A group of 58 undergraduate students from FAU's Boca Campus recently toured the HBOI Aquaculture and Marine Mammal Research and Conservation facilities to learn more about careers in aquatic animal health and medicine. Dr. John Scarpa, Dr. Paul Wills, Dr. Juli Goldstein and Steve McCulloch assisted with the tours. The students are a part of the Animal Science Studies class which is taught by Glen Gillard, VDM, adjunct faculty member at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. "The world of aquaculture and marine mammals was something the students read about or watched on television," said Gillard. "It has been a wonderful, rewarding and productive experience for these FAU undergrads to experience and gain the vision that FAU's Harbor Branch has provided."
November 20, 2013
His life travels took him from Miami Seaquarium to the Cincinnati Zoo and Silver Glen Springs...now, the skeleton of Hurricane the manatee is on permanent display at FAU Harbor Branch's Ocean Discovery Center. HBOI volunteers Bill Stewart and Nat Huggins spent nearly a year reconstructing Hurricane's bones. Last week, Facilities employees Jeremy Ledlow, Tod Smitley and Dave Buryanek along with Dr. Jim Masterson carefully hung Hurricane alongside the ODC's other marine mammal skeleton exhibits.
November 5, 2013