Saturday, September 12, 2009

MARS - 08/2009: Matt Wandell - California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium

Matt Wandell, Tropical Marine Fishes and Invertebrates, Aquatic Biologist at the California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, gave an in depth Power Point presentation to over 60 of the active MARS (Marine Aquarist Roundtable of Sacramento) members about the construction, husbandry and maintenance of the Philippine Coral Reef display. At a depth of 25 feet and holding 212,000 gallons of water, the Philippine Coral Reef is one of the deepest exhibits of live corals in the world. It houses a broad range of aquatic life from the coral reefs and mangroves of the Philippines, one of the most diverse reef systems in the world. These animals include delicate soft and hard corals, blacktip reef sharks, stingrays, and more than 2,000 colorful reef fish.

Here is a link to a nice interview with Matt Wandell by Reefs Magazine which includes many photographs: Reef Magazine Article

Here is the link to the Podcast. To download, use the VBR ZIP link on the left of the page, to listen simply push the play button below.

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