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Postby CoffeaRobusta » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:10 pm

Anybody out there into marine intertabrates, especially cephalopods? I just got my first permanent job as a biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game, working with fisheries dependent data on market squid. I think it will be fun. I took me a long time to finish university and I had to take a lot of temporary and seasonal jobs before landing this good job. But its great since I have an interest in ecology, and conservation biology. It's kind of funny that I will be working with squid since my degree is in wildlife management, but the ocean was my first love. In my high school, I was lucky enough to have a marine biology/oceanography class. Well wish me luck on my new job!
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:39 pm

Congrats, Coff! :D Wish you all the best for your career! :D
I like squid but for meal :oops:
Seriously, Nautilus and Octopus seem very interesting. Nautilus is said as one of ancient marine creatures, whereas Octopus is said as the smartest marine animals :)
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Postby blcr11 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:33 pm

Good luck with the new job. Can't help you much with invertebrates, though, and I'm not too fond of calimari, either. The closest I've ever come to one outside an aquariun was when we took a submarine ride just outside the harbor in Lahaina, HI and saw a small octupus--really, really hard to see; I could only see it when it moved and kicked up some of the bottom silt. As soon as it stopped it was all but invisible to me. We were hoping for a shark or a whale, but had to settle for some puffer fish, a bunch of other fish the names of which I don't recall, and one small octupus. And when we went whale watching, the critters would breach, but only after I'd looked away, so I'd miss it. Coolest thing was in accidently finding a mother and pup(?-don't recall what you call baby whales) about 50 yards off shore. The pair completely stopped traffic, so we sat and watched for about 30 min before they drifted off and traffic started to move again. But that has nothing to do with marine invertebrates. I'll stick with crystallography, I think.
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Postby CoffeaRobusta » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:18 am

No problem Dr. Stein. I like squid to eat too. In fact, the squid I will be studying are caught by fishermen and mostly sent to Asia. Maybe to you?
Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science.
-Yann Martel, Life of Pi
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:28 am

Sure, please do send my some gigantic squids :D But do not deal with Squidward ok? :lol:
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