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The Sciences

Stopping By The Reef Tank

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumFebruary 25, 2009 10:34 PM
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The Reef Tank

were interested to learn more about marine science, so I was happy for the opportunity to chat with Ava earlier this week. As I explained during our conversation, aquariums need not be detrimental to biodiversity when managed responsibly. I suspect most people enjoy the hobby because they are also fascinated by and appreciative of the marine realm... a sentiment we ought to encourage if we plan to save oceans. An excerpt of our interview:

How did you get started in marine biology and why did you pick it as your study of choice? Was it about marine biology that got you hooked?

I expect most of us are born naturally curious about the world. I've yet to meet a 6-year-old who isn't captivated by whales, dinosaurs, or space exploration. Science provides us the opportunity to ask questions and to figure out how things came to be the way they are. And how could I not be hooked on marine biology? Horseshoe crabs older than dinosaurs? A terrain more elusive than the moon? Deep sea vents? There's nothing cooler on earth!

Read the full interview here.

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