Following a tragedy at the Texas State Aquarium last month, the AZA aquarium community stepped up in support of our colleagues with offers of replacement exhibit specimens from our own collections. Moody Gardens was able to contribute 18 exhibit fish to this effort. Donated specimens included 8 Pompano, 3 Rock Beauty Angelfish, 3 Porcupine Puffers, 1 Red Drum, 1 Red Snapper, 1 Crevalle Jack, and 1 Tripletail.
We were also able to transport these fish as well as 8 adult cownose stingrays from the Houston Downtown Aquarium to Corpus Christi and assist in getting them put directly on display. This effort is one small part of the larger AZA community response that emphasizes the collaborative collection management that makes our industry so strong.
For more information on how you can help, visit texasstateaquarium.org/support-us/recovery-fund/