The University Record, March 26, 2001
Aquarium aids in scientific illustrationScientific illustrator Joe
Trumpey peers into the 200-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium built in his
School of Art and Design studio. The tank includes three dozen species
and about 300 animals, including brain coral, gorgonian coral, crabs,
snails, iridescent fish, anemone, several varieties of shrimp and giant
clams (which are not quite giant but getting there, according
to Trumpey, assistant professor of art). Trumpeys scientific
illustration students use the aquarium, which replicates sea life at 10
meters below the surface.
The tank, mounted in the wall of Trumpeys studio on the second floor of the Art and Architecture Building, is accessible to the public when the building is open, 6 a.m.9 p.m. daily.
Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services