aquarist

noun
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 Alicia Bitondo, a senior aquarist at the aquarium, is familiar with the challenges of caring for these creatures. New York Times, "Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light," 22 Sep. 2020 One was Tommy Knowles, a senior aquarist who has been with the aquarium for over 17 years. New York Times, "Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light," 22 Sep. 2020 That someone is jellyfish aquarist MacKenzie Bubel. Matt Simon, Wired, "Behind the Scenes With the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Master of Jellyfish," 9 June 2020 Valfre, who studied marine biology in college, said these fish were collected by two aquarists from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. James T. Bartlett, Los Angeles Times, "In coronavirus lockdown, Union Station’s aquarium loses its fans but not its keepers," 6 May 2020 Gilboa was joined by aquarist Ethan Valfre, 40, who divided up raw, white shrimp, Atlantic silverside, tiny orange krill and cubes of fishmeal into buckets. James T. Bartlett, Los Angeles Times, "In coronavirus lockdown, Union Station’s aquarium loses its fans but not its keepers," 6 May 2020 To continue those efforts during the pandemic, her aquarium is hosting a new series of virtual visits, daily live educational presentations on Facebook at 11 A.M. EST, interviews with aquarists, and at-home projects. Leslie Hsu Oh, Outside Online, "Ocean Nerds, Check Out These Online Experiences," 27 Apr. 2020 Clay, an aquarist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, was taking part in a new digital learning series that the Lab has ramped up since the coronavirus brought a shutdown of actual school visits. al, "Dauphin Island Sea Lab putting coastal creatures online," 30 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of aquarist

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Aquarist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquarist. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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