Originally from Science Today at the California Academy of Sciences

Academy researchers are among the first to study tiny, fascinating pygmy seahorses that live exclusively on coral in the Philippines.


Rich Ross talking to Frank Reece talk about field work, science and big tanks. Click here to listen.

On April 6, 2014, I was on Penn’s Sunday School talking to Penn Jillette, Michael Goudeau and Matt Donnelly about all kinds of stuff including the Bobbit worm. The iTunes blurb – “Rich Ross tells us horror stories about cephalopods and Jay Frank tells us about the newest ways to monetize music.” I am in and out all over the episode because I was actually in studio for the taping and the Rich proper part starts around 1:06

Listen and  subscribe to the podcast on itunes – http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/penns-sunday-school/id504257078 . If you don’t like itunes you can hear it here


By Sarah Medina on March 19, 2014 6:00 PM

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we’ll pick one standout local we’d love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in the Bay Area.

As a Senior Aquarium Biologist at the California Aacademy of Sciences, it’s Richard Ross’ job to hang out with cool marine life all day. Ross cares for a diverse array of creatures at the museum, from corals and octopuses to Claude, SF’s beloved albino alligator, and a typical day at work involves making sure everything goes smoothly in the word’s deepest coral reef display. You’ve probably seen the colorful 212,000-gallon tank filled with thousands of tropical fishes and corals at Cal Academy, but it’s Ross’ job to make sure all those little guys stay happy and healthy. More »

From Pet Word Radio – Addictive Reefkeeping

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A discussion of keeping and breeding cephalopods, working at public aquariums, and a sustainable hobby/industry. Click here to listen to the broadcast

or click here for the broadcast archived on richross.org: