Mackenzie Mathews works within the marine fish division on the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. She determined to be a marine biologist so she may inform folks about animals and the way greatest to preserve them for future generations.
She mentioned working on the aquarium has allowed her to have these alternatives. Certainly one of her favourite issues to do on the aquarium is to work together with Seamore, a 26-year-old, 300-pound loggerhead sea turtle who acknowledges her even when she just isn’t taking good care of him.
“Not too long ago, I used to be with my grandparents on the aquarium on certainly one of my days off, and Seamore appeared to acknowledge me. Although there was a crowd of individuals round, he frolicked close to the window proper the place I used to be standing. He stored splashing me! I wish to suppose that he acknowledged me and hoped to lure me into giving him one other meal. He additionally comes as much as the window within the mornings to greet us, once more by splashing.”
Not solely does she get the prospect to work together with Seamore, but in addition she will be able to discuss with aquarium company about him.
“He is an effective ambassador of why we have to preserve sea turtles as a result of he’s on the endangered species record. Earlier than COVID, we had feed reveals day-after-day on the aquarium. The feed present consisted of feeding the fish and sharks in our sea turtle exhibit. As soon as we fed the animals, we talked to our company about Seamore, loggerhead sea turtles and sea turtle conservation. I at all times like talking with company about Seamore as a result of I completely love educating the general public about animals and why it’s so necessary to preserve them!”