science 40:2 pp. 330-375.
  • Young, Forrest A., 1991. Breeding the Orange-fin Anemonefish.  Marine Fish Monthly, Vol. 6, No.7, p46. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1992. Breeding the Blue-Eyed Cardinalfish, Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine 15:7, pp. 36  
  • Young, Forrest A. 1993.  Artificial Propagation of  the Spanish Hogfish.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine 16:10, pp. 210-211, 219. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1993. Breeding and Raising Arrow Crabs (Stenorhychus sp).  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine. 16:12, pp 152-153. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1994.  Food Preferences in Tropical Marine Fish Larvae. Aquaculture. 20(1), pp. 57-59. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1994. Rearing the Golden Goby, Gobiosoma xanthipora, Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, Vol. 17 No. 12, pp. 182-184. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1995. Aquarium Cultivation of Cassiopeia.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine18:6 pp 62. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1997. Collection of Deepwater Fishes Using Mixed-Gas Scuba, Marine Aquarist (Japan), Vol. 2, pp 91-95. 
  • Young, Forrest A. 1997. Breeding Reef Drums, Marine Aquarist (Japan) Vol 4, pp. 61-65. 
  • Young, Forrest A. and Billy Deans.1998. Collections Methods for, and Observations of, Deepwater Fish Using Advanced Mixed-Gas Scuba Technology. Proceedings, Ocean Community Conference, Marine Technology Society, Vol. 2, pp. 1130-1132.
  • Young, Forrest A., Powell, D.C. and Lerner, Richard, 2000.  Long Distance Transportation of the Silky Shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Poster Session, American Elashmobranch Society Annual Proceedings, Session 959. 
  • Young, Forrest A., 2001. Diving for Candy Bass, Liopropoma carmabi, off of Curacao N.A. , Marine Aquarist, Vol 18. pp. 52-57 
  • Young, F.A., S.M. Kajiura, G.J. Visser, J.P.S. Correia and M.F. L. Smith, 2002. Notes on the Long term Transportation of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini . Zoo Biology  21:3, pp.243-251. 
  • Young, F.A. 2002. Technical Diving for Collections of Deep Water Reef Slope Species Using Open Circuit Scuba.Proceedings, Aquamarine Symposium “The Coelacanth, Fathom the Mystery”.Aquarium Fukushima, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
  • Mylniczenko, ND*, Kinsel, M, Young, F, Wilborn, R. 2003.“Lessons from a Case of Capture Myopathy in a Pelagic Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis). AAZV Conference, Minnesota, 2003. 
  • Gerald Allen, Young, Forrest A., Patrick Colin, 2006., Centropyge abei, a new species of deep dwelling angelfish   (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, Journal of Aquatic Biology. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 13-18.
  • Natalie D. Mylniczenko, MS, DVM;Eric W. Curtis, BS; Forrest A. Young, MS Rachel E. Wilborn, BS; 2006.Differences in hematocrit of blood samples obtained from two venipuncture sites in sharks American Journal of Veterinary research November 2006, Vol. 67, No. 11, Pages 1861-1864  doi: 10.2460/ajvr.67.11.1861
  • Mylniczenko, ND, Wilborn, RE, Young, FA, Zimmerman, D. 2007. Evaluation of blood gas parameters in elasmobranchs using the I-STAT® portable clinical analyzer. In preparation, 2007.
  • Mylniczenko, ND, Harris, B, Wilborn, RE, Young, FA. 2007.Blood Culture Results from Healthy Captive and Free-Range Elasmobranchs, Journal Aquatic Animal Health, 19:159-167, August 2007
  • Forrest A. Young. 2008. Diving for Candy Bass. Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, Vol. 31, # 6. June 2008, pp. 40-46.
  • Naples, Lisa M.,Mylniczenko, N.D., Zachariah, T Wilborn, R.E., and Young, F.A., 2012. Evaluation of critical care blood analytes assessed with point-of-care portable blood analyzer in wild and aquarium-housed elasmobranches and the influence of phlebotomy site on results.  JAVMA, Vol. 241, No 1 July 2012, pp. 117-125.
  • Christopher E. Oufiero, Roi A. Holzman, Forrest A. Young and Peter C. Wainwright. 2012. New insights from serranid fishes on the role of trade-offs in suction-feeding diversification. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 3845-3855 © 2012. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd. doi:10.1242/jeb.07484

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10602 7th Avenue Gulf

Marathon, FL 33050

Office Telephone: (305) 743-2247

Office Fax: (305) 743-9063

Email: info@dynastymarine.net