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CIAC 2003 - A visitor's perspective

ceph

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Re: CIAC 2003 - A visitor's perspective

I'm back from the very successful 2003 CIAC (Cephalopod International
Advisory Council) meeting in Phuket, Thailand and am happy to share some images
from the trip with anyone who is interested. After the meeting, five
of us chartered a 43 foot catamaran for 5 days of diving in the
Similian Islands, a marine park. Also, Ruth (who won the studnet
poster contest) and I rented a 100 CC motorcycle/scooter and explored
many temples, beaches and street shops in south Phuket. Thailand is
beautiful, as you will soon see.

Below are four sets of images from this trip. The first is topside
images of Thailand and includes temples, orchids, etc. The second set
contains underwater images mostly from the Similian Islands. The third

set contains images from the actual CIAC meeting. It usually takes a
minimum of 2-3 months for the editing, captioning and quality control
to add images to CephBase. The forth set contains a sneak preview of
images that will soon be submitted to CephBase. Images were taken with

a Fuji S2 digital camera; this is the first time I've shot underwater
with this rig.

For the larger sets of images, use the scroll bar on the bottom of the
web page to display the rest of the thumbnails. Click on any thumbnail

to enlarge it. Enjoy.


Thailand (on land)
http://www.cephalopodpage.com/temp/web7/

Thailand (underwater)
http://www.cephalopodpage.com/temp/web6/

CIAC Meeting
http://www.cephalopodpage.com/temp/web5/

Images For CephBase (Idiosepius, Octopus)
http://www.cephalopodpage.com/temp/web8/

Dr. James B. Wood
CephBase Project Manager
National Resource Center for Cephalopods
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-1163
(409) 747-2934
 

ceph

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Re: CIAC 2003 - A visitor's perspective

ceph said:
What happened to Annabelle was quite serious but I've heard, but not been able to confirm, that she is recovering from surgery and is OK. I expect that there will be some reliable news soon.
Lattest update, sounds like she will be OK in time.

This is Willy Campos, Annabelle's husband. Annabelle is doing fine. Her
recovery has been smooth, although it will take a few more months to get to
where she was before the accident. She is physically okay and can do most
things (going to the toilet, taking a bath, eating etc.) by herself now,
although rather slowly. The doctor has allowed her to stay home, but will
require periodic visits to the neurologist. Judging from her progress, she
may be able to return to work in 4-5 months, on a slower pace of course.

The doctor also said that she had a very good "guardian angel". Many many
thanks for the prayers and for the moral support.

Willy Campos
 

ceph

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corw314 said:
Excellent Pictures!

Who are the speakers? I know who spoke, but am not sure who's who!

Carol :smile:
That temp web site is my quick and dirty way to display some images for those who want to see them soon. I'm honestly not going to have time to write captions for the temp site but many of those images will support other projects like CephBase and the new CIAC page where they will have full captions.
 

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I believe so, however when that is going to happen is unknown to me, as the stuff from the last CIAC hasn't come out yet, due to publisher problems, I believe. My suspicion is that this was the book simply titled "Cephalopods" that was available for preorder on Amazon at one time, but I believe Nancy had her pre-order cancelled? Nancy, is that correct about the pre-order?

Saul
 

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