Regional Aquatic Workshop 2017

Boston MA

May 7 - 12, 2017

The 31st Regional Aquatic Workshop, hosted by the New England Aquarium, will be held in Boston from May 8 – 12, 2017, and promises to be another signature meeting of great presentations and wonderful networking opportunities. 

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Brett Ratashak

Student, Oregon Coast Community College

Bio: I am incredibly interested in live food culture and fish reproduction! Crustaceans have a special place in my heart as well. Just an easy going farm boy from Iowa working my dream job.

Marie Collins

Displays Curator, Sealife Carlsbad Aquarium

Bio: Displays Curator

Alexander Grah

CEO, Abyzz Germany

Hugo Batista

Assistant Curator, Oceanario de Lisboa

Artie Ahr

Aquarist, California Science Center

Audrey Santos

Aquarist, The Dallas World Aquarium

Andrew Rhyne

Associate Professor, Roger Williams University

Barbara Bailey

Curator of Husbandry and Sustainability, New England Aquarium

Barrett Christie

Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates, OdySea Aquarium

Beth Firchau

Director of Husbandry, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Mark Smith

Vice President Animal Care, New England Aquarium

Bob Bacigal

Director of Design & Planning, Tenji Aquarium Design + Build

Brian Nelson

Assistant Curator of Blue Wonders, National Aquarium

Britnee Niehus

Aquarist, Moody Gardens

Chris Schreiber

Director, Fish and Invertebrates, Georgia Aquarium

Deb Joyce

Program Officer, IUCN FFSG

Dr. Gregory Barord

Marine Biology Instructor, Central Campus

Ed Seidel

Principal, Tenji, Inc.

Marina Tsamoulos

Senior Vet Nurse, Manly SeaLife Sanctuary

Erika Pinney

Aquarist, Dynasty Marine Associates

Hap Fatzinger

Director, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Holly Bourbon

Director Of Dive Programs, National Aquarium

Jeff Macaré

CEO, Abyzz America. LLC

Jennie Janssen

Assistant Curator, National Aquarium

Jim Wharton

Director of Conservation and Education, Seattle Aquarium

Joe Yaiullo

Curator/ CoFounder, Long Island Aquarium

John Mandelman

Director of Research/Senior Scientist, New England Aquarium

John Than

Site Manager for Center for Conservation, THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM

Johnny May

Senior Biologist , OdySea Aquarium

Josh Wagner

Aquarist II, Aquarium of the pacific

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