Ever wondered what it’s like to see an exhibit in The Maritime Aquarium from the other side of the glass?
Last week, members of Squalus Marine Divers team took the plunge into our “Go Fish” exhibit to hand-feed some of our fish. During their “targeted feeding,” Chris, a volunteer diver, shot video footage.
Targeted feeding is necessary to make sure that certain fish, like our halibut, wolffish and sea ravens, are adequately fed. Sometimes, they can’t always compete with their more aggressive tank-mates.
Check out the video below. You’ll see the cod try to take food right from another fish’s mouth, and you’ll get to experience the exhibit in a whole new way!
And here are Tim Thomas and Elizabeth Beauchamp, members of the Aquarium’s volunteer Dive Team, posing with their tickle sticks – friendly reminders to the sharks to keep a safe distance – and their “shark buddies” in the “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit.
Thanks to Squalus Marine Divers and Tim Thomas for sharing the photos and video with us!
Volunteers often dive with our sharks for feedings on Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:15 & 2:15 p.m. Get the details here.
Want to learn more about becoming a volunteer diver at the Aquarium? Contact Jim Paul at 203-852-0700 ext. 2271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.