Mr. Yaiullo is one of the world’s most highly regarded Aquarium authorities. He has consulted with many public Aquariums worldwide, and has also presented reef-keeping lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Prior to co-founding the Atlantis Aquarium, Yaiullo worked with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, and served as Exhibits Director at the Okeanos Ocean Research Foundation. While working as a Senior Aquarist with the New York Aquarium, he played an integral role in the design and construction of the 22,000-square foot Discovery Cove building, winner of the 1990 American Zoo and Aquarium Association Certificate of Achievement award.
Yaiullo is a graduate of Southampton College, Long Island University (Southampton, NY).
Paul Whitby has know Joe for several years and he gives an absolutely excellent talk
regarding the design, building, maintenance and plans for a 20,000g marine tank
that is one of the main features of
Atlantis Aquarium in Long Island.
As a taste of some of the contents of his talk, check out this link below:
Joe Yaiullo on Advanced Aquarist
Paul had the pleasure of seeing this tank earlier this year and was literally amazed by it. Imagine having tangs spawning in your aquarium!
Joe is an avid fan of vodka dosing- while Paul was there he snapped this pic of Joe dosing the 20,000g tank.... while inside it:
Below is a video of feeding time at the Long island Aquarium