Modeling the Ocean
Modeling the Ocean: The Conservation and Science of Marine Aquariums
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 5:00 PM | LIVE OAK PAVILION, STUDENT UNION, BOCA RATON CAMPUS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 5:00 PM
LIVE OAK PAVILION, STUDENT UNION, BOCA RATON CAMPUS

Modeling the Ocean: The Conservation and Science of Marine Aquariums

Don't miss an evening with Andrew Sandler, founder and CEO of Polo Reef.

Join Andrew Sandler, founder and CEO of Polo Reef, on a journey through some of the most visionary, complex, and expansive privately operated marine aquaria. Sandler and his team at Polo Reef in New York are recreating the ocean to provide the natural conditions found throughout the world’s tropics. The diverse, exotic coral and unique reef fish found in the aquaria at Polo Reef, including the 17,000 gallon tank in the home of Andrew Sandler, are key to the organization's efforts in supporting species preservation and restoration. Sandler and his team are renowned for their work in the aquarium and reef keeping community; from skillfully quarantining and treating new fish before introduction into the closed marine environment, to pioneering medical treatment methods for corals, and educating the public and fellow reef keepers. As ocean environments around the world become more acidic and coral reefs become increasingly threatened, the efforts undertaken by Sandler and Polo Reef become ever more important in the preservation of vast numbers of coral and rare fish species. The Polo Reef team is developing novel fish and coral care techniques, detailing their expert system operations as well as documenting the maturation of their coral and fish species over time – a process that is rarely shared by public aquariums. Educating the public about the ocean and aquariums, pioneering technologies for reef keeping and conservation, and supporting research and educational charities is at the core of Sandler's and Polo Reef’s mission.

Monday, November 28
Lecture: 5:00 p.m.  |  Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union (SU-31), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton campus

Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the reception.

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This is a free public lecture.


 

Andrew and Aurily at Polo Reef

About Andrew Sandler, Founder and CEO of Polo Reef


Outside of several local businesses, Andrew is currently collaborating with and on the board of various charities in order to give back to the hobby.  Andrew has a very busy schedule between his business and family, but his passion for the reefing hobby is unmatched.  He has worked with his team to develop a thorough fish and coral quarantine process that many reefers are intrigued to learn more about. Andrew and the team would not be complete without the assistance of his beautiful wife Aurily. She helps to keep Andrew focused, and makes sure that all of the projects blend with the rest of the house. Her keen eye for detail ensures that each tank matches with the design of the house and that nothing gets out of control. She also has the unenviable task of keeping Andrew and everyone else from losing focus, which she always manages with grace and has developed a skill for doing so very diplomatically.


Featured in CORAL Magazine

Andrew Sandler CORAL Magazine Close your eyes for a moment or two and try to conjure up a vision of the marine aquarium of your dreams. Chances are it’s in the 500 to 1,000-gallon (1,900 to 3,800-L) range—a fantasy that doesn’t come close to the reality of a reef tank I encountered recently in the town of Old Westbury, New York.

View the article in CORAL Magazine .

 

 

 

 

 


DIRECTIONS

Location

Student Union (SU-31), Live Oak Pavilion 
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

East of I-95

  • If you are coming from I-95, exit Glades Road EAST.
  • Head EAST approximately ¼ mile to FAU University Drive (First Entrance).
  • Make a LEFT turn onto NW 10th Avenue/West University Drive.
  • After you go over the first speed bump, you may turn RIGHT to park in Parking Lot 16.
  • For Parking Garage 1, continue along West University Drive and make a RIGHT on Volusia Street.
  • Parking Garage 1 will be on your LEFT.

West of Federal Highway

  • If you are coming from Federal Highway, head WEST on Glades Road.
  • Head WEST approximately 1 ½ mile to NW 10th Avenue/West University Drive (Third Entrance).
  • Make a RIGHT turn onto NW 10th Avenue/West University Drive.
  • After you go over the first speed bump, you may turn RIGHT to park in Parking Lot 16.
  • For Parking Garage 1, continue along West University Drive and make a RIGHT on Volusia Street.
  • Parking Garage 1 will be on your LEFT.

South of Spanish River Blvd

  • If you are coming from Spanish River Blvd., head SOUTH on NW 8th Avenue/FAU Boulevard.
  • Turn RIGHT onto North University Drive. North University curves left and turns into West University Drive.
  • Continue on West University Drive. You may turn LEFT on Volusia Street to park in Parking Garage 1. The parking garage will be on your LEFT.
  • To park in Parking Lot 16, continue along West University Drive past Volusia Street. Parking Lot 16 will be on your LEFT.

Parking in Garage 1


Cross Volusia Street from Parking Garage 1 and the Student Union Live Oak Pavilion is the first building in the Student Union complex from this entrance. Volunteers will assist with guiding guests.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at  scicomm@fau.edu.