SEA LIFE Michigan was selected to focus on breeding tropical marine teleosts (bony fish). In order to train our aquarists to complete this goal, funding was provided by Merlin Animal Welfare Development to send aquarist Sarah Sprague to a workshop held at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
The workshop focused on specific equipment designed for larval rearing, which Sarah brought back to SEA LIFE Michigan. Providing food for larval fish was also covered in detail in order to bring these methods back to SEA LIFE Michigan as well. These include culturing algae of a few different varieties, including Nannochloropsis and T. isochrysis, as well as copepod species including parvocalanus and pseudodiaptomus.