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One who maintains an aquarium.


1. (Biology) the curator of an aquarium
2. (Professions) the curator of an aquarium
3. (Biology) a person who studies aquatic life
4. (Professions) a person who studies aquatic life


(əˈkwɛər ɪst)

a curator, collector, or ichthyologist working with an aquarium.
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They are coming back, big time," Darryl Deleske, aquarist for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in Los Angeles, told the newspaper.
When it did (arrive), you just started to see them melt everywhere," Darryl Deleske, an aquarist for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in Los Angeles, told the Register.
Senior aquarist Todd German, who coordinated the release, said: "This is the best outcome we could have hoped for.
Below: a pair of man-o-war fish, a particularly challenging species for the aquarist.
Aquarist Suzie Webb said: "At the moment they're carried around by their family all the time and we don't want to separate them, but once they're a bit older we'll be able to see for ourselves what sex they are.
Families will be able to see an underwater Christmas tree in the UK's only transparent 360deg Ocean Tunnel and find out more from the expert aquarist team about how all of the sea life creatures will receive treats during the festive season.
Aquarist Richard Morrilly said: "Sharks are one of the top predators in the ocean and are known to be fantastic hunters.
The book targets both professional researches and the large aquarist community because their joint efforts may ensure the future conservation of this fascinating group of fishes.
Samantha Worthington, marine aquarist at the aquarium, in Cheshire Oaks, said: "It's the first time we have had this particular species on display here and it's definitely one of the most beautiful members of the jellyfish family.
As an amateur aquarist, he was aware of the venomous nature of lionfish and sought immediate emergency department care, where warm (45[degrees]C) water soaks to inactivate the heat-labile venom began.
London Zoo aquarist Alasdair Maltby said: "We're thrilled that these fish have settled in to their new homes so quickly.
Five or six years ago, there were around 10 species in that part of the lagoon, said Esmail Al Beloushi, Senior Aquarist, Sharjah Aquarium.