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    Aquarium-Keeping: Diving Into the Science and Art

    Aquariums are windows into a whole new world—one full of water and opportunity. Some people like to build fortresses and cities in the popular videogame Minecraft, while others like to build real-life worlds. No matter how daunting aquarium building may seem, it’s a hobby with a niche for everyone. With just a basic understanding of biology and a splash of creativity, you too can delve into the world of aquarium-keeping. At its core, being an aquarist means understanding the nitrogen cycle and basic fish behavior. However, you may be wondering, what, in fact, is the nitrogen cycle? Cycle of Life Well, the nitrogen cycle is just a fancy way of…

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    5 Reasons Aquarium Volunteering Will Make You a Better Marine Biologist

    Dedicating your time to aquarium volunteering is not only good for your community, but it is also good for you and your journey in marine biology. Whether you’re a student or working professional, volunteering at your local aquarium can broaden your perspectives and complement your marine biology career. As a volunteer at the Birch Aquarium for over two years, I have strengthened my skills in marine biology, networking, and science communication. Furthermore, I’ve gained valuable working knowledge volunteering at special events, whale watching trips, and tide pool excursions. To explore how volunteering may transform your life and career, read through this list of key aquarium volunteering benefits. 1. Aquarium volunteering…

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    How to Support California Aquariums in the COVID-19 Era

    Rich with biodiversity and community outreach, aquariums offer glimpses into our ocean world. However, after a year of government-mandated shutdowns, aquariums in California are experiencing severe financial challenges. Since March 2020, numerous aquariums have remained shuttered, while others have sporadically opened and closed. For those aquariums that have been able to open, they still face barriers, such as capacity restrictions. As lockdowns continue to impact California, it is essential to show support for these aquariums and their marine conservation efforts. To learn how you can help aquariums in California, explore the following links and information. Aquarium of the Bay | San Francisco, CA Perched atop PIER 39, the Aquarium of…