Who We Are

ERIC COHEN

Eric Cohen is the CEO President of Among The Reef, President and Founder of TankStop, President of Blue Life USA, and Co-Founder/Owner of Sea Dwelling Creatures for 25 years. Additionally Eric has been a Board Member of Reefcheck for 10 years, is a member of the Marine Aquarium Council (MAC) on Handling Practices, Collection and Transport, and Holding/Shipping.

Eric has appeared on Animal Plant's Tanked for 3 seasons and advised on over 30 episodes. He was the owner and operator of a fish collection facility on Kona, Hawaii and spend over 15 years developing the aquarium trade in Fiji back in the 90's. There he pioneered the coral trade for acropora and other hard coral species.

He has been a public aquarium Livestock Specialist Advisor in handling and shipping large animals for many public aquariums including The Georgia Aquarium, The Shedd Aquarium, Monterey bay Aquarium, The Silverton Casino, and many others. 

 

 

PETER

Peter is one of the Staff Biologists at Among The Reef. Holding a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from UC Santa Barbara, Peter has over 6 years of experience as a paid Aquarist at various public aquariums. He has been working for Among The Reef since 2019 and has extensive experience with rare and expensive fish, endangered species, and aquarium maintenance and installation. He has a special passion for fish behavior and helps keep the Among The Reef website and social media running smoothly.

 

Kyler

Kyler is one of the Staff Biologists at Among The Reef. Holding a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology and a Spatial Science Minor from UC Santa Barbara, Kyler has 3 years of experience as a paid Aquarist at a public aquarium and 9 years working with aquariums. Kyler has worked with Sea Turtles with the US Geological Survey in Southern Florida and has been a research intern on bivalve aquaculture research projects. He has a special passion for aquaculture and helps keep the Among The Reef TikTok and social media running smoothly.