A major focus for the Institute in planning the Fresno Aquarium are the important messages we want to impart to the general public.
A while ago I had been strolling through the Aquarium, musing, when a stray thought crossed my mind: “the meaning of a fish is its color.”
I have a friend in another laboratory in the Biology department at school I’ve been talking with quite a bit lately. I’d like our conversations to be beneficial for her work…
Grunion Weekend: Fiasco?
I went to Southern California last weekend with some of my classmates to see the grunion run.
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…
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…
What does Science Feel Like?
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…
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.
Introduced California Fish: the Good and Bad
As an original resident of the far West, a recent transplant from the Pacific Coast, I was under a subconscious misapprehension about fish diversity…
Water Plants, Food and Literature
Maybe you are wondering why I’m writing about plants for an aquarium blog; after all, aquariums are places you go to see animals, not plants.