Reef Builders is beyond excited to announce the addition of Richard Ross to our featured contributors!
Richard is known for his “Skeptical Reefkeeping” article series, his one-of-a-kind presentations, his coral spawning and cephalopod research, the Reef Beef Podcast, and for managing the 212,000 gallon reef tank in the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences. Through multiple different facets of aquarium research and experience, he’s created a prominent name for himself within the industry. He has kept saltwater animals and tanks for over 40 years, and has won multiple awards including the 2014 MASNA Aquarist of the Year. His work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Penn’s Sunday School, NPR’s Science Friday, Discovery News, Adam Savage, Fox News, and more!
In addition to his multiple business accomplishments, Richard also keeps a 150 gallon reef system at his home as well as a 250 gallon home lab currently dedicated to coral spawning. We’re thrilled to have him on the team, and can’t wait to hear all of his informative new Reef Builders contributions headed our way soon. Welcome, Rich!