May 22, 2013
Written by: Kerry Gladish,
Georgia Aquarium Research Administration Assistant
Did you know that aside from being the backdrop to showcase some of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful animals, the Georgia Aquarium is also home to the Georgia Aquarium Research Center? I didn’t even realize how much cool stuff they did – and I’ve been working here for almost nine years! The true depth (get it!) of Georgia Aquarium’s research was brought to light on February 28 and March 1 when we held the first Research Symposium. Close to one hundred people came to Atlanta to give updates on current research happening out in the field and some that is even happening right here at the aquarium. Most of the talks involved things that only a PhD would be able to explain but the results and findings of these studies are going to help conserve the future of the oceans and that’s pretty darn cool!