From Aquatic Envy

Richard Ross recently spoke at the Nebraska Aquatic Supply Anniversary Celebration about using skepticism, among other tools, to save not only money, but also the lives of animals in the process. We decided to share the video of him speaking, which you can watch at the end of this article. The first thing he recommends is to be increasingly skeptical about things you read and advice from people who deem themselves as gurus. Richard makes a lot of very good points and even cites specific examples. A surprise cameo from Sanjay Yoshi midway through the presentation makes it all the more interesting.

Richard Ross is well known as being a biologist for the Steinhart Aquarium in California. He has also recently come into the spotlight in regarding comments he made in public forum regarding fish collection. One particular activist group that goes by the name of Sea Shepard openly criticized him in a news release for their “Operation Reef Defense”.(Read our article here)

I assure you Richard is not at all the monster he is portrayed to be by the activist groups. I see a man who is plugged in and simply demands proof for the statements being made. This presentation is lined with the message of demanding evidence and thinking critically about the information being presented to you.

A big thanks to both Richard Ross and Nebraska Aquatic Supply for providing this opportunity to the local reef community.

Uploaded on Aug 17, 2010

Coral anatomy lesson. A coral’s mouth and anus are the same thing. The amazing manus!

ReefStock All-Stars “Manus”
Produced by Justin Credabel
Lyrics by Justin Credabel, Gresham Hendee, Scott Fellman, Michelle Lemech, Rich Ross, and Dr. Paul Whitby

Published on May 9, 2013

Rich Ross discusses his work at the Academy with cephalopods– octopus, squid and cuttlefish.
Rich discusses his ‘home-lab” and his exploration with the little-known Larger Pacific Striped Octopus – now in our Animal Attraction exhibit. Check out this video for a close up lookhttp://youtu.be/_6cSBzHl3a4.

 

https://vimeo.com/66640700

Link to Part 1
From mrsaltwatertank.com

Making a 213,000 gallon reef tank look great requires a lot of t.l.c., but also a lot of equipment. In part 2 of my Steinhart Aquarium tour, Richard Ross shows me the equipment needed to make the Philippine reef tank at the California Academy of Sciences look great. And there’s of course lots more shots of the tank. – by Mark Callahan

https://vimeo.com/61349647

The Myth of Giant Squids! – Fact or Fictional w Veronica Belmont from Richard Ross on Vimeo.

Mar 1, 2013

This week Veronica visits the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco to learn about gigantic cephalopods. How big is the squid?! Special thanks to Richard and the guys over at the Academy for letting us come play with the sea creatures!http://www.calacademy.org/

If the youtube version bonks, click here for Vimeo version.