Husbandry, Management and Conservation of Syngnathids Symposium

Fifth International Public Aquarium Husbandry Series
Nov. 2-4, 2011, with an icebreaker the evening of Nov. 1

Organizers: Shedd Aquarium, the Zoological Society of London, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Project Seahorse

Location: Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois, USA. When it opened in 1930, Shedd Aquarium was the world’s largest aquarium as well as the first inland aquarium to maintain permanent exhibits of both marine and freshwater fishes. Eighty years later, Shedd continues to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in its field. Home to more than 32,000 animals, the aquarium gives guests a window into the world’s aquatic environments. Shedd hosted the first seahorse husbandry workshop in 1998, initiated the world’s first special exhibit on seahorses and maintains an active role in seahorse husbandry and management. Since 1998, Shedd has had a partnership with Project Seahorse to jointly advance seahorse conservation efforts. For more information about traveling to Chicago, visit the Choose Chicago website.

Program: The symposium will include keynote talks, presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, including conservation and sustainability, breeding and population management, nutrition, medical care, exhibit design and management, and legislation and trade. Click here to view the program.

Contact information: Nicole Pierson, conservation and research programs manager, Shedd Aquarium, 

Watch for additional information and updates to be posted here.

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