aquar·​ist | \ ə-ˈkwer-ist How to pronounce aquarist (audio) , -ˈkwa-rist \

Definition of aquarist

: a person who keeps or maintains an aquarium

Examples of aquarist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During both events, students will learn about potential aquarium jobs, including careers as a marine biologist, aquarist, animal nutritionist, water quality specialist, professional diver and enrichment specialist. USA TODAY, "‘Lorax’ tree legend, butter Elmo, meth squirrel: News from around our 50 states," 19 June 2019 In 1991, conservation biologist and amateur aquarist Scott Dowd embarked on a trip to Barcelos, a municipality along the Rio Negro in northern Brazil, to see some of his aquarium fish in their natural habitat. Harrison Takoff, Smithsonian, "Why You Can Walk Into a Store and Buy a Nearly Extinct Animal," 2 Apr. 2018 And indeed, the study of Luna by Shedd’s aquarists has directly contributed to the preservation of her species. Gogo Lidz, Newsweek, "How Aquariums Can Actually Save Animals in the Wild," 21 Sep. 2015 Shedd’s long history of marine wildlife rescue and rehab programs includes extensive studies of its beluga whales; aquarists there say that their training program is essential for the beluga's welfare. Gogo Lidz, Newsweek, "How Aquariums Can Actually Save Animals in the Wild," 21 Sep. 2015 That’s preceded by a shallow-water training session with aquarists from the attraction. . Dewayne Bevil,, "Swimming with sharks option coming to Discovery Cove," 7 July 2017 No one knows exactly how the fish invaded Atlantic waters, but home aquarists who dump unwanted lionfish into the ocean may have been the cause, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Fox News, "'Twilight Zone' Horror Story: Lionfish Prey on Unknown Fish Species," 6 June 2017 For the underwater division, Jackie Cooper, an aquarist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, nominates the whiptail ray. Chris Mattison, National Geographic, "Nice Caboose: Animals With the Longest Tails," 30 Apr. 2016

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Aquarist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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