Two ragged-tooth female sharks
Meantime in the Aquarium, the kindest, nicest and coolest people are working hard to keep the fish happy and healthy.
I am deeply grateful to them for offering me a chance to observe the behind the scenes of the aquarist job. I get to assist in veterinary studies, shark behaviour research and daily chores ‘on the other side of the glass’.
The aquarium as an institution, the people involved with it and the educational value they created are all incredibly successful. They are rising awareness through various courses such as the Young Biologist course. It is a pleasure to observe youth being so excited about learning. Something we somewhat lost in the evolution of our education system.
The Two Oceans aquarium also has got a bus with little tanks that takes the knowledge to kids in the impoverished areas and allows kids to touch the animals and learn about the importance of oceans.
I could write for ages about how amazing this place is. But let the images speak through themselves.
Nemos, or anemonefish, are undoubtedly what each kid wants to see in the aquarium.
Michelle Kirshenbaum in the culture lab. Michelle makes sure that the rotifers, artemia and nannochloropsis cultures are doing just fine. This is crucial for the aquarium as it is food for many organisms living there.