Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Biology students tour Adventure Aquarium

Pictured left to right, back row: Justin Blake, Rodney King, Dr. Klinger, Caitlyn Collins, Emily Ashberry, Hannah Anderson and Ben Paul.  Front row: Keara Drummer, Kayla Davis and Dr. Hare-Harris

On February 23, 2019, undergraduate and graduate students from Dr. Klinger’s Bio 410/510 Integrative Invertebrate Zoology class visited Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. There they were given a tour of the husbandry and research facilities and learned about different aspects of a career in animal sciences. The group was hosted by BU Marine Biology alumnus Jack Carr, who is the Director of Education and Engagement at the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. The Center for Aquatic Sciences was founded in 1989 and has since been advancing the understanding of and concern for aquatic animals and their habitats. The Center’s mission is: “education and youth development through promoting the understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats.” Mr Carr has been very involved with the aquarium, giving input on building layout as well as working to collect many of the animals on display. The day was a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn about different careers as well as see the success of someone who started their journey at Bloomsburg University.

For a little history, check out two articles authored by Jack Carr while he was at Bloomsburg.

Hranitz, J. M., T. S. Klinger, F. C. Hill, J. Carr, and T. Mencken. 1994. Abundance, size, sex ratios of adults, and size of toadlets for Bufo woodhousei fowleri Hinkley (Anura: Bufonidae) on Assateague Island and the adjacent Del-mar-va peninsula. Brimleyana 19, 65-75.

Thomas, K., J. Berry, J. Carr, C. Freeland, M. Siesko, and T. S. Klinger. 1995. Feeding of Echinometra lucunter (Linneaus) (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) on plant and animal foods: perception and activity. Proceedings of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 4, 44.

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