The 26,000 square-meter AquaRio facility manages 4.5 million liters of water and supports 350 species. It's focus: education, research, and conservation. "We must know to conserve," says President Marcelo Szpilman. AquaRio is a member of WAZA, ALPZA, and AZAB We…
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.
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.
ZIMS Environmental Quality graphs 36 water quality measurements, including water temperature, salinity, pH, total alkalinity, ammonia, nitrate, and more. The results give aquarists an efficient way to monitor and review changes over time -- with comparisons between enclosures. Data can be exported for further analysis.
Our aquatics community continues to grow, enabling aquariums to curate and share data essential to animal welfare and species conservation. Twenty aquariums worldwide joined Species360 in 2019 and 2020.
Zoo, aquarium, wildlife veterinarians use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record and share information regarding animals in their care. Now, when these veterinary teams send blood samples to IDEXX, they can view and upload the report directly in ZIMS for Medical. Called ZIMS Test Result Upload, the new feature reduces manual data entry for veterinary staff and improves the accuracy and volume of data used to calculate ZIMS Expected Test Results used by veterinarians to diagnose illness.
Aquarium L’Oceanogràfic (Valencia, Spain) uses ZIMS to measure its role in sustaining key species, including 28 coral species assessed as vulnerable to climate change.