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Chance to fish for answers on in-depth NML issues.

EVER wondered if fish really do have a 30-second memory or how to look after a real-life Nemo? National Museums Liverpool is inviting the public to quiz aquarium curator Rachel Ball and discover the details of her fascinating job.

Responsible for the upkeep of the aquarium at World Museum Liverpool, the marine biologist is involved in all aspects of marine animal husbandry, including feeding, breeding, record keeping and exhibit maintenance.

She is also currently running a conservation project in the Mersey and Liverpool Bay Area, called Raywatch, to tag and establish the movement patterns of thornback rays, a local species which has become increasingly endangered in recent years.

Visitors must post their questions at www. by 12am on Monday, October 4. The best ones will be selected and posed to Ball in a video interview that will also be shown on the website. She is the second curator under the spotlight in Ask the Curator project, a unique opportunity to discover what goes on behind the scenes of Merseyside museums and galleries. Pauline Rushton, curator of costumes and textiles, video can be viewed at www.


A small-eyed ray at World Museum Liverpool
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 24, 2009
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