Essential employees are pivotal during a pandemic. From frontline health care workers to grocery store teams and truck drivers delivering goods, we honor their work and sacrifice. However, the “essential workers” at OdySea Aquarium who have been caring for its 6,000+ animals throughout the coronavirus pandemic prefer not to be labeled “essential.”

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“Unlike museums with static artifacts, our business involves a living collection that needs constant care and attention, even during a pandemic,” said Jessica Peranteau, Director of Animal Care and Education at OdySea Aquarium. “Our job as animal caregivers remains the same 365/24-7: ensure the safety and well-being of the animals in our care.”…

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