Atz, Dr., James W. (1915 – 2013)

NEC 2006 Convention – “The NEC’s Golden Anniversary” – An Evening with the Legends” Panel member Jim is the “senior” of the group and his works has bridged the worlds of aquariua, public aquaria, and ichthyology.  He is the author of articles beyond count, but one always stands out in my mind.  Ths is “The Balanced Aquarium Myth,” first published in 1949.  This article is still a must read whenever the topic is considered. Dr. Atz is currently an Emeritus Curator in Vertebrate Zoology, Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History.  Photo Credit: American Museum of Natural History, History of the Department-Vertebrate Zoology, Ichthyology