Summary of expertise:
Christina Slager has more than 25 years of experience working with aquatic animals. Specializing in penguins, sharks and marine birds, some of her career highlights include: fieldwork in Patagonia and Antarctica; designing penguin exhibits and penguin breeding programs; capturing and transporting large sand tiger sharks from Delaware to New Orleans; coordinating the evacuation of penguins and sea otters from the Aquarium of the Americas after Hurricane Katrina; participating in Monterey Bay Aquarium¿s successful juvenile white shark capture program; implementing a live Laysan Albatross program at Monterey Bay Aquarium; and directing a sevengill shark tracking program at Aquarium of the Bay. During her career, Slager has worked at Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences (CA), the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (LA), Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA), Mystic Aquarium (CT) and Aquarium of the Bay (CA). She is the author of numerous published articles and several books.
Shark tagging, exhibition development, project management
Selected articles and publications: "Creating Rocky-shore Exhibits," Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores; "Capture and Feeding Techniques for Pacific Angel Sharks, Squatina californica," Drum and Croaker; "The Search for Balance: Sea Lions, Salmon and People," New England Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium; "Some Like it Hot : Penguins in New Orleans," Spheniscus Penguin Newsletter; "Antarctica: Continent of Superlatives and Contradictions," The Audubon Institute; "Cuttlefish: Dazzlers of the Deep,". Freshwater & Marine Aquarium. Disease Prevention and Control: Antennarius avalonis. Freshwater & Marine Aquar. 1982. 5(7):38¿40, 67. (Co-author P. Morales)
Certified Oiled Wildlife Care Network rehabilitator; Professional Fellow of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association; Certified SCUBA diver by NAUI; American Academy of Underwater Sciences Scientific Diver Certification; Songbird Rehabilitation Certificate
Prior media experience:
Media trained and experienced in working with all forms of print, electronic and broadcast media.
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