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Using Live Animal Collection

Using Live Animal Collection

Aquarium Education Program

Kelly Pollack, University of California, Irvine

November 7, 2003

Effects of Caffeine on Corals (2003)  buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific assisted University of California, Irvine (UCI) Ph.D. candidate Kelly Pollack with a study she conducted on the effects of caffeine on reef-building corals.

Aquarium Education Program

Dr. Chris Lowe and Yannis Papastamatiou, CSULB

November 6, 2002

Feeding Periodicity in Leopard Sharks (Triakis semifasciata) (2002)  buttonLink

By granting these researchers from California State University at Long Beach access to their collection of leopard sharks, the Aquarium of the Pacific assisted in the development of a technique to determine when sharks feed in the wild, the effectiveness of pH as an indicator of feeding in leopard sharks, and whether pH can be used to estimate the mass of the meal the shark ingested.

Aquarium Education Program

Dr. Julie Hagelin, Swathmore College

August 28, 2000

Pheromones in Crested Auklets (2000 - present)  buttonLink

Dr. Julie Hagelin, an ornithologist with the Swathmore College in Pennsylvania, has been working with our staff aviculturists since 2000 in the study of a previously undiscovered mode of communication in birds: chemical signaling. Her studies involve the Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella), which produces a seasonally distinctive tangerine scent that is directly associated with courtship. The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of only two facilities in the country to house captive Crested Auklets.

Aquarium Education Program

Aquarium of the Pacific

August 27, 1998

Propagation of At-Risk Species (1998 - Present)  buttonLink

Since its opening in June 1998, the Aquarium of the Pacific has been a leader in the captive propagation of many species of marine fishes andinvertebrates.

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