Name: Sallie Behrend
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!