Name: Patrick Cole
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
Education: BS, Zoo Science, Delaware Valley College
Assignment: Paws On aquarium, Caribbean Trail
On the job since: 2016
Previous experience: Jenkinson’s Aquarium (2011), Elmwood Park Zoo (2011–2012), North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (2016)
Favorite animals to work with: Stingrays
Underwater wonders: Patrick is an aquarist, meaning he specializes in the care of fish. In addition to feeding, training and cleaning up after their animals, aquarists maintain the complicated life support systems needed to house water-dwelling creatures.