I started off my time at the New England Aquarium working with the penguins. In the morning I learned how to prepare their food. They eat better than most of us, only being served restaurant quality fish. I donned my wet suit and recorded everything that the penguins were fed on a clipboard.
I was handed a bucket and scrub brush and told to start scrubbing islands. “No really, what do you want me to do,” I said. Laughing they pointed me in the right direction and off I went. As I diligently scrubbed the islands as penguins nipped at my heals. Time passed quickly and it was time for the afternoon penguin feeding. I actually got to hand feed them. Soon it was clean up time in the food prep area. We scrubbed until the area was clean enough to eat off.