How Does Aquarium Keeping Affect ‘The Keepers’?
Aquarium keeping, for many hobbyists, goes beyond the pet aspect and truly becomes a way to bring aquatic ecosystems into one’s home. But how do aquariums affect personal views on science and conservation?
Dr. Roy Yanong, professor and extension veterinarian based at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab, hosts a popular podcast on Pet Life Radio called Aquariumania. His latest episode features Dr. Liz Marchio, a long-time aquarist, ichthyologist, and social scientist, who works for the National Park Service in New Orleans to educate youth in science and ecological restoration and to oversee citizen science programs.
Dr. Marchio studies the ways in which the aquarium hobby affects participant views and understanding of science and conservation. Click here to listen in on their conversation!
Many of our students also keep aquariums at home. Here are just a few: