View Full Version : What in your tank is making you sick?

01/02/2010, 05:25 PM
On Wednesday 1/20/10 at 9 PM at MASNA Live, Christine Williams is joining us to answer your questions aquarium related diseases and illnesses. Ever wanted to know what in your tank could make you sick, this will be the session to attend.

Christine Williams started keeping fish while she was still a fetus. While the aqueous environment did lend itself to the hobby, it limited her to freshwater species, and so she decided to be born several weeks early. Through sign language she demanded that her parents convert her crib into a reef aquarium and thus started her illustrious career in marine ornamentals. After completing her studies in biochemistry and molecular microbiology she went to work at “Animal ER” where unfortunately she was not filmed for the Animal Planet channel (though her feet did make a cameo during a rescue segment). Currently she is the head of the Industrial Marine Microbiology team for her division of a “very large international chemical company,” where she spends her days mixing chemicals, microorganisms and plankton together and seeing if they will A) explode, B) glow in the dark, or C) make a good salsa. In order to further her skills she is also a graduate student at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

This is open to the public. Go to MASNA Live ( http://www.masna.org/Home/tabid/36/ctl/Details/Mid/373/ItemID/223/Default.aspx) for all the details.