Academy Director Barton Evermann and Ignatz Steinhart begin
planning a new aquarium as fine and complete as any
Alvin Seale, distinguished ichthyologist and fisheries expert,
helps design the Steinhart Aquarium, which opens on September
Earl Herald, Aquarium superintendent and host of the TV program
Science In Action, oversees a major retrofit of the Aquarium.
Aquarium Director John McCosker pursues coelacanths, flashlight
fish, sharks and penguins for public display. In 1994, John
is appointed as the new McCosker Chair of Aquatic Biology.
Robert Jenkins leaves the National Aquarium in Baltimore to
become Director of Steinhart. Voters approve Proposition C,
and planning for a new Aquarium for the 21st century begins.