Category Archives: Collecting & Research Expeditions

Field Work At the Salton Sea, California- A Truly Bizarre Place

Unfortunately, I’ve been super busy with research and haven’t been able to keep up with the blog as much as I’d like to. About a month ago, I was a field assistant on a trip to the Salton Sea for … Continue reading

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Day 19: 1/16/11- Last Night In The Tropics

Today is the last day of the trip. Tomorrow I leave back for the states. Although the weather has been a tad bit rough, I got some good data and collected some data on some cichlids I had nothing on. … Continue reading

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Day 18: 1/15/11- Mr. Stowaway Frog

I’ve never seen so much rain in my life! It has rained non stop the last two days. This means we couldn’t get out to sample fish today and had to do some lab work. Luckily, even with more downpours, … Continue reading

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Day 17: 1/14/11- Finally Flooded

Because of the rain today we traveled west towards Rio Jaco with a stop at the Rio Machuca along the way. At Rio Machuca there is only one cichlid, Tomocichla sieboldii. It’s a pretty looking location variant and I saw … Continue reading

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Day 16: 1/13/11-Rain All Day

Sadly, this is another very unexciting post. It rained all day today. As I’m typing now it has just stopped, but otherwise it was a constant rain to even a downpour all day. The Rio Puerto Viejo is muddy as … Continue reading

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Day 15: 1/12/11- Rain Again

True or false- It rains in the rainforest? True…non-debatable. We had some downpours today and I guess you could say the river is a bit high. This is a photo of the rainforest I took at the field station from … Continue reading

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Day 14: 1/11/11

I must say this is going to be a boring blog post. With our late arrival and tiring trip to Southwest Costa Rica to the Rio Coloradito and Osa peninsula, we took it easy today. I did a bunch of … Continue reading

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