Monthly Archives: July 2013

Watch out for cookiecutter sharks

If the Brothers Grimm ever wrote a fairy tale about sharks, it would feature the cookiecutter shark. The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) is seemingly small and unmenacing, with large dark eyes and a pleasant russet brown body color. However, the … Continue reading

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Cucullaris found

The last time I taught vertebrate anatomy one student always liked to ask me what my favorite term was on our list that day. Maybe he was just fishing for questions on the impending quiz, but it did challenge me … Continue reading

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Diving Certification: Advanced

This weekend I escaped the heat wave crashing down on the Davis area and headed to Lake Tahoe in Northern California to complete my Advanced Padi Open Water scuba diving certification. I also learned to dive Nitrox, or enriched air … Continue reading

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