I came across this gem of a video on my friend Matt Wandell’s social media page and I wanted to share it with everyone here.

Huge thanks to High Tide Aquatics for filming this event!

The 2nd bi-monthly Cocktails & Coral Talk speaker series event at High Tide Aquatics featuring Husbandry Operations Project Manager at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Matt Wandell, presenting “Expert Only Fishes: They’re not as tough as you might think.”

Cocktails & Coral Talk is a monthly speaker series presented by High Tide Aquatics, engaging groundbreaking marine biologists, aquarists, and hobbyists in casual conversation with the community. Speakers will cover topics from animal husbandry to biological chemistry and everything in between in a local, intimate setting. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and learn directly from the experts.

ABOUT MATT WANDELL: Matt Wandell has been keeping coral reef aquariums since 1999. He has been a professional aquarist at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Matt has a keen interest in developing new techniques for the husbandry of advanced and difficult species of ocean animals. He is currently the Husbandry Husbandry Operations Project Manager at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

ABOUT HIGH TIDE AQUATICS: High Tide Aquatics (HTA) is a saltwater aquarium store located in Oakland, CA offering everything needed to build or maintain healthy and successful saltwater tanks. Located at 2819 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602.

Founded by Ken Colby in 2022, HTA began with a vision of building a community-minded space to provide new and veteran reefers a one-stop shop for all their aquarium needs. HTA seeks to educate and celebrate the natural treasures provided by the ocean, and to do so without damaging its harmony. We strive to work with suppliers that source their sea life ethically and safely, and we contribute to maintaining natural balance by giving back.

High Tide Aquatics is an official Bay Area Reefer Club partner.

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