Francis Yupangco

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.

Recent Blog Posts

Monday Archives: Shark Eats Shark

Monday Archives: Shark Eats Shark

It's a dog eat dog world out there. Or in this case, a shark eat shark world. Life in the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea got very real last week. The aquarium has over 40,000 animals in 130 tanks, with multiple sharks and animals residing in the Animal Kingdom...

Best Hotels For Shark Enthusiasts

Best Hotels For Shark Enthusiasts

Summer vacation is here and if you haven't planned your annual holiday yet, you may be in luck. Perhaps one of these hotels, in honor of Shark Week which aired yesterday on the Discovery Channel, will catch your eye. If Great Whites excite you, then you should head...

‘Bullied’ Fish Gets Prosthetic Eye

‘Bullied’ Fish Gets Prosthetic Eye

While some people view aquarium fish and tanks as beautiful pieces of art to be appreciated, there are many others who view their fish as part of the family. Julie Morgan is one of them. Morgan noticed that her seven year old saltwater fish named 'Kiwi' was getting...

Audubon Aquarium Tags Seahorses

Audubon Aquarium Tags Seahorses

With Fathers Day last weekend, I thought that writing about seahorses would be a good idea, since they it is the males who incubate the eggs until they hatch. Seahorses are quite mysterious and although they are relatively easy to breed in captivity, we still don't...

Fighting The Shark Trade From The Skies

Fighting The Shark Trade From The Skies

The fight to stop the shark trade is fought on many fronts. Conservationists are reaching out to shipping companies and airlines to join the "fly #sharkfree" movement in an effort to stop the illegal shark trade. WildAid is behind the movement and dedicated to...

Vancouver Aquarium Celebrates 60 Years

Vancouver Aquarium Celebrates 60 Years

Sixty years ago, the Vancouver Aquarium, located in Stanley Park, opened its doors to the then $300,000.00 facility. The story behind the opening of the Vancouver Aquarium is that co-founder Carl Lietze couldn't get enough of his sons fish tank at home, and after...

NASA To Study Coral Reefs From Above

NASA To Study Coral Reefs From Above

Coral reefs are spread around the world and account for thousands of miles of underwater terrain. The Great Barrier Reef, the World's largest reef system, covers over 133,000 square miles. If transposed on North America's West Coast, the Great Barrier Reef would...

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