Murphy, Andrew

Andrew Murphy New England Aquarium Aquarist From Hull, MA Like many aquarists my fascination with aquatic life began on the water’s edge.  I was lucky enough to grow up with an ocean view and a beach as my playground; spending summers swimming in the chilly New England waters and strolling the shoreline. It was only a matter of time before I noticed the great diversity of life below the waves.  Looking to understand these animals further I started my first aquarium and almost 20 years later I feel as though I have only grazed the surface.  For the past three years I have had the pleasure of working at our local aquarium in Boston within the Freshwater gallery, alongside Senior Aquarist Scott Dowd.  Prior to my employment at New England Aquarium, I spent 5 years working at a local pet store and grew to love the community of fellow “fish-heads”.  Despite me spending most of my time now trimming plants or caring for tetras and catfish, my love for the ocean has not waned.  To fulfill this I have started a service company specializing in “exhibit quality” reef aquaria for homes and businesses in the greater Boston area