Internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This fall I am collecting data on syngnathiform fishes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. My internship is through the NSF GRIP program, which is an exciting opportunity that has only been recently extended to NSF GRFP fellows. Thanks to NSF, I have been able to relocate to the Baltimore-DC area for 3 months, allowing me to be immersed in the collections and collect a large morphological dataset. The museum of natural history has an immense fishes collection (over 388,000 cataloged lots) and their online records indicate that at least 4,000 of them are for syngnathiform fishes, so there is quite a bit to keep me busy!

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About sarahjlongo

I'm a first year graduate student in the Department of Population Biology at UC Davis. Broadly, I am interested in studying both the patterns and processes of evolution in actinopterygian fishes.
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