Paddlefish Meets the Public at the Newport Aquarium
The Newport Aquarium, located in Northern Kentucky, is comprised of over one million gallons of water, including a 380,000 gallon shark tank, over 7000 marine animals showcased within 12 exhibits and being the first Aquarium in the Western Hemisphere to obtain and display a rare Shark Ray with four Shark Rays.
Drs. Mims, Cuevas and Silitonga of KSU met with Mr. Eric Rose, Executive Director of the aquarium, to see the site for a new exhibit on paddlefish and sustainable aquaculture to open this summer. Ms. Renee Koerner, with Big Fish Farms, Inc. will be partially sponsering the exhibit with over two hundred paddlefish displayed in a 5,000 gallon tank. Kentucky State University is also being asked to provide information and videos to eductate the public. Other opportunities were also discussed for long-term collaboration.
Photo by Charles Weibel