Rich's Secret Home Lab
You know about the Secret Home Lab.
You know it is secret.
Rich was interviewed by the Tested.com crew about his home aquaria and lab where he breeds and raises octopuses and other amazing critters. (Note: This is a video series we filmed in 2018, before the current pandemic lockdown.)
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Who is Rich?
Richard Ross is known for the “Skeptical Reefkeeping” article series, his groundbreaking work with cephalopod husbandry, his entertaining and informative talks, for managing the ambitious 212,000 gallon reef tank in the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences, being able to ‘get things done’ in the field, and recently for spawning Acropora sp in closed systems.
Richard has kept saltwater animals for over 30 years, has worked in the aquarium industry and trade (maintenance, retail, wholesale) and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. In 2015, Richard was presented with the MASNA Aquarist of the Year Award (now the MASNA award), and his work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Penn’s Sunday School, NPR’s Science Friday, Discovery News, Fox News and more.