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.
In the past, staff spent time digging for information that’s now “at our fingertips and searchable” in ZIMS, says Mackenzie Neale, Director of Animal Care at Vancouver Aquarium. Sea otter Joey was just a few days old when he was…
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.
In case you missed it! Here are recent enhancements to ZIMS for Care and Welfare. Using feedback from our members, we implemented improvements that make it easier and faster to track animal welfare, model processes for peer teams, and more quickly rollout templates designed for each species.
Tennessee Aquarium is working to save a species of native trout.
Being good at your mission is more important than ever for aquariums' financial sustainability, according to new research shared in the Future Aquarium Trends webinar and panel discussion hosted this week by Species360. The tighter connection between mission and revenue is one of several important consumer research findings presented by Impacts Experience, a team that helps executives at cultural institutions like aquariums, museums, and zoos to develop business and audience engagement strategies based on actionable data.
As a global nonprofit, Species360 facilitates international collaboration in recording and sharing essential data on species. A growing number of wildlife institutions are participating in this effort. In all, 34 aquariums, zoos, and wildlife refuges in Europe, Asia, and the Americas have joined Species360 this year. They represent non-profit and for-profit, large and small institutions.
In early 2022, the Species360 ZIMS for Husbandry and Aquatics team has been busy adding features and enhancements that will improve your experience as you record - and use - information on enclosures, water quality, enrichment, care and welfare, and more.
Dr. Sandy Trautwein will join Species360 as Director of Aquatics Conservation and Product Management. She most recently was Vice President of Husbandry at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Oregon State University, along with The Nature Conservancy and dozens of conservation groups, led a groundbreaking study that found 90.6% of the species population has been wiped out and estimated as many as 5.75 billion animals died from the disease since the die-off began. Species360 is pleased to be a part of foundational research that is essential to informing species conservation.