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"nashville zoo" Discussed on The Big 98

The Big 98

09:30 min | 9 months ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on The Big 98

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

11:36 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Life radio. I guess today is elegant head of coral. The breed organisms CVS farms Allen, thanks again for being with us today. Yeah. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history. Quick just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged into the hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in like fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction. I got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums and aquatic life in general. So we'll at the at the height of your early frenzy. How many takes you think you had oh allot enough that I made my mom mad on more than one occasion with how many aquariums I was bringing home. I think at one point I was up thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house, though. It was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes. I could sit in any space. I could find in the house what kind of animals are fish you. Keep him. I've been a little bit of everything when I first started. I was actually a unity freshwater just went to the official end. Just walk down the big wall tanks as walked. Surp- untold on. That's what I wanted. And as more comfortable, and it's more research branched out. I started doing saltwater and eventually became also utter that kind of led me to wear him today. The only have right now is all tank, and that's kind of where where I wanna be and what I love. Now. I know when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kinda scuba diving in the Caribbean. How did that sorta factor in what we're some fun experiences from all that? Well, that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with with my life. And you know, my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida the Caribbean. The Bahamas pretty often, and we would do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller. And then like at school certified I did. So I was pretty immersed in in fission and ugly from the natural environment which really led to. Okay, I see this for a couple of days out of the year while I wanna be able to see the whole year is so that got me into really going forward. Tanks incentive. I guess to really push forward to do. Salt water to get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I die. But when I'm at home have a little reminder little slice of the I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually, it's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this was when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed Fitch on wall saying I want this. I want that and the Bill still high that, you know, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work to pay for the fish and sure enough they happen to be I filled out an application right there. And I was an employee within. I think it was three days later, they called me. And I came in for a long time. I was scrubbing algae clean and tanks. Thirty work. The kind of that you'd expect a high school or to catch up and then managed to work my way. Through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time, I left, you know, at a pet shop responsibilities everything whether it's helping people or ordering fish or clean, and thanks at one point or just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you'd never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you start talking with other folks around the industry you've knee from these people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have. It's the humbling experience off people who really really know what? But even then that's one of the first things, they'll tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn, and it was a nice experience to have so young. I think it's really paid off. Well, here we definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it, the more you're dead. Anything really realize? How little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's take a quick speed trip. Back up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina to receive. I know you were involved with research related to your interest. Maybe tell us a little bit about that, certainly. Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal in to the biggest projects we were watching it that coastal we get a lottery search of a to the ones that are really kinda hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resort doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics and how it affected plight applying and zooplankton on food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of the research team in while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information the data that we collected actually went on to be used for much larger projects in a project. That's been cited in different legislation for micro beef in how that's going up politics right now. So who's really interesting to be on the ground full of some of these research projects on the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite from a topic standpoint on invasive species, I did it on species of grass Alaria algae and species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded. This was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor in Howley evasion. Progressed over time what leads to be such a fishing of Asian for these species in what it means Allen in how we fly that information to other invasive species other environments that are similar Boston in how prevent more at peace Q on talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there for folks that may not know? So we did so micro-plastics Lisi est thing to kind of correlate him to is to face scrubs in soaps and things like that. When it's exploding. Once they have very small plastic feeds in which. For a long time. You know, nobody really paid attention to until we actually started the Siyam in ocean water sampling, whether it be water itself or someone throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at final point in fighter plankton can actually ingest these microbes in an intern the plankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. I these microbials rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even when it did affect the growth rate of Fido, plankton that these micro piece there's a lot to it. And it's something I said, it's hard to even think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So tough one to kind of fathom, but it is extremely Aasa Quincy plastic in something that is of a brothel recently. I know there are definitely lot more humid more interest in that topic. So it's interesting that you were done it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now. I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up. Eric, maybe a little bit more detail on some of your. Work in a kind of public sector with querying zoos. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each in? You know, what did you learn from each of those? Yeah. I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is is the people you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just pass through out is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either. It's for the world. I learned more as an intern in than at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought. I would you know, at Newport, I focused a lot on Quantocks I did work with some herbs I was able to work with the African black penguins, which was a really neat experience. But you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say home aquarium except for a handful of us who happen to have massive aquariums. But it's unique in extremely educational experience. For me in the same can be said of Nashville now in disaster in Nashville, I did more with reptiles crocodilians in the like, but it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different technique. Leaks in the different ways of caring for these animals that you see in public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm going to kind of segue over into your current position. In some of the work. You are doing now in multi a little bit more about corals the hobby. What made you decide to kind of leave Nashville and go back into the hobby. What we're some of the drivers for all that. I think what it was is at the zoo. I would find myself looking at fish in going. Yeah. That's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of that ingrained, you know, Fisher not just exhibit animals, they could be so much more. So I really wanted the back into the hobby side. I really like the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium in being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store, we would buy from every week and. You know, it was just kind of on applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks they decided that I should be moved around. And then I ended up getting around the department, and that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're in Florida, and we're sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now your project in quality overseer talk about each of those in what specific duties are tailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone see you wear multiple hats. So it's tough to be west title. It's tough to get one because we all have four or five. So to my biggest the coral buyer. I still do that and then marine quality and project overseer so coral buying. It's exactly what it sounds like, you know, we have to import quarrels from all over the world we have to be able to coordinate that with more people than than you can imagine broker. There's the obvious suppliers that are transship shippers. And there's a lot of goes into something that I never realized I didn't realize all the galleries went into it until I started your secrets than as being trained and started to learn the different nuances of it. It sounds very simple. You know, I spend the company's money on corals nets it. But there is a lot of lot of work that goes into it a lot of pairing for shipment. It takes us about two weeks to get a ship paired before we can actually start getting backed up and sent are wet. So it is a pretty in depth. And then the following project. Overseeing that is the simplest way to put it is project and quality manager for our so water department. Basically what I do is every fish the comes in. We the Cleveland we have to give the okay, that's one of my big responsibilities. And then before that fish goes out, we of have a similar process. So once it's in we have acclimation section of our solar department. And that's what we do our first check. And then once it gets moved over into a section where it'll actually go on..

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on Thunder Radio

Thunder Radio

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Thunder Radio

"A little bit more. That'll and I'm looking forward to it in the second period. And it's underway. Now is Romeo. She carries it in down the left wing side attempted a shot that was blocked on the board. And then on Riley throws it across ice at center picked up and then dumped him by Gunderson. It goes off the shoulder level there of the goaltender sorrows to the corner. And then it came out of the corner right in front. Johannesen gets the puck away to Arvidsson dangerous play there. Buck passed into Ormiston by Forsberg this shot blocked to the corner as Jake Alan got down to that one and a pass trying to center that but it went behind Joe Hanson, and now playing ahead on the left wing jumped in, and that's what you want. You want Tarasenko to dump it in you, can you can go to take a dump in the corner. That's exactly what you want. It sounds crazy saying that it does. But I I kinda like it. You can sponsor that any way you want. The puck comes over excited center. Blade ahead into the Nashville zoo Zubin goes back to get it. You saw replay on the media room between periods of Lindsey Vonn winning her last World Cup event. And bronze they're good and M P PK sue ban on FaceTime. Up to center on the left wing side. Jurists tried to put it into the zone. He did Perico. Got there ahead of Kevin Fiala wearing kid per kid. Lindsey Vonn only had eighty two championship. Yeah. Isn't that something top here? Now is maroon with a shot and that one deflected out of place. He came in on his backhand side through that right circle..

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

10:21 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"My guest today is L Lukin head of coral marine organisms CVS far Allen, thanks again for being with us today. Yeah. Absolutely. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit today. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history questions. Just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged in it a hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in like fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction. I got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums. And then aquatic life in general. So at the at the height of your early frenzy, how many tanks, do you think you had? Oh, a lot enough that I made my mom mad on more than one occasion with how many aquariums I was bringing home. I think at one point I was up to thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house. It was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes I could fit in any space. I could find out what kind of animals are fish were you keep him a little bit of everything when I first started. I I was actually a unity freshwater. I just went to the local. Walk down the big wallet tanks as. Untold. And that's what I wanted. And as I got more comfortable and did some more research. I branched out. I started doing saltwater and eventually it became also that kind of led me to wear him today. The only thing I have right now is is a salt. And that's kind of where where I want to be and what I love. No when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kind of scuba diving in the Caribbean. How did that sorta factor in what were some fun experiences from all that that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with with my life. And my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas pretty often. And we will do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller and then get scuba certified. I did so I was pretty immersed. In addition. The natural environment really lead to. Okay. You know, I see this for a couple of days out of the year. While I want to be able to see, you know, the whole year is got me into really going forward incentive. I guess to really push forward to use all her to get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I when I'm at home a little remind a little slice of the. I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell us kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually. It's a funny story. I was with my mom. And when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed fit on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got so high that, you know, of course, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I filled out an application right there. And I was an employee within. I think it was three days later, they called me, and I came in and for a long long time, I was scrubbing algae clean and tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect a high schooler to do at a pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time. I left him at a pet shop responsibilities wherever whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another. You just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you you start talking with other folks around the industry, you've me from these people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have the humbling experience people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the things they'll tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn. And it was a nice experience ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well here. That's definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it. The more you're done anything really realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's take a quick speed trip back or up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interest. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal. In two of the biggest projects we were fortunate that a coastal we get a lot of research opportunity ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resorts were doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected fighter plankton and zooplankton on food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever gone, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of the research team. And while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information and the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in project that's been cited in different legislation for micro beef. And and how that's going about politics right now. So who's really interesting to be on kind of growl over some of the research projects and the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite on a topic standpoint was on invasive species, I did it on species of grass away. Area algae and a species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this historical. Look back at Boston Harbor and how Beijing progressed over time. What leads to be such a issue of Asian species in what it means Allen? How we buy that information to other invasive species other environments are similar Boston. And board is you talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there just for folks? That may not know. So we did so Mike plastics. The easiest thing to kind of correlated to is to face grubs in soaps and things like that. When it's collating once they have very small plastic. Feeds in which for a long time. You know, nobody really paid attention to until we actually started this in ocean water sampling, whether it be water itself were somewhat throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fight the phytoplankton can actually ingest these microbes in an intern zooplankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. Microbials rather can add some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even. Affects the growth rate of phytoplankton. Did these micro pizza? There's a lot to it. And it's something you said, it's it's hard to think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So tough one to kind of fathom. It is extremely odd. Sequential plastic in in something. Kind of a brothel recently. I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned a lot more interest in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in a public sector with querying zoo. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? And you know, what did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is is the people, you know, you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just pass through out is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. I learned more as an intern at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought. I would you know in Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics, I did work. With some words. I was able to work with. African Blackwood which was a really neat experience. But you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say aquarium except for a handful of us who happen to have massive aquariums. But it's unique in extremely educational experience. For me in the same can be said of national now at the zoo. I in Nashville I did more with reptiles crocodilians and the like, but it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your current position. And some of the work you are doing now. And we'll talk a little bit more about corals and a hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and go back into the hobby. What we're some of the drivers for all that or think what it was is zoo. I would find myself looking at fish in going. Yeah. That's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of that ingrained Fisher not just exhibit animals that they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really like the the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium and being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store we would buy from every week. And you know, it was just kind of on I applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks, they decided that is repeat move around. And then I ended up getting moved down to the marine department. And that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida and working with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project and quality overseer. Can you talk about each of those in what specific duties are tailed with them. Certainly. Yes. So everyone wears multiple hats. So it's tough good. Westbound title, it's tough to get one because we all have four or five to to my biggest the coral buyer..

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

10:11 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Is Ellen Lukin head of coral marine organisms CVS farm L and thanks again for being with us today. Yeah. Absolutely. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history questions. Just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged in the hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in like fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums. And then aquatic life in general. So at the at the height of your early frenzy, how many tanks, do you think you had? Oh, a lot enough that I made my mom met on more than one occasion with how many aquariums I was bringing home. I. I think at one point I was up to thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house. It was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes. I could sit in any space. I could find out what kind of animals are fish were you keep him. I did a little bit of everything when I first started. I was actually a unity. I just went to the fish. Walk down the big wallet tanks as walked. Unser untold him. That's what I wanted. And as I got more comfortable, and and did some more research branched out. I started doing saltwater and eventually it became also. And that kind of led me to wear him today. The only thing I have right now is is it salt Atkin that's kind of where I want to be in what I love. Now. I know when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kind of scuba diving in the Caribbean. How did that sort of factor in what were some fun experiences from all that that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with my life. And my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas pretty often. And we would do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller. And then as soon as I can get scuba certified. I did so I was pretty immersed in fishing for natural environment, which really led to okay? You know, I see this for a couple of days out of the year while I wanna be able to see it. You know, the whole year is that got me into really doing sorts exit incentive. I guess to really push forward to. To solve hunger to get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I when I'm at home and a little remind a little slice of the. I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell us of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job itself of your duties? Yeah. That's actually, it's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this is when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed fits on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got so high that, you know, of course, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fishing jokingly. She asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I thought out an application right there. And I was an employee within I think it was three days later, they called me. And I came in for a long long time. I was scrubbing algae cleaning tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect a high school where to do at a pet shop and then managed to work my way. Through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time. I left. At a pet shop responsibilities wherever whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another. You just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you you start talking with other folks around the industry, you've me some of these people have been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have the humbly experience people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the first things, they'll tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn. And it was a nice experience me ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well, your best definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it. The more you're done anything really realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's. Take a quick speech trip back up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interest. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal in to the biggest projects we were fortunate that a coastal we get a lot of research opportunity ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resorts or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected fighter plankton zooplankton in the food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of the research team. And while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information in the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in in a project that's been cited in different legislation for microbial. And how that's going about politics right now. So who's really interesting to be kind of growl over some of these research projects, and then the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite from a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species, I did it on species of grass Alaria algae and a species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this historical. Look back at Boston Harbor and how Beijing progressed over time. What let it to be such a issue of Asian species in what it means Allen in how we why that information to other invasive species other environments that are similar Boston and prevent is. You talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there just for folks that may not know? So we did so micro-plastics the easiest thing to kind of correlated to is to face grubs in soaps and things like that. When it's totally once they had very small, plastic which for a long time, you know, we really paid attention to until we. Actually started the Siyam in ocean water in sampling, whether it be water itself were somewhat throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fighter point, the fighting and can actually injustice microbes in turn result. Plankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. He's microbials rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even. Is it affects the growth rate of phytoplankton? Did these micro piece? There's a lot to it. And it's something that you said, it's it's hard to think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean to tough one to kind of fathom? It is extremely consequential plastic and in something that is kind of a brothel eight recently. And I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned a lot more interest in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in a kind of public sector with aquarians zoo. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? You know, what did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is the people you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just passed throughout is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. I learned more as an intern and then at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought, I would, you know, in Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics, I did work. With some words, I was able to work with the African Blackwood which was a really neat experience. But, you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say aquarium, except for, you know, full bus who happen to have massive aquariums. But it's a unique in extremely educational experience for me and the same can be said of Nashville now at the zoo, I in Nashville, I did more with tiles crocodilians and the like, but it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in the different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your. Current position in some of the work. You are doing now. And we'll talk a little bit more about corals in the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and and go back into the hobby. What were some of the drivers for all that or think what it was is zoo? I would find myself looking at fish and going. Yeah, that's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of the ingrained Fisher not just exhibit animals, they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really like the the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium and being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought secrets was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store, we would member. And you know, it was just kind of on a plug for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks they decided that I should be move around. And then ended up getting moved down to the department. And that's where I am now. So yeah, kinda cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida and working with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project in quality overseer. Can you talk about each of those in what specific duties are tailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone wears.

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10:10 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Allen looking head of coral than breed organisms CVS farms Allen, thanks again for being with us today. Yeah. Absolutely. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history questions. Just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged in the hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in like fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction. I got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums. And then aquatic life in general. So at the at the height of your early frenzy, how many tags do you think you had a lot enough that I made my mom mad on more than one occasion. With how many aquariums I was bringing home? I. I think at one point I was up to thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house, though. It was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes I could fit in any space. I could find in the house what kind of animals are fish were you keep him. I did a little bit of everything when I first started. I was actually a unity freshwater. I just went to the local walk down the big wallet tanks walked. Surp- untold. And that's what I wanted. And as I got more comfortable and did some more research. I branched out. I started doing saltwater. And eventually it became also uttering that kind of led me to wear him today. You only thank I have right now is is salt Atkin. That's kind of where I won't be and what I love. Now. I know when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kind of scuba diving and the Caribbean. How did that sort of factor in what were some fun experiences from all that that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with my life. And my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas pretty often. And we would do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller and then get scuba certified. I did. So I was pretty immersed in addition to natural environment really lead to okay. You know, I see this for a couple of days out of the year while I wanna be able to see it, you know, the whole year. So that got me into really going so water tanks incentive. I guess to really push forward to. You saw her get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I when I'm at home have a little reminder a little slice of the. I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually, it's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this is when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed Fitch on wall saying I want this. I want that and the Bill still high that, you know, of course, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they can put me to work pay for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I thought out an application right there. And I was an employee within I think it was three days later, they called me, and I came in and for a long long time, I was scrubbing algae clean and tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect to a high school. Pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time, I left at a pet shop responsibilities everything whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning, thanks at one point or another. You just about all of them. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you you just start talking with other folks around the industry, you've me from these people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have it's a humbling experience people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the first things, they'll tell you that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn. And it was a nice experience me ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well, here best definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned. Kind of the more you're into it, the more you're anything really, you realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's take a quick speed trip back or up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interests. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal into the biggest projects we were fortunate that coastal we did a lot of research opportunity ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resorts or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected fighter plankton and zooplankton on food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of that research team, and while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information in the data that we collected actually went on to. Be used for a much larger project in a project. That's been cited in different legislation for micro beef, and how that's going about politics right now. So who's really interesting to be on the ground floor of some of the research projects. And then the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite on a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species, I did it on species of grass Alaria algae and a species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor, and how you Beijing progressed over time what let it to be such a issue of Asian species. And what it means Allen in how we buy that information to other invasive species other environments, similar Boston, and how to prevent board is talk a little bit about the micro. What exactly are there just for folks? That may not know. So we did so micro-plastics. Easiest thing to kind of correlate them to is to face scrubs. And soaps and things like that. When it's. The ones they have very small plastic beads in which for a long time, you know, we really paid attention to until we actually started to see him in ocean water sampling, whether it be water itself were somewhere throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fight the phytoplankton can actually ingest these microbes in an intern zooplankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. I these microbes rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even. Affects the growth rate of phytoplankton. Did these micro pizza? There's a lot to it. And it's something that you said, it's it's hard to think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So tough one to kinda fathom. It is extremely adequate Sola plastic and something that is kind of a broth away recently. And I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned lot more interested in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in a kind of the public sector with aquarians zoo. So so I know you some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? What did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is is the people, you know, you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely. Quantocks, you know, the people there the knowledge that gets just passed throughout is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. You know, I learned more as an intern. And then I at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought, I would, you know, at Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics. I did work with some herbs I was able to work with the African Blackwood amines, which was a really neat experience. But you know, everything that you Leonard any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say home aquarium except for a handful of us who happened to have massive aquariums. But it's a unique in extremely educational experience for me in the same can be said of Nashville now, and at the zoo, I in Nashville, I did more with reptiles crocodilians in the light. But it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in the different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your current position. And some of the work you are doing now. And we'll talk a little bit more about corals and the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and and go back into the hobby. What we're some of the drivers for all that or think what it was is zoo. I would find myself looking at fish and going. Yeah, that's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of that ingrained Fisher, not just exhibit animals, they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really liked the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium in being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought secrets was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store, we would buy from every week, and you know, it was just kind of on a whim. I played for actually an inside sales job. Unfortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks they decided that I should be. Move around. And then I ended up getting moved around to the marine department. And that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida, and we're sigrist so tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project in quality overseer key talk about each of those what specific duties are tailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone.

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08:35 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"It. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I die. But when I'm at home every little remind our little slice of the I know. You also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell us kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually, it's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this is when I was fifteen I'm with my mom, and I'm just pointing again on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got so high that, you know, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work pay for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I thought out an application right there. I was an employee within I think it was three days later, they called me, and I came in and for a long long time, I was scrubbing algae cleaning tanks when the dirty work the kind of stuff that you'd expect high school where to do at a pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time, I left you don't at a pet shop responsibilities. Whether it's helping people or or. Ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another. You just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you you start talking with other folks around the industry, you've meet remedies people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have it's humbling experience for people who really really know lot. But even then that's one of the first things so tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn. And it was a nice experience me ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well here. That's definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it, the more you're dead. Anything really realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's take a quick speed trip back or up forward. I guess from that to undergrad. You went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interest. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal in to the biggest projects we were fortunate that coastal we did a lot of research between the ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resort or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics out affected fighter plankton and zooplankton on food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of that research team, and while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information in the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in a project that's been cited in different legislation for micro beef, and how that's going a politics right now. So who's really interesting? On the ground floor of some of the research projects on the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite from a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species, I did it on species of grass Alaria algae and species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor, and how you Beijing progressed over time. What led it to be such a issue of Asian species? What it means Allen in how we buy that information to other invasive species other environments, better similar Boston and prevent is. You talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there just for folks? That may not know. So we did so Mike plastics easiest thing to an correlated to is to face grubs in soaps and things like that. When it's the exfoliating once they had very small plastic feeds in which for a long time, you know, nobody really paid attention to until we actually started the in ocean water in sampling, whether it be water itself or. Somewhat throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fight the fight fighting plankton can actually ingest these microbes in turn vizo plankton, get it anything. He says oh pipe so on and so forth. I these microbes rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even way it did affect the growth rate of phytoplankton. Did these micro pizza there? It's a lot. And it's something that like you said, it's it's hard didn't think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So tough one to kinda fathom. It is extremely odd sequential plastic and something that is kind of a brothel away recently. And I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned lot more interest in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in the kind of the public sector with aquarian zoos. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at. The Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? And you know, what did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is the people you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just passed throughout is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. You know, I learned more as an intern. And then I at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought, I would, you know, at Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics, I did work with some herbs I was able to work with the African Blackwood amines, which was a really neat experience. But, you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say home aquarium, except for you know, airport bus who happened to have massive aquariums. But it's a unique in extremely educational experience. For me in the same can be said of Nashville now at the zoo. I in Nashville I did more with reptiles crocodilians. In the light. But it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in the different ways of caring for these animals that you see in public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your current position. In some of the work. You are doing now in we'll talk a little bit more about corals in the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and go back into the hobby. What were some of the drivers for all that? Or what it was is zoo? I would find myself looking at fish and going. Yeah, that's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of ingrained Fisher, not just exhibit animals, they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really liked the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium in being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought secrets was just a great opportunity for that. You know? I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store we would buy from every week. And you know, she's kind of on a I applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks, they decided that is repeat move around. And then I ended up getting around to the marine department. And that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida and working with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project in quality overseer talk about each of those what specific duties are entailed with them. Certainly. Yes. So everyone see you wear multiple hats. So it's tough good title. It's tough to get one because we all have four or five to to my biggest the coral buyer. I still do that and then marine quality and project oversee yourself coral buying. It's exactly what it sounds like, you know, we have to import quarrels from all over the world we have to be able to coordinate that with more people than than you can imagine brokers. There's the obvious suppliers that are strand shippers and shippers, and there's a lot that goes into it. You know, it's something that I never realized I didn't realize all the way galleries that went into it until I started your at secrets than as I was being trained and started to learn the different nuances of it. It sounds very simple. You know, I spend the company's money on goals nets it. But there is a lot of lot of work that goes into it lot of.

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12:00 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Alan Lukin. Head of coral breed organisms CVS farms Allen, thanks for being with us today. Yeah. Absolutely. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit today. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history questions. Just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged in the hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in like fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction. I got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums. And then aquatic life in general. So at the at the height of your early frenzy, how many tags do you think you had a lot enough that I made my mom mad on more than one occasion with how many aquariums, I was bringing home. I think at one point I was up to thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house, though. It was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes. I could. Fit in any space. I could find out what kind of animals are fish were you keep him. I've been a little bit of everything when I first started. I I was actually a unity freshwater tank. I just went to the local walked down the big wallet tanks as walked untold. And that's what I wanted. And as I got more comfortable and did some more research. I branched out. I started doing saltwater and eventually it became all salt water and that kind of led me to wear him today. You only thank I have right now is salt Atkin that's kind of where I want to be and what I love. Now. I know when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kind of scuba diving and the Caribbean. How did that sort of factor in what were some fun experiences from all that that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with with my life. And my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas pretty often. And we would do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller and then get scuba certified. I did. So I was pretty immersed than fission. In a natural environment, which really led to. Okay. You know, I see this for a couple of days out of the year. While I want to be able to see it. You know, the whole year is that got me to really going water tanks incentive. I guess to really push forward to do salt water get into it and kind of make sure that I could see not just when I die. But when I'm at home have a little remind a little slice of the I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell us kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job at some of your duties? Yeah. That's actually, it's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this is when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed fit on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got still high that, you know, of course, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I filled out an application right there. And I was an employee. Within I think it was three days later, they called me. And I came in a long long time. I was scrubbing algae cleaning tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect a high schooler to do at a pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time, I left you at a pet shop responsibilities wherever whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another. You just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you you just start talking with other folks around the industry, you've me from these people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have it's a humbling experience people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the things they'll tell you is that no matter. How much do you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn? And it was a nice experience me ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well, that's definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it, the more you're dead. Anything really realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's take a quick speed trip. Back up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interests. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal in two. The biggest projects we were fortunate that a coastal we get a lot of research opportunity ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resort or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected fighter plankton and zooplankton in the food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of that research team. And while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information and the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in a project that's been cited in different legislation for micro beef, and how that's going up politics right now. So who's really interesting to be on the ground over some of these research projects, and then the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite from a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species, I did it on species of grass Alaria algae and a species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor and how Beijing progressed over time. What let it to be such a issue of Asian species. And what it means Allen in how we lie that information to other invasive species other environments better similar Boston. Alec prevent board is talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there? Just for folks. That may not know. So we did so micro-plastics easiest thing to correlated to is to face grubs in soaps and things like that. When it's collating once they have very small, plastic which for a long time, you know, nobody really paid attention to until we actually started the CMO in ocean water in sampling. Whether it be water itself were somewhat route the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fighting the or piped-in can actually ingest these microbes in an intern zooplankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. Microbials rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even it did affects the growth rate a fight plankton. Did these micro piece? So there's a lot to it. And it's something that like you said, it's it's hard didn't think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So tough one to kinda fathom, but it is extremely odd. Sequential plastic and something that is kind of breath away. Recently. And I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned lot more interested in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in a kind of the public sector with aquariums zoos. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? And you know, what did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is the people you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just passed throughout is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. I learn more as an intern. I at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought, I would, you know, at Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics I did work with some herbs I was able to work with the African Blackwood penguins, which was a real. They need experience. But you know, everything that you learn any new apply on much larger scale than you would say home aquarium except for a handful of us who happened to massive aquariums. But it's unique in extremely educational experience for me and the same can be said of national now at the zoo. I in Nashville I did more with reptiles crocodilians like, but it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in the different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your current position. And some of the work you are doing now. And we'll talk a little bit more about corals in the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and go back into the hobby. What were some of the drivers for all that or think what it was is zoo? I would find myself looking at fish and going. Yeah, that's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of ingrained, you know, Fisher not just exhibit animals, they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really like the the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium and being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought this was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store we would buy from every week. And you know, it was just kind of on a I applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks, they decided that is repeat. Move around. And then I ended up getting department, and that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida and working with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're reading project in quality overseer. Can you talk about each of those in what specific duties are tailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone wears multiple hats. So it's tough good. Westbound title, it's tough to get one because we all have four or five to to my biggest the coral buyer. I still do that and then marine quality and project oversee yourself recoil buying. It's exactly what it sounds like, you know, we have to import quarrels from all over the world we have to be able to coordinate that with more people than than you can imagine the brokers. There's the obvious suppliers that are strand shippers and shippers, and there's a lot that goes into it. You know, it's something that I never realized. I didn't realize all the way galaxies that went into it until I started here at C than as I was being trained and started to learn the different nuances of it. It sounds very simple. You know, I spend the company's money on corals nets it. But there is a lot of lot of work that goes into it. Lot of pairing for shipment. It takes us about two weeks. I think it paired before we actually start getting backed up and sent our way. So it is a pretty in depth, and then the wellbeing project overseeing that is the simplest way to put it is project and quality manager for so water department. Basically what I do is every fish that comes in. We have to Cleveland, we have to give it the okay, that's one of my biggest responsibilities. Then before that Fitch goes out. We kind of have a similar process. So once it's in we have acclamation section of or salt or department, and that's where we do our first check. And then once it gets moved over into a section where it actually go on our list. It's going to get checked again both closer by myself. I've got a couple of the guys at work alongside me. And then project manager is exactly what it sounds like any project that we have to get done in salt water, I'm apart. And it's it's awesome to be a part of things as we continue to grow this department at Secrest, and as we continue to make improvements to the betterment of the, AVI. Well, that's great. And before we take a quick break. And we'd ask you one general question, and then we'll get a little bit more..

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WTVN

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

"Newsradio six ten WTVN. I'm Sean Gallagher. One day after Columbus. Police shot and killed a sixteen year old who pulled a gun on an undercover officer of vigil was held for Julius urban Tate junior last night. Fair. It's not fair at all. And I know everyone. What is not fair the grandmother of Julius Erving take junior in anguish Saturday night over the loss of the sixteen year old and her daughters? Tears, the tears of grief stricken mother meant just the same. That's my side mine's, and I will never be able to hold my son away us. The whole police said tape was caught up in an undercover sting. We're in the swat team was setting up meetings online with people wanting to buy or sell goods when Tate showed up to the meeting. He pulled out the gun on the undercover officer ended their officer nearby shot him Tate's mother has questioned. If the gun recovered at the scene belong to her son and believes it may have been planted or handed over by someone else after celebrating the birth of his first elephant calf it almost decade. Sad news came out of the Columbus zoo about another animal, the Columbus zoo and aquarium is mourning the death of two giraffes officials made the announcement Saturday that Cami an adult female died at about twelve thirty AM after undergoing a Syrian section to deliver her calf. The calf also died. Cami was six years old and had arrived or may Nashville zoo in two thousand thirteen zoo officials say that she and her calf or the second and third giraffes to die over the past month a newborn calf died at the zoo in mid November just a few weeks after it was born Troy Adams, NewsRadio six ten WTVN. Ohio State quarterback twain Haskins finished a distant third in the Heisman Trophy voting. As Oklahoma's Kyle Murray took home college football's biggest individual award last night in New York City. It is the second straight year a member of the OU Sooners has won the award. And it was the first time. Oh issue had a finalist since two thousand six your ABC six first warning weather forecast tonight, mostly clear, but colder and a low of twenty Monday, we'll see plenty of sunshine, but that cold air sticks around and temperatures will be in the low to mid thirties. I'm Sean Gallagher..

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

"Sean Gallagher. One day after Columbus. Police shot and killed a sixteen year old who pulled a gun on an undercover officer of vigil was held for Julius Erving Tate junior last night. Fair. It's not fair at all. And I know everyone. What? The grandmother of Julius Erving take junior in anguish Saturday night over the loss of the sixteen year old and her daughters. Tears, the tears of grief stricken mother meant just the same. That's my son minds, and I will never be able to oh my son away. I use the whole police said tape was caught up in an undercover sting. We're in the swat team was setting up meetings online with people wanting to buy or sell goods when Tate showed up to the meeting. He pulled out the gun on the undercover officer and another officer nearby shot him Tate's mother has questioned. If the gun recovered at the scene belong to her son and believes it may have been planted or handed over by someone else after celebrating the birth of his first elephant calf in almost a decade. Sad news came out of the Columbus zoo about another animal, the Columbus zoo and aquarium is mourning the death of two giraffes officials made the announcement Saturday that Cammie an adult female died at about twelve thirty AM after undergoing Assyrian section to deliver her calf the CAF also died Cami was six years old and had arrived. Tremain Nashville zoo in two thousand thirteen zoo officials say that she and her calf or the second and third giraffes to die over the past month a newborn calf died at the zoo in mid November just a few weeks after it was born Troy Adams, NewsRadio six ten WTVN. Ohio State quarterback Wayne Haskins finished a distant third in the Heisman Trophy voting. As Oklahoma's Kyle Murray took home college football's biggest individual award last night in New York City. It is the second straight year a member of the oh you Sooners has won the award. And it was the first time. Oh issue had a finalist since two thousand six.

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WTVN

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

"Sean Gallagher one day after Columbus. Police shot and killed a sixteen year old who pulled a gun on an undercover officer of vigil was held for Julius Erving Tate junior last night. Fair not fair at all. And I know everyone. No, it's not fair. The grandmother of Julius Erving Tate junior in anguish Saturday night over the loss of the sixteen year old and her daughters. Tears, the tears of grief stricken mother meant just the same. That's my son minds, and I will never be able to oh my son away. I use the ho police said tape was caught up an undercover sting. We're in the swat team was setting up meetings online with people wanting to buy or sell goods when Tate showed up to the meeting. He pulled out the gun on the undercover officer and another officer nearby shot him Tate's mother has questioned. If the gun recovered at the scene belonged to her son and believes it may have been planted or handed over by someone else after celebrating the birth of his first elephant calf in almost decade. Sad news came out of the Columbus do about another animal Columbus zoo aquarium is mourning the death of two giraffes officials made the announcement Saturday that came e an adult female died at about twelve thirty AM after undergoing it's a Syrian section to deliver her calf. The calf also died. Cami was six years old and had arrived from Nashville zoo in twenty thirteen zoo officials say that she and her calf or the second and third giraffes to die over the past month a newborn calf died at the zoo in mid November just a few weeks after it was born Troy Adams, NewsRadio six ten WTVN. Ohio State quarterback twain Haskins finished a distant third in the Heisman Trophy voting as Oklahoma's Schuyler Murray took home college football's biggest individual award last night in New York City. It is the second straight year a member of the Ohio Sooners has won the award. And it was the first time. Oh issue had a finalist since two thousand six.

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

"Newsradio six ten WTVN. I'm Sean Gallagher. One day after Columbus. Police shot and killed a sixteen year old who pulled a gun on an undercover officer of vigil was held for Julius urban Tate junior last night. And I know everyone what is not fair. The grandmother of Julius Erving Tate junior in anguish Saturday night over the loss of the sixteen year old and her daughters. Tears, the tears of grief stricken mother meant just the same. That's my minds, and I will never be able to home. I sent away. I used to hold police said Tate was caught up in an undercover sting. We're in the swat team was setting up meetings online with people wanting to buy or sell goods when Tate showed up to the meeting. He pulled out the gun on the undercover officer ended up their officer nearby shot him Tate's mother has questioned. If the gun recovered at the scene belong to her son and believes it may have been planted or handed over by someone else after celebrating the birth of his first elephant calf in almost a decade. Sad news came out of the Columbus zoo about another animal be Columbus zoo and aquarium is mourning the death of two giraffes officials made the announcement Saturday that came e an adult female died at about twelve thirty AM after undergoing a Syrian section to deliver her CAF, the CAF also died candy was six years old and had arrived from Nashville zoo in two thousand thirteen zoo officials say that she and her calf or the second and third giraffes to die over the past month a newborn calf. Died at the zoo in mid November just a few weeks after it was born Troy Adams, NewsRadio six ten WTVN. Ohio State quarterback twain Haskins finished a distant third in the Heisman Trophy voting. As Oklahoma's Kyle Murray took home college football's biggest individual award last night in New York City. It is the second straight year a member of the Ohio Sooners has won the award. And it was the first time. Oh issue had a finalist since two thousand six.

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WTVN

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on WTVN

"Columbus swat officers on mount Vernon avenue. Take junior was shot. Dead Friday in what Columbus police called an undercover swat operation. Police say the teen unknowingly arranged with undercover cops online to buy or sell goods. But when the cops showed up police say the teen pulled a gun in an attempted robbery. A second policeman nearby fired and killed Tate junior pronounced dead at the hospital. I don't have a closer Jimmy Malone says she knew none of this until it was reported on the news never came to need Julia's mother, nor her father and state anything on ABC. Six is Jeff Radic says it last night vigil? There was a brief confrontation between family and some of his friends. Tate's family believes a gun recovered at the scene may belong. To Tate's friends. The CEO of tesla may be in the market for some of the five General Motors plant slated for closure next year, including the one in Lordstown along musk reportedly made mention of his interest. During an interview on CBS is sixty minutes. Some fifteen hundred workers at the lowest town plant could keep their jobs if the plan comes to fruition currently the plant is scheduled to cease production in March. Zoo and aquarium is mourning the death of two giraffes officials made the announcement Saturday that came as an adult female died at about twelve thirty AM after undergoing a c section to deliver her cap. The camp also died came he was six years old and had arrived from Nashville zoo in two thousand thirteen do officials say that she and her half are the second and third giraffe to die over the past month. Travis Boyd and Alex Ovechkin each had a goal and an assist as capitals picked up a four zero shutout over the blue jackets in Columbus. Blue jackets forward Nick.

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Pet Life Radio

10:39 min | 1 year ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Is Allen Lukin head of breed organisms CVS farms Allen, thanks again for being with us today. Yeah. Absolutely. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit today. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history questions. Just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged in the hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction. I got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums. And then aquatic life in general. So at the at the height of your early frenzy, how many tags do you think you had a lot enough that I made my mom mad on more than one occasion with how many aquariums, I was bringing home. I think at one point I was up to thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house, though. It was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes I could fit in any space. I could find in the house what kind of animals are fish were you keep him. I did a little bit of everything when I first started. I I was actually a unity freshwater. I just went to the local walk down the big wallet tanks as walked untold him. That's what I wanted. And as I got more comfortable and did some more research. I branched out. I started doing saltwater and eventually it became also water. And that kind of led me to wear him today. You only thank I have right now is is a salt tank. And that's kind of where where I want to be and what I love. Now. I know when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kind of scuba diving in the Caribbean. How did that sort of factor in what we're some fun experiences from all that that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with with my life. And my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas pretty often. And we would do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller and then get scuba certified. I did. So I was pretty immersed in fission in a natural environment really lead to. Okay. You know, I see this for a couple of days out of the year. While I want to be able to see it. You know, the whole year has got me to really going saltwater tank incentive. I guess to really push forward to do water to get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I when I'm at home have a little remind a little slice of the. I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell us kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually. It's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this was when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got so high that, you know, of course, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work pay for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I filled out an application right there. And I was an employee within. I think it was three days later, they called me, and I came in and a long long time, I was scrubbing algae cleaning tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect a high school or to do at a pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time, I left at a pet shop responsibilities wherever whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another. You just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you you just start talking with other folks around the industry, you've me from these people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have it's a humbling experience people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the first things, they'll tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn. And it was a nice experience me ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well here. That's definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it. The more you're done anything. Really, you realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no. So let's take a quick speed trip back or up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interests. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal. In two biggest projects we were fortunate that a coastal we get a lot of research opportunity ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resort or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected quite a plankton and zooplankton in the food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of that research team, and while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information and the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in a project that's been cited in different legislation for micro beef. And and how that's going a politics right now. So who's really interesting to be on the ground floor of some of these research projects and the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite on a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species, I did it on species of grass away. Area algae and a species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor, and how you Beijing progressed over time what it to be such a vision of Asian species in what it means Allen in how we buy that information to other invasive species other environments better similar Boston, and how it can prevent you talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there just for folks? That may not know. So we did so micro-plastics easiest thing to kind of correlate them to is to face grubs in soaps and things like that. When it's the collating once they have very small plastic beads in which for a long time, you know, he really paid attention to until we actually started to see them in ocean water in sampling, whether it be water itself were somewhat throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fighter the fight or piped-in can actually ingest these microbes in an intern zooplankton get it anything. He says oh plankton. So. On and so forth. Microbes rather can absent pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even it didn't affect the growth rate of phytoplankton. Did these micro pizza there? It's a lot to it. And it's something that he said it's hard to think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean to talk to kind of fathom? It is extremely consequential plastic and something that is kind of a broth away recently. And I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned lot more interested in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm gonna move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in a kind of public sector with aquariums zoos. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? What did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is the people you're working with people. Who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just pass through out is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. You know, I learned more as an intern. And then I at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought, I would, you know, in Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics. I did work with some herbs I was able to work with the African Blackwood which was a really neat experience. Like, you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say aquarium, except for you know, ample bust who happened to have massive aquariums. But it's a unique in extremely educational experience for an and the same can be said of national now at the zoo. I in Nashville I did more with reptiles crocodilians in the light. But it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice? Office on hobbies. So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your current position. And some of the work you are doing now and talk a little bit more about corals in the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and go back into the hobby. What we're some of the drivers for all that or what it was is zoo. I would find myself looking at fish in going. Yeah. That's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of that ingrained Fisher, not just exhibit animals, they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really like the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium and being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought secrets was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store, we would buy from every week, and you know, it was just kind of on a whim. I applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks later. Sided that is repeat move around. And then I ended up getting to the marine department. And that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida. And we're with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project in quality overseer. Can you talk about each of those in what specific duties are entailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone wears multiple hats. So it's tough good title. It's tough to get one because we all have four or five to my biggest the coral buyer. I still do that and then marine quality and project oversee yourself recoil buying. It's exactly what it sounds like, you know, we have to import quarrels from all over the world we have to be able to coordinate that with more people than than you can imagine. They're brokers. There's the obvious suppliers that are strand shippers and shippers, and there's a lot that goes into it..

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

12:40 min | 2 years ago

"nashville zoo" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Today is Ellen Lukin head of marine organisms CVS far Ellen. Thanks again for being with us today. Yeah. Absolutely. I really appreciate the opportunity to get to talk with you guys a little bit. So I like to ask a lot of my guests some kind of personal history questions. Just so our listeners get a little better idea of where you're coming from. And how you got engaged into the hobby. How did you first get interested in aquatic life? My family had fish tanks growing up, and I always got to see him. But never really got to do anything with them when I was little until I finally got my first one when I was in like fifth or sixth grade. And once I got that first one it's like an addiction. I got more and more as the years went on and just kept getting more interested in aquariums and aquatic life in general. So at the at the height of your early frenzy, how many tags do you think you had a lot enough that I made my mom met on more than one occasion with how many aquariums I was bringing home. I think at one point I was up to thirteen scattered throughout a couple of rooms throughout the house. So it was quite the addiction. I did as many taxes. I could sit in any space. I could find in the house what kind of animals are fish were you keep him. I did a little bit of everything when I first started. I was actually a unity freshwater. I just went to the fish. Walk down the big wallet tanks as walked. Surp- untold. And that's what I wanted. And as I got more comfortable and did some more research branched out. I started doing salt water. And eventually it became also ordering that kind of led me to wear today. You only thank I have right now is is a salt Atkin. That's kind of where where I want to be. And what I love I know when we were talking earlier, you mentioned kind of scuba diving in the Caribbean. How did that sort of factor in what we're some fun experiences from all that that was definitely a huge factor in what I decided to do with with my life. And my family was fortunate enough to go on different vacations to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas pretty often. And we would do a lot of snorkeling when I was smaller. And then as soon as I could get scuba certified. I did so I was pretty immersed. In addition, natural environment, really led to okay. You know, I see this for a couple of days out of the year. I want to be able to see you know, the whole year has got me into really doing water tanks incentive. I guess to really push forward to. Resolve to get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I when I'm at home have a little reminder a little slice of the. I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell us kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually, it's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this is when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed Fitch on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got so high that, you know, my mom was not happy. I'm spending one hundred dollars or whatever it was on fishing jokingly. She asked if they're hiring. And if they can put me to work for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I thought out an application right there. And I was an employee within I think it was three days later, they called me, and I came in and for a long long time, I was scrubbing algae cleaning tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect a high schooler to do at a pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time, I left. At a pet. Shop responsibility is everything whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another you just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you start talking with other folks around the industry, you've meet some of these people who've been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have it's a humbling experience people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the first things will tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn. And it was a nice experience ads young. I think it's really paid off. Well here. That's definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it, the more you're dead. Anything really realize how little you know, or how much there is still the no so. Let's take a quick speed trip back or up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interests. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal in to the biggest projects we were fortunate that coastal we did a lot of research opportunities that I really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resorts or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected fighter plankton zooplankton on food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in-depth project I've ever done, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of the research team. And while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information in the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in a project that's been cited in different legislation for micro beef. And and how that's going spell apologize right now. So who's really interesting to be on the ground floor of some of these research projects, and then the other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite from a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species, I did it on species, aggressive area, algae and species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor and how Beijing progressed over time. What leads to be such a issue of Asian species? And what it means Allen in how we buy that information to other invasive species other environments, better similar Boston, and Alex prevent is. You talk a little bit about micro-plastics. What exactly are there just for folks? That may not know. So we did so micro-plastics the easiest thing to correlate to is to face scrubs. And soaps and things like that. When it's once they have very small plastic beads in which for a long time, you know, we really paid attention to until we. Actually started the see him in ocean water in sampling, whether it be water self were somewhat throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fighter python fighting and can actually ingest these microbes in turn result. Plankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. I these microbes rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even I is it affects the growth rate of phytoplankton. Did these micro pizza? There's a lot to it. And it's something that like you said, it's it's hard to think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So it's a tough one to kinda fathom. It is extremely adequate Sola plastic and something that is kind of broth away recently. And I know there are definitely a lot more as you mentioned have more interest in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some of your work in a kind of public sector with a query. Zoos? So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? What did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is is the people you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just through throughout is invaluable. You know, I wouldn't trade either experience for the world, you know, I learned more as an intern and then at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought, I would, you know, at Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics. I did work with some birds. I was able to work with the African black Angus, which was a really neat experience. But you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say on aquarium except for of us who happened to massive aquariums. But it's unique in extremely educational experience for and the same can be said of Nashville now. In at the zoo. I in Nashville I did more with reptiles crocodilians and the like, but it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on the hobby side? So I'm gonna kind of segue us over into your current position. In some of the work. You are doing now. And we'll talk a little bit more about corals in the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and go back into the hobby. What were some of the drivers for all that? Or what it was is zoo? I would find myself looking at fish and going. Yeah, that's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of ingrained Fisher, not just exhibit animals that they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really liked the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium in being. Able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought secrets was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store, we buy weak, and you know, she's kind of on a whim. I applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then with about two weeks they decided that I should be moved around. And then I ended up getting the department, and that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida and working with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project in quality overseer key talk about each of those what specific duties are entailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone wears multiple hats. So it's good for our title. It's tough to get one because we all have four or five to to my biggest the coral buyer. I still do that and then marine quality and project overseer. Recoil buying. It's exactly what it sounds like. You know, we have to import corals from all over the world we have to be able to coordinate that with more people than than you can imagine brokers. There's the obvious suppliers that are strand shippers and shippers, and there's a lot that goes into it. You know, it's something that I never realized I didn't realize all the legalities that went into it until I started your secrets than as I was being trained and started to learn the different nuances of it. It sounds very simple. You know, I spend the company's money on goes nets it. But there is a lot of lot of work that goes into it lot of pairing for shipment. It takes us about two weeks before we can actually start getting backed up and send our wet. So it is pretty in depth. And then the quality project overseeing that is the simplest way to put it is project in quality manager for our solar department. Basically what I do is every fish that comes in. We have to Cleveland, we have to give the okay, that's one of my biggest responsibilities. And then before that Fitch goes out. We kind of have a similar. Process. So once it's in we have acclimation section of our solar department. And that's where we do our first check. And then once it gets moved over into a sexual where to actually go on our list, it's going to get checked again at both closer by myself. I've got a couple other guys alongside me. And then project manager is exactly what it sounds like any project that we have to get done in salt water, I'm apart. And it's it's awesome to be a part of things as we continue to grow this department at secrets than as we continue to make improvements to the betterment of the hobby. Well, that's great. And before we take a quick break. I'm gonna ask you one general question, and then we'll get a little bit more into some specifics on, but what's your feedback? And you guys are involved, obviously on the sale side and have a pretty good sense of that. What's your thoughts on the growth in the marine refit aquarium hobby? Relative to maybe, you know, the past five or ten years. How is it doing? I think it's taken off. I think we're at a point now, whereas editor tecnology equipment are available to people at. Better prices, and they're more accessible people want to get involved. Everybody wants to rethink nobody looks it says, it's okay. So once people realize, it's not terribly difficult to actually get into this hobby. They do and I think that's to happen in here. Especially over the past couple of years. It seems to have really.

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"Mark when I was smaller and then get scuba certified. I did. So I was pretty immersed in fish and wildlife and the natural environment which really led to who. Okay. You know? I see this for a couple of days out of the year. While I want to be able to see, you know, the whole year has got me to really going salt tanks incentive. I guess to really push forward to salt water to get into it. And kind of make sure that I could see not just when I die. But when I'm at home have a little reminder little slice of the I know you also mentioned something about your first job at a pet store. Can you tell kind of a little bit about that? How you actually got the job and some of your duties. Yeah. That's actually. It's a funny story. I was in with my mom, and this is when I was fifteen I'm in with my mom, and I'm just pointing again pointed Fitch on wall saying I want this. I want that. And the Bill got so high that, you know, my mom was not happy. I'm spending a hundred dollars or whatever it was on fish and jokingly she asked if they're hiring. And if they could put me to work to pay for the fish, and and sure enough they happened to be I filled out an application right there. And I was an employee within. I think it was three days later, they called me. And I came in for a long time. I was scrubbing algae cleaning tanks doing the dirty work. The kind of stuff that you'd expect a high school or to do it a pet shop and then managed to work my way through and ended up being an assistant manager there by the time. I left him at a pet shop responsibilities. Br everything whether it's helping people are ordering fish or cleaning. Thanks at one point or another you just about all. So what would you say were maybe the one or two or three most important lessons? You got from working at the shop. I think the biggest takeaway that that I have from my time at the store was you never know everything I came into that thinking. Oh, yeah. I'm pretty smart. I've got fish. But I tell you start talking with other folks around the industry, you've me from these people who have been in the industry fifty sixty years and just the wealth of knowledge that they have it's a humbling experience off people who really really know a lot. But even then that's one of the first things, they'll tell you is that no matter how much you think, you know, there's always so much more to learn, and it was a nice experience have young. I think it's really paid off. Well here. That's definitely very true. Very true. I learned that as you mentioned kind of the more you're into it, the more you're dead. Anything really realize how little you know, or how much there is still. So let's take a quick speed trip. Back up forward. I guess from that to undergrad and you went to coastal Carolina university. I know you were involved with research related to your interests. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about that certainly? Yeah. So I got my undergrad marine science from from coastal. In two of the biggest projects we were fortunate that coastal we did a lot of research opportunity ones that are really kind of hang my hat on that were either primarily me helping with the resorts or doing the actual research. One study was on micro-plastics, and how it affected quite a plankton and zooplankton on food chain. And that was one that that project itself was probably the most in depth project I've ever gone, and I was very fortunate to be selected to be part of the research team. And while we didn't necessarily publish anything. I don't know we had a couple of grad students that were using it for their own purposes. But the information in the data that we collected actually went on to be used for a much larger project in in a project that's been cited in different legislation for micro beef, and how that's going a politics right now. So who's really interesting to be on of the ground floor of some of these research projects on any other one that I got to do it's probably my favorite from a topic standpoint. It was on invasive species. I did it on species aggressive. Area algae and a species of marine shrimp, and how they invaded this was historical. Look back at Boston Harbor, and how he had Beijing progressed over time what let it be such a patient of Asian for these two species. And what it means Allen in how we lie that information to other invasive species other environments better similar Boston, and how it can prevent Q on talk a little bit about the micro-plastics. What exactly are there just for folks? That may not know. So we did so micro-plastics Lisi easiest. Thing to kind of correlate them to is to face scrubs in soaps and things like that. When it's the exfoliating once they have very small plastic feeds in them. Which for a long time. You know, nobody really paid attention to until we actually started the them in ocean water and sampling, whether it be water itself were somewhere throughout the food chain. So what we did was we were looking at fight flight the fighter plankton can actually ingest these microbes in an intern zooplankton get it anything. He says oh plankton so on and so forth. I and he's microbials rather can have some pretty serious impacts as they break down. And even when it did affect the growth rate of phytoplankton. Did these micro pizza there? It's a lot. And it's something that you said, it's it's hard to think about you know, what I'm using. So the last thing I think about is how does it get to the ocean? So a tough one to kinda fathom. It is extremely odd. Sequential plastic in in something that I'm glad it's kind of a brothel eight recently. I know there are definitely a lot more. You mentioned lot more interested in that topic. So it's interesting that you worked on it, you know, back then and how hot it's become now, I'm going to move a little bit more a little further up era. Actually, I guess maybe a little bit more detail on some. Your work in a kind of the public sector with aquarians zoos. So so I know you did some interning at the Newport aquarium and you also worked at the Nashville zoo. What would you say were your favorite parts of each? You know, what did you learn from each of those? Yeah, I think I think my favorite parts, and this is for both is the people you're working with people who have a passion for animals, especially at the aquarium when it's almost entirely aquatics. You know, the people there the knowledge that gets just passed throughout is invaluable. I wouldn't trade either experience for the world. I learned more as an intern in at Nashville as an employee than I ever thought. I would you know, at Newport, I focused a lot on aquatics I did work with some herbs I was able to work with the African Blackwood angles, which was a really neat experience. But, you know, everything that you learn any new apply on a much larger scale than you would say home aquarium, except for you know, handful of us who happened to have massive aquariums. But it's unique in extremely. Educational experience for me in the same can be said of national now in the zoo. I in Nashville I did more with reptiles crocodilians and the like, but it was still it was a great experience. It was really interesting to see the different techniques in the different ways of caring for these animals that you see in a public facility side as opposed to what's available. What's common practice on hobbies? So I'm kind of segue us over into your current position. In some of the work. You are doing now. And we'll talk a little bit more about corals in the hobby. What made you decide to leave Nashville and in go back into the hobby. What were some of the drivers for all that? Or what it was is zoo? I would find myself looking at fish and going. Yeah, that's a really great fish. Somebody would pay a lot of money for that. You know, there's I spent eight years at the retail store. So there was kind of ingrained Fisher, not just exhibit animals that they could be so much more. So I really wanted to get back into the hobby side. I really like the the idea of, you know, people keep an aquarium in being able to support them in any way. I can. And I thought secrets was just a great opportunity for that. You know, I worked with cigarettes. When I was at the store we buy from every week. And you know, it was just kind of I applied for actually an inside sales job. And fortunately, got it. And then about two weeks they decided that I should be. Move around. And then I ended up getting department, and that's where I am now. So yeah, kind of a cool three and four you definitely in a great position were definitely happy. You're here in Florida and working with sigrist. So tell us a little bit about your steps through your current position. I think you said you were a coral buyer, and then now you're read project in quality overseer, you talk about each of those in what specific duties are entailed with them, certainly. Yes. So everyone wears multiple hats. So it's tough to be westbound title. It's tough to get one because we all have four or five to two biggest the coral buyer. I still do that and then marine quality and product oversee yourself for coral buying. It's exactly what it sounds like, you know, we have to import quarrels from all over the world we have to be able to coordinate that with more people than than you can imagine the brokers. There's the obvious suppliers their transfers and shippers, and there's a lot that goes into it. You know, it's something that I never realized. I didn't realize all the way galaxies that went into it until I started your secrets than as I was being trained and started to learn the different nuances of it. It sounds very simple. You know, I spend the company's money on corals nets it. But there is a lot of lot of work that goes into it a lot of pairing for shipping, and it takes us about two weeks. I think it has shifted paired before we actually start getting it backed up and said are wet. So it is pretty in depth. And then the being project overseeing that is the simplest way to put it is project and quality manager for our salt water department. Basically what I do is every fish that comes in. We got the Cleveland we have to give it the okay, that's one of my biggest responsibilities. And then before that Fitch goes out, we kind of have a similar process. So once it's in we have acclamation section of our solar department. And that's what we do our Hirsch check. And then once it gets Bellver into a section where it will actually go on our list. It's going to get checked again at book closer by myself. I've got a couple other guys at work alongside me. And then project manager is exactly what it sounds like any project that we have to get done in salt water, I'm apart. And it's it's awesome to be a part of things as we continue to grow this department at Secrest, and as we continue to make improvements to the betterment of the, AVI. Well, that's great. And before we take a quick break. I'm gonna ask you one general question, and then we'll get a little bit more. Into some specifics on but what's your feedback? And you guys are involved, obviously on the sale side and have a pretty good sense of that. What's your thoughts on the growth in the marine refit aquarium hobby? Relative to maybe, you know, the past five or ten years. How's it doing? I think it's taken off. I think we're at a point now, whereas editor tecnology and equipment are available to people at better prices. And they're more accessible people want to get involved. Everybody wants to rethink. Nobody looks at Reed. It says, it's okay. So once people realize, it's not terribly difficult to actually get into this hobby. They do and I think that's kind of happening here especially over the past couple years. It seems to really started picking.

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"nashville zoo" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

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