Latest Christina J. Slager Stories

2011-07-18 07:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Aquarium of the Bay launched a multi-prong effort to address the "Perils of Plastics," through a new temporary exhibition as well as major organizational changes to combat the global issue. The Aquarium's effort includes: A temporary multi-media exhibition entitled "The Perils of Plastics" which combines whimsical features with hard-hitting facts and a strong do-it-yourself element to raise awareness and personal action The removal...

2011-04-18 09:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay today unveiled its No Fins, No Future: Support AB 376 exhibition to help local sharks by spurring support for the passage of Assembly Bill, AB 376, which would ban the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in California. No Fins, No Future will highlight the importance of this legislation through a multimedia station, including WildAid's public service announcement by Yao Ming. An action station will...

2011-03-24 08:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecting visitors with one of the most intelligent and fascinating inhabitants of San Francisco Bay, Aquarium of the Bay today welcomed a new Giant Pacific Octopus, Octopus dofleini. Like others of its kind, the animal came to the Aquarium in a roundabout fashion, by way of a local crab fisherman. Giant Pacific Octopuses have a particular hankering for crabs as well as den-like enclosures, and often mistake crabber's nets as a hunting and...

2010-11-22 12:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While it will not generate the next chart-topping rock n' roll hit, Aquarium of the Bay is pleased to welcome its latest addition to a band of more than 20,000 aquatic animals, a Shovelnose Guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus. "This unusual ray has been around for about 100 million years," says Christina J. Slager, director of husbandry at Aquarium of the Bay, "but this is probably the first opportunity for most of our visitors to see this...

2008-12-02 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing to open three major exhibits in Spring 2009, Aquarium of the Bay is expanding its husbandry department, which is responsible for animal care and field research programs. Through its recent hire of Keith Herbert as Senior Aquarist and Michael Grassmann as Aquarist 2, the Aquarium is ramping up to accommodate new Moon Jellies and Giant Pacific Octopus exhibits, as well as an innovative climate change exhibit which will bring land-dwelling...

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