Todd Gardner ’04
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Todd Gardner has been studying marine life since he was old enough to walk. He has an extensive background in marine sciences and has written numerous scientific and popular articles about his research and experiences collecting, keeping and culturing marine organisms.
In 1993 he graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and marine science. After graduation, he spent a year working for Blue Earth Films, assisting in the production of a National Geographic Explorer feature film about coastal marine life. Todd spent the next three years at the world’s largest marine ornamental fish hatchery, where he worked on developing technology for the production of new marine species. In 1998 Todd left commercial aquaculture to pursue a Master of Science in biology at Hofstra University, where he completed a thesis on the early nutrition of the lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus.
Todd is currently working as an aquarist at Atlantis Marine World, where he cares for a number of exhibit tanks, leads collecting expeditions, and continues his aquaculture research behind the scenes, supervising the aquarium’s aquaculture program. In his spare time, Todd photographs marine life and is a member of a blues band.