When Aquariums Attack - Christine Williams Pasagelis
Christine is joining us to answer your questions about aquarium-related diseases and illnesses. If you ever wanted to know if something in your tank could make you sick, you won’t want to miss this meeting.
So, you worked in your tank and now you have a painful rash, and don’t know why? Fish stings, other stings, spines, cuts, bites, envenomations, poisonings…all are fair game and all are possible in your home aquarium, and being prepared is your best defense. This lecture will teach you the basics of aquarium safety: animals that can hurt you, what symptoms to look out for, when to worry, when to REALLY worry, and how to treat injuries and unfortunate events.
Christine is head of the Industrial Marine Microbiology team for her division of a 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. She is also a graduate student at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Please Note: It's important to be on time for our meetings because the exterior doors of Endeavor Hall are locked at 8:30 p.m.
Bowl Show This Month!
Don't forget, odd months mean we have a bowl show. Be sure to bring your fish.
LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area. Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790
West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.
For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.
- General Information:
- Doors open @7:30 PM, meeting starts @8:00 PM (this may change in the future)
- Please park in parking lot stalls - not along curb.
- Meeting is in Room 120 in Endeavour Hall. (After you enter building, take hallway on the right. Room 120 is first room on the left)
- For more info, call Steve Abrams: 631-291-5214