The Negative Impact Of Capturing Tropical Fish For Aquariums

Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:50pm
Updated: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:57pm
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If you’ve ever been to an aquarium, you know how beautiful it can be to see the colorful tropical fish up close and personal. But have you ever thought about how those fish get to that aquarium?

There are various ways that tropical fish are captured for aquariums — big, national aquariums and the ones in people’s living rooms.

But some of those practices are having an unhealthy impact on our oceans and coral reefs.

John Gorman is the curatorial manager for the Maui Ocean Center in Hawaii.

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