aquar·​ist ə-ˈkwer-ist How to pronounce aquarist (audio)
: a person who keeps or maintains an aquarium

Examples of aquarist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SeaWorld Orlando senior aquarist Becki Orze points out the male smalltooth sawfish that fathered three baby smalltooth sawfish who were born at SeaWorld Orlando, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 18 Oct. 2023 Papaya was seen again Saturday near Redondo Canyon by Eric Martin, aquarist director at Roundhouse Aquarium, who used an underwater device called a hydrophone to listen for the rhythmic clicking of the whale’s echolocation to find him. Saumya Gupta, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2023 Oregon Coast Aquarium aquarist Tiffany Rudek, who was on the team measuring the stars, has spent years working on treatments for sea stars suffering from wasting disease. oregonlive, 8 June 2023 In a rare and wondrous moment, more than 70 weedy seadragons have hatched at UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium, where the delicate, shiny, inch-long fish are under the doting care of aquarists. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2023 Brian Jones, senior aquarist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Estuarium, said that based on Jones’ photos this one could easily have weighed 300, maybe more. Brian Jones was one of the people from the Sea Lab who came to the boat after April Jones came running for help. al, 18 July 2022 Taylor Sakmar, also a Monterey Bay aquarist, came to Cape Cod to help build a new kind of facility for many-armed animals. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2022 The aquarium is also the first outside Japan to propagate salmon snailfish, according to senior aquarist Alicia Bitondo. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Mar. 2022 For the event, the aquarium's senior aquarist, Dylan Salamone, tossed two small branded footballs — each featuring the logo of one of the Super Bowl 2022 teams — into Rasal's exhibit and let the seal choose which one to retrieve. Kelli Bender,, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aquarist was in 1863

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“Aquarist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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aquar·​ist ə-ˈkwar-əst How to pronounce aquarist (audio)
: one who keeps an aquarium
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