Jami Schrader worked at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
"At the aquarium, I got many experiences. While I was there, I learned how to manage an aquarium, saw a stingray bitten by blacktip reef sharks, had a stingray die, got to do a necropsy on a stingray, had two baby sharks hatch and got one baby shark named after me. Those were only a few of the major things I experienced."
"On a typical day, we would first clean the gallery and get it ready for the public. We would then hatch out brine shrimp to feed the jellyfish and get the next batch ready for the next day. After that we would measure the salenity and temperatures of all 12 tanks. Then we would prepare the food for the sharks and fish. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday we fed the sharks, so we would clean fish, shrimp, squid, clams and mussels for them to eat. The reef fish ate every day, so we would have to cut up their food into small pieces. Then, after all that, we would have bigger jobs/projects to do the rest of the day. Some of the projects were cleaning all the tanks, mixing artificial seawater, doing backwashes on the larger exibit tanks, or doing a dive show."