Capstone Blog #4- My Interview

I did a lot of work to plan my interview. I had to have the appointments by May 16. I looked through so many aquarium’s staff to find who I wanted to interview. I finally found Tyler Moery. Then I had to email him, so I started to compose an email. My interview sounded something like “I was wondering if you would be at the Maritime Aquarium on May 27, for an interview. I would really appreciate your time. Sincerely, Meena” Then, I asked my mom to look over the email, to make sure that it made sense, and that I didn’t make any spelling mistakes. I was so worried that he wouldn’t be available. When he replied the next day, I was so happy. I thought that he was going to answer all of my questions, and I was really excited. When I talked to my friends, they said that an aquarium worker might have a bias, and stretch the truth about their aquarium. So, I was worried that my answers wouldn’t actually be true. So I decided to look up extra about the other part of my question, coral reefs. Click the “read more” button to read about my actual interview. At the start of my interview, I was really nervous. I started to ask my questions, and he gave me really good answers. I learned a lot from my interviewer, Tyler Moery. He taught me that their aquarium breeds fish in captivity, so that they don’t have to capture fish from the wild. He also taught me that the “dory fish”, a blue fish found in tropical coral reefs, should never be taken from the wild, because they are threatened. I also learned that one benefit of an aquarium, is that we can learn about the fish, and how to preserve them. He also taught me that his aquarium worked to educate people, and protect coral reef fish. Overall, I learned a lot from my interview.

Here are my interview questions


  • How would you compare fish habitats in captivity to fish living in ocean coral reefs?




  • How does the lifespan change based on the habitat of the fish? What are the differences of the lifespans in aquariums vs in coral reefs?




  • By removing fish from coral reefs, how does your aquarium and aquariums across the world provide protection from danger such as predators and pollution?




  • How are fish affected mentally and physically when they are taken from their coral reef homes, and put into aquariums?




  • What are the pros and cons of fish living in aquariums?




  • What can the public do to positively impact the health of fish in aquariums?




  • Based on your job as an aquarium worker, what can you tell me about how fish behave when they first arrive from coral reefs compared to when they are settled in the the environment?




  • How can aquariums make sure that their fish don’t catch common aquarium diseases such as nitrate poisoning?




  • What is your opinion, as someone who works at an aquarium on taking fish from coral reefs, and putting them into aquariums?




  • How do aquariums profit from taking fish from coral reefs?  Do you think that the profit is worth taking fish from their homes?

Here is a link to my interview recordng



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