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01Dec 21

January 26 Webinar and Panel: “Future of Aquariums / Europe” unveils visitor research and hosts aquarium leaders

Mark your calendar for January 26, 2022, to attend our next webinar on Aquarium Trends, presented by Impacts Experience. The Impacts team presented all-new post-pandemic research in 2021, and will shift its focus to European audiences for this special webinar. Impacts helps aquariums, museums, and zoos to develop business and audience engagement strategies based on actionable data.
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01Dec 20

Community: Learn about Species360 members

Follow news about the Species360 member community here, including new members, members leading conservation programs, and how scientists and care teams use ZIMS in their daily work. For updates on…

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24Jan 22

Conservation: Beginning with ZIMS, researchers then use DNA to analyze corals in aquariums

This paper represents a breakthrough in better identifying corals for study. The traditional approach of identifying corals by morphological features – or identifying corals by their structure -- can be challenging even in optimal conditions. By delivering a standardized and easily repeatable methodology to increase the capacity of aquaria and other facilities to assess species, scientists may use what they learn in more ideal aquaria conditions when they go to identify corals in the wild.
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05Jan 22

Research Partner Program: Harvard University researchers look to ZIMS for essential data on species

Researchers at the Human Evolutionary Biology Department, Harvard University, have joined the Species360 Research Partner Program. As part of the program, the department’s Capellini Lab plans to use data from Species360's Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to study connections between genotype (genetic makeup) and phenotype (observable characteristics) in mammals, including nonhuman primates and humans.
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01Dec 21

Photo Ark: Joel Sartore images featured in ZIMS

There is a new look on the ZIMS login and desktop screens, featuring images by famed wildlife photographer Joel Sartore. As founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year effort by National Geographic to photograph every species in human care around the globe, Joel is an increasingly more familiar face among conservationists and educators. He often visits zoos and aquariums as he photographs individual animals representing their species.
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