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Originally posted by Graeme
8' diameter tank... that's totally sweet! This wasn't in your living room or anything was it!?

No, although I wish it was in my living room... I kept my little cuties behind-the-scenes at the Waikiki Aquarium while working on my master's degree. They did recognize me as opposed to any other staff members staring in their tank, although it was probably because I fed them most of the time...
 

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cuttlegirl said:
I kept my little cuties behind-the-scenes at the Waikiki Aquarium while working on my master's degree.

See, that's the kind of grad school I'd love....ceph research and Hawaii :biggrin2:
 
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Well, it wasn't all fun and games. Let's see... I usually rode my bike down a large mountain in the morning to feed the cuttles, then surfed, then got to my first class. Then in the afternoon I rode back down to and fed the cuttles again, surfed some more and then spent the wee hours in the lab... Then rode my bike up the mountain to the house I was renting with two local guys who were always trying to feed me "Tako Poke" (raw octopus).
 

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Ugh! I dunno how you managed it... (laying on the sarcasm ever so thick):lol:

Waikiki Aquarium, eh? I "borrowed" a few pieces of info on Nautiluses from the website there. :wink: Good stuff! I was also in contact with Richard Young from the University of Hawaii. Does he have anythign to do with the Aquarium at all?

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cuttlegirl said:
Well, it wasn't all fun and games. Let's see... I usually rode my bike down a large mountain in the morning to feed the cuttles, then surfed, then got to my first class. Then in the afternoon I rode back down to and fed the cuttles again, surfed some more and then spent the wee hours in the lab... Then rode my bike up the mountain to the house I was renting with two local guys who were always trying to feed me "Tako Poke" (raw octopus).
Damn however did you survive?

Got to say that is the way to go to school. It reminds me of the classes I took many years ago at Indian River CC, 8 am calculus, 10 am windsurfing in the Indian River with manatees, seaturtles, and the occasional alligator. Lunch at the Dodgers training camp, back to class and on good days a night shuttle launch watched from my boat on the banana river (lights up the whole sky).
 
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As I said, it wasn't all fun and games... I had some difficulty with my advisor (had to find a new one after a year...long story, can't give any details, let's just say it was really yucky...). My other advisor was really supportive but she was a malacologist (at least she still studied mollusks... but I was pretty much on my own). Other than being poor (I know most graduate students are poor, but the cost of living in Hawaii is really high), I had a great time.
 

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the best part about Hawaii, if you're broke, you can live outside on the beach....here, you'd freeze even in the summer!
 
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Originally posted by Graeme I was also in contact with Richard Young from the University of Hawaii. Does he have anythign to do with the Aquarium at all?

He is retired from the University of Hawaii now (in 2001). He was in the department of Oceanography (my masters is from the Zoology department). I don't think he was affiliated with the aquarium but I am not sure.

Originally posted by Bathypol the best part about Hawaii, if you're broke, you can live outside on the beach....

Yeah, except you have to trip over all those tourists...:yuck:
 
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