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Sam Muka

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In her lecture, Sam Muka will discuss how public aquariums have supported marine conservation research and communicated research outcomes to the general public. Marine aquariums work with academic biologists, hobbyists, and aquaculturists to develop technologies and techniques to maintain their exhibits and facilitate the sharing of information between all these groups. In addition, they function as long-term repositories for knowledge of these techniques and technologies. This talk will highlight the role public aquariums have played in the development and maintenance of tank craft by tracing the history of and current work on tropical fish breeding. Muka is an assistant professor in the Science and Technology Studies program at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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