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Summer Update 2018

     First of all, the SSMV Aquarium Blog team would like to apologize for the lack of content in the winter and spring months. We hope to post more regularly on the growth of our aquarium.    There have been many new additions to our aquarium, including new fish, crustaceans, and other sea creatures….

Posted by on August 31, 2018 in News

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Aquarium Challenges

          The clowfish and the diamond goby                 Recently, the SSMV aquarium has encountered some challenges with its biotic and abiotic conditions, so we thought we would use this post to let you know about the lessons we have learned. First, our beloved Sally Lightfoot crab died (see…

Posted by on December 17, 2017 in News

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Adding New Fish Into the SSMV Aquarium

The SSMV aquarium was created with the goal of helping high school students understand the dynamics of marine life. Students at the SSMV, the sophomores, in particular, have been working to decide what organisms would best model marine ecosystems and how they would help create a healthy environment. Some of the recent additions include: 6…

Posted by on November 18, 2017 in News

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Adding Invertebrates

On October 12, the SSMV students added invertebrates to the aquarium. These animals include: crabs, shrimp, mollusks, corals, and serpent stars . These invertebrates play an important role in our aquarium habitat and in learning about the marine ecosystem. For example, the mollusks are able to clean algae and other grime from the tank and…

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in News