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There is a fisheries guy I work with who often will ask during a long day of field work “What’s your favorite fish?” And we’ll go around the field crew and talk about what everyone’s favorite fish is at that moment. It could be a species we are catching (woundfin), one we are hoping to […]

I always like seeing wild turkeys, but this one looks a bit goofy. This one was seen crossing the road in Parowan Utah on December 27, 2011.

Wonderful World

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I’ve been watching The Life of Birds with David Attenborough and he is an amazing narrator. This is an great clip that makes me feel so thrilled to have chosen a career as a wildlife biologist.

Just in case you are a wildlife biologist married to a mammologist and you are having a baby girl soon and you want to give the girl a name of a genus of mammals ending in “a” because the mom is Czech and Czech girl names end in “a” here is a list of the […]

I saw this video a few days ago and keep thinking about it: Last Moments Of Life from Paul Kroeker on Vimeo.

Been dazed and confused for so long, it’s not true –Jake Grier Holmes, Jr. 1967 (not Jimmy Page 1968) Biologists hunted through archives and Civil War era records, searched for specimens in jars in the back rooms of museums, and dealt with paperwork and stored specimens lost in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to do […]

There is some rare good news in the field of endangered species. The Las Vegas Valley leopard frog, which some believe the only US amphibian to have gone extinct, is not extinct. This frog always intrigued me. As a native Las Vegan, it would be have exciting to find a frog living in the desert […]

This little video of about tropical arthropod sampling is great. I need to mentor more with my entomologist boss and live like a rock star! Sifting from Jennie Russ on Vimeo.

Invasive fish are a expensive and troublesome problem. A portion of my job is figuring out how to kill bad fish. These guys in Illinois are taking things to the next level:


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From XKCD of course.