Aquaculture Projects, Education and Research
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New England Aquarium Services has an active aquaculture program. We have programs in aquaculture for Corals, Clownfish, Bergia, Orchid Dottyback, Cuttlefish, Blue Assessor and several other fish/corals. We currently raise rotifers,Marine algae,copepods, brine shrimp and other live foods to support both our service customers and our aquaculture program. We also work with the University of New England on aquaculture.
Ornamental Fish Health Symposium
New England Aquarium services worked with the University of New England to create the Ornamental Fish Health Symposium. The Ornamental Fish Health Symposium is a two day symposium on fish health and disease, diagnosis and treatment on the beautiful campus of the University of New England in Biddeford. The symposium is designed for people who work with aquarium fish, the ornamental fish trade industry, as well as professional aquarist, aquarium service people and advanced hobbyist.
Indo-Pacific lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic. Rick has been actively involved in research of the impact of lionfish on the Caribbean coral reef ecosystems and lionfish behavior. The lionfish have spread rapidly throughout the Caribbean and research continue on how to control the population and its major impact on Caribbean coral reef ecosystems.