Thomas moved to Florida in September of 2013 to work at Mote. He grew up in Washington and have also lived in Texas and California. Thomas has been involved in public aquariums since he was in high school and was an active aquarium hobbyist for many years. Some of his areas of focus have been tropical freshwater, salmonids, syngnathids, jellies, and life support systems.
Associate of Science in Biology, Centralia College Associate of Arts, Centralia College Associate of General Studies, Centralia College
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)