BENEFITING: TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM ASSOCIATION
On April 15, 2015, the Texas State Aquarium suffered a devastating loss. A medicine that is commonly used in aquariums around the country was used in an attempt to control a parasite, and the medication caused an adverse reaction that resulted in the loss of many of our animals in Islands of Steel, Flower Gardens, and Lionfish. At this time, we are unsure of the exact cause of the reaction but, we have sent samples of water from the affected exhibits out to laboratories for analysis in hopes of determining the specific cause. Our husbandry staff puts their hearts and souls into the care given to all of the animals in our collection, and this is an extremely difficult time for the people responsible for the day-to-day care of our animals, as well as all of our staff and volunteers
The outpouring of support from our visitors, past present and future, has been overwhelming. Thank you for your notes of encouragement and your kind words. We know you want a hand in re-building our collection --- so here it is.
Our losses were great, but with the hard work of our dedicated staff and volunteers and the unwavering support from all of you we know that the Texas State Aquarium will emerge wiser for the experience and stronger for the future.