Ask the Aquarium — “How can I get a job at an aquarium or zoo?”

The first thing to do when you’re hoping to work at a zoo or aquarium is to figure out what you want to do, what you’re passionate about. Just because working with animals isn’t your thing doesn’t mean that you can’t be part of a zoo or aquarium and part of the special job that […]

Swimming with Whale Sharks: The Biggest Fish in the Sea

So we’re here in Cancun, Mexico ready to head out on the boat and go swim with whale sharks. I hope we see lots of them, I’m ready for it. We’re here! When they say go go go, jump now, don’t hesitate because you’ll miss them, they swim fast. Going in, good to go, Whale […]

Ask the Aquarium — “What do you feed the sharks?”

We try to give our sharks a good variety of food so that they have choices in what they eat. This is our Sand Tiger food. This is a Blue Runner. And then this is a Bluefish. And then, for the Sandbars, this is a Little Tunny. And then this is a Pacific Mackerel. The […]

Who Can Catch the BIGGEST FISH in 30 Mins?!

Why Most Sand Tiger Sharks Die in the Womb

As humans, we tend to think of the womb as a nice, warm, safe place. But if you were a sand tiger shark, the womb might seem like the most dangerous place on the planet. I’m Anna Rothschild, and this is Gross Science. Sand tiger sharks are large sharks that live in warm and temperate […]

Strip Spawning Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

We are spawning the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. These brood stock were collected from Left Prong Hampton Creek, which is in the Cherokee National Forest in Northeastern Tennessee. It’s a fairly involved process. The first thing that we do is catch the fish and put them in a solution […]

Shark Awareness Day: It’s Totally Jawsome | Nat Geo Wild

[instrumental music playing] NARRATOR: On Shark Awareness Day, these ancient fish are given a much deserved spotlight. Awe inspiring and fear provoking, sharks are among the most popular and misunderstood animals on Earth. And while names like hammerheads, bulls, and great whites are often the most recognized, there are hundreds more. In fact, over 500 […]

Zebra Sharks (Leopard Sharks) & Nurse Sharks – Reef Life of the Andaman – Part 2

Catfish with Crabmeat

Of all the species Missourians go fishing for, catfish ranks high on the list. Since it’s found in urban lakes as well as country fishing holes, catfish may well be tops among Missouri anglers. And although it’s wonderful fried, today we’re going to dress catfish up for a special occasion…with a simple yet elegant recipe. […]

Angling for Herring in Randers Fjord – Status, Spring 2016/ Djursland/ Denmark

Randers Fjord in Denmark, April 25th. Fishing for Herring by Voer, Kanaløen (the channel island) One of the classical herring spots in Randers Fjord. It should be right in the middle of the season now, from the middle of April and the next one and a half months, but I haven’t really heard anything on […]