Category Archives: Tennessee Aquarium

2013 AZA Photo Contest Winner is Todd Stailey of the Tennessee Aquarium

Todd Stailey began working at the Tennessee Aquarium in March of 1992, two months before it opened to the public. Originally hired to set up and manage the Aquarium’s mail room, his love of photography came into focus when he … Continue reading

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Tennessee Aquarium and Partners Release 1,100 Lake Sturgeon

Biologists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries  released 1,100 Lake Sturgeon on October 9, 2013. This reintroduction took place near Knoxville at the Seven … Continue reading

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Tennessee Aquarium and Partners Reintroduce 2,600 Endangered Lake Sturgeon to Natural Habitat

Thanks to a collaborative conservation effort, biologists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) reintroduced 2,600 lake sturgeons into the species’ native habitat on Thursday, 1 November. The … Continue reading

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River Giants: An Extreme Makeover at the Tennessee Aquarium

November 2011 – A group of people, standing above the Tennessee Aquarium’s Gulf of Mexico exhibit, watch aquarists below performing a saltwater rodeo. The last puffers, tangs and moray eels are rounded up and gently hoisted out of the nearly … Continue reading

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Meet the Chef – the Bird Chef that is: Loribeth Aldrich, Aviculturist at the Tennessee Aquarium

Describe your job:    I am an aviculturist at the Tennessee Aquarium.  My daily duties include feeding, cleaning and caring for gentoo and macaroni penguins, hyacinth macaws, and native southeastern birds such as hooded mergansers, eastern bluebirds, and cedar waxwings. I … Continue reading

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