Category Archives: Fish

SICB poster: modification of the hyoid apparatus in Syngnathiformes

Photos went up for the 2014 SICB meeting and I was in one! This year’s meeting was held in Austin, TX, and was probably my favorite meeting location so far (compared to JMIH in Minneapolis and SICB in San Francisco). … Continue reading

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Beyond the research: science outreach in my community

For some reason the winter quarter always seems to rocket by. This year has been no exception, thanks in part to a shipment of some awesome fish for filming, continuing micro-CT projects,  and recruitment events in my graduate group. However, … Continue reading

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Seahorses: poster fish for creationism!?!

While scouring the internet for information about the fossil record for seahorses and pipefish, I came across a series of posts on a website, “The Atlas of Creation” claiming that the existence of 5 million year old fossil seahorses and … Continue reading

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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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Back to basics: William K. Gregory

Like most second-year graduate students, most of my day may be spent in a semi-philosophical state in which I contemplate Where I Am, Where I Want To Be, and What It’s All About. Today I decided to take a different … Continue reading

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