Sam Muka

Sam Muka is an assistant professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. She spent the summer of 2017 working as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institutional Archives and the National Museum of Natural History studying the history and current use of coral reef tanks. She is currently working on a book looking at the history of aquarium technology.

The Evolution of a Reef Aquarium

Adey in front of the original reef microcosm in the National Museum of Natural History. Credit: Smithsonian Institution Archives In the late 1970s, Walter Adey, a paleobiologist and coral reef researcher at the National...