Young Boy Raises Over $20,000 To Save Chambered Nautilus

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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When Josiah Utsch, at 11 years old, realized the Chambered Nautilus was in danger of extinction, he was devastated.  And he wanted to do something about it.Nautilus being returned to the ocean before it descended After being unable to find a Nautilus organization or charity to donate his birthday money to, his mom wrote a letter for Josiah to Dr. Peter Ward, the professor of geological sciences at the University of Washington, asking if there were any organizations out there he could contact. 

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  Dr. Ward told him there were none, but that he should start one. And that was how savethenautilus.com was started by Josiah. On the website, supporters can buy t-shirts, bumber stickers and notecards to donate.pink.5794845 To date, Josiah has raised over $20,000.00.  MORE Source: Vetstreet.com by Linda Lombardi

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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