Did you know that sand tiger sharks have spinal deformities? Dr. Huber is an Associate Professor of Biology at The University of Tampa where he teaches a variety of courses in anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution.

TBAE captures his lecture on the causes of spinal deformity in captive sand tiger sharks to improve husbandry practices and reduce pressure on wild populations for exhibit specimens.

Evening Tide Talks was also presented in the new “Vinik Room” where it showcases the gorgeous vistas of Channelside and the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

“As an ever present staple of stewardship in this community, Jeff and Penny Vinik have once again invested in the future of this area with this generous gift” said Thom Stork, President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium. “Their gracious contribution will play a pivotal role in our conservation and education efforts and represent a true investment in the future of The Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Bay Area.”