How Drawing Helps a Scientist

My interest in science and drawing are intimately connected. I grew to love organisms, especially sharks, by drawing them from library books. I still draw…

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Fin-Sight

I went home to visit my family for spring break, and naturally I went to the California Academy of Sciences to visit the Steinhart Aquarium. I was curious if the way I looked at the displays had changed…

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What does Science Feel Like?

Reef Diver

So I was sitting in ichthyology class today learning about fish growth. Growth is complicated – I don’t want to bore the reader with excessive details, but…

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Cruise to the Mesoamerican Reef

My wife, Aletha, and I have been fortunate to have been able to travel to destinations where we have had the opportunity to visit the places where many of the tropical coral reef fishes so common in aquariums occur in their natural habitats. Whether snorkeling or SCUBA diving…

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End of the World Blues

So, evidently the world didn’t end on the 21st. I’m not surprised, because end-of-the-world scares are nothing new. Remember the Y2K bug? I had friends that went to the desert…

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Fish Art

So, keeping the artistic theme from my plants post going, I’ve collected sources that illustrate the rich history of fish-based art and poetry.

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s new website! If you have visited us before, you may recall that our old website was, well, in need of updating to say the least.

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