Meet National Aquarium's
MORGAN DENNEY

Careers - Morgan’s Story
 A Dream Job
Morgan’s Story
A Dream Job
For as long as he can remember, Morgan has loved fish and sharks. After studying ecology and biology at the University of Pittsburgh, Morgan got his start at the Aquarium as a summer intern. Soon after he graduated, he encountered good fortune—the Aquarium had a rare opening, hiring a new Aquarist.
Careers - What Morgan Does
 Aquarist
What Morgan Does
Aquarist
Morgan spends his mornings preparing food for animals in his charge—all 800 of them. Once feedings are done, he devotes time to cleaning exhibits, which involves scuba diving and scrubbing algae with a power washer. After lunch, Morgan administers another feeding to certain animals, spending the rest of the day ensuring they’re all in great health.
 
 
“People are always so interested and so excited to learn something new. It’s rewarding to teach them about our animals.”
 
“People are always so interested and so excited to learn something new. It’s rewarding to teach them about our animals.”
 
 
“Feeding our five stingrays takes longer than you’d think. Some feedings take longer than others, depending how cooperative they’re being that day.”
 
“Feeding our five stingrays takes longer than you’d think. Some feedings take longer than others, depending how cooperative they’re being that day.”