Yvan is an Animal Health Biologist for the Steinhart Aquarium
Briefly describe your job and your area of expertise. Good water quality is essential for a healthy aquarium; I analyze our water chemistry and make sure everything is safe for the animals. Tests include pH, temperature, salinity, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate, Alkalinity, General Hardness, Chlorine, Copper, Iron, Bromine, Silica, Potassium, Coliforms, Dissolved Organic Carbon, Dissolved Oxygen, and turbidity. I also provide veterinary assistance as needed.
Do you have pets at home? What and how many? No
More about Yvan
Yvan's Suggested Reading:
“In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick, 2001 (Penguin Books).
“Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater” by Andrew D. Eaton, American Public Health Association, Mary Ann H. Franson, 2005 (American Water Works Association – Nature – American Public Health Association)