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Show us your #FishFace, Sallie!

Sep 29

Show us your #FishFace, Sallie!

Name: Sallie Behrend

Occupation: Aquarist

With the South Carolina Aquarium since: 2000 as a volunteer and 2004 as a staff member

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

When I was a kid, I wanted to be: a marine biologist.

I work at the Aquarium because: I love it!

My day starts with: a walk with my golden retriever “Chives,” coffee and The Weather Channel.

If I could be any fish in the Aquarium, I would be a: trumpetfish.

The coolest gadget I use at work is: the refractometer, a laboratory device I use to check the salinity of the water.

A perfect day at work for me would be: collecting animals on the beach.

On the weekend I like to: go to the beach, participate in water sports, or relax at home.

My favorite part of my job is: everything!

If I could share a meal with any fish, it would be: the rays in the saltmarsh, because they eat shrimp!

An animal I am passionate about is the: Caribbean Spiny Lobster. They are amazing, graceful, and strong.

If I could share one conservation tip with you, it would be: Reduce, reuse and recycle!

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