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Oct. 28, 2010

Dream Job: Coral Whisperer

by Leslie Taylor

National Zoo Keeper Mike Henley talks about the first time he saw coral spawning in the wild, his work raising endangered elkhorn coral in captivity, and how got started on his career caring for the aquatic invertebrates in the Zoo's collection.

More information about careers in zoos and aquariums at the American Association of Zoo Keepers Web page.

More information about careers in marine biology at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center Web page.

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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