the roboclam next to its inspiration, a razor clam
I also bumped into some Southampton College graduates (we’re a rare bunch, since the school closed a year before we graduated) and got to learn about locomotion and feeding in silver-spotted and tidepool sculpins from Emily Kane and FoxG expression in the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa from Carlee Resh.
I can’t wait to share all of the things I learned about crabs from this meeting, like how Florida fighting conchs (Strombus sp.) have evolved thicker lips to hypothetically defend against stone crab (Menippe sp.) predation! (You can read the abstract here.)
So stay crabby and stay tuned!
taking in the Salt Lake City sights:
my crab pin in Temple Square
my pin delighting in the pirate-themed luminary
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