Lise Watson

Collection Manager, Wild Reef

Lise Watson is in charge of the acquisition and care of the animals in the Wild Reef exhibit. She is also the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ studbook keeper and Species Survival Plan manager for zebra sharks, and has additional expereince breeding several other species of sharks and rays. She conducts genetic and developmental research for zebra sharks, and her article on the captive propagation and rearing of zebra sharks at Shedd Aquarium was published in Drum and Croaker. Watson received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rollins College.


Lise Watson, Collection Manager for Wild Reef
University attended

B.S. in biology, Rollins College

AZA studbook manager and Species Survival Plan coordinator for zebra sharks