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Jenifer Burney

Senior Aquarist

Jenifer Burney is a senior aquarist who leads the Aquarium of the Pacific’s cold-water fish and invertebrate culturing program.

She is focused on larval rearing of a wide variety of fish and invertebrates, including bony fish, jellies, and echinoderms like sea stars and sea urchins. Burney is part of the Pycnopodia Recovery Working Group, which aims to restore populations of sunflower stars (a threatened species of sea stars off the U.S.) using collaboration, aquaculture (cultivation of marine species), and research.

She has a background in plastic pollution research, aquaculture and food systems, conservation science, and climate change. She received a B.S. in zoology from North Carolina State University.

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Marilyn Padilla
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