Aquarium of the Pacific - (Jessica Scillieri)

"Working at the Aquarium of the Pacific gave me not only animal experience, but research training.  I got to participate in a wide range of activities from seal and sea lion training to behavior research with sea otters to food preparation.  This is a great opportunity to learn about exotic animals without working for a vet.  Areas of learning include nutrition, behavior, physiology, and research methods.  There is an opportunity to develop your own experiment or participate in an ongoing study.  I loved working with animals as well as taking a scientific look at animal behavior.  The people were fun and the animals were a blast."

Aquarium of the Pacific Website