What is a Photarium?
What’s a Photarium?
Photarium = photograph + aquarium. A Photarium is a lightweight and durable fish tank, fabricated completely in corrosion-proof Plexiglas. They are indispensable tools for observing live fish in the field without causing harm or stress to your subject. Photariums were originally developed by WFC scientists as a tool to enable accurate data collection; a safer alternative to keeping fish out of water while measuring, identifying, and photographing fish.
Who uses a Photarium?
Photariums are a trusted tool of field biologists, fisheries researchers, educators and other scientists, and are used throughout the world by federal, state, and local agencies, consultants, non-profit organizations, universities, and museums, among others. They are also becoming very popular with catch and release sport fisherman and guides, as a fish-friendlier alternative to holding fish out of water while taking photographs.