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Hi, I'm Rebecca, a 27yo science student at the School of Aquaculture, University of Tasmania, Australia. Currently doing my PhD on Atlantic salmon (long story), but have an obsession with squid. Really glad I found this website to interact with other like-minded people. :smile:
 

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Hiya there Rebecca - great to have you onboard. Hmmmmmm .... Atlantic, South Pacific ... I can see how this would be a long story. You've made a great choice of locals to study all the same - Tasmania is magnificent, and you have some pretty great people there!!

Are you actually looking at salmon aquaculture? There's a lot of overlap between this and squid. You've met Natalie M & George J haven't you? They're top-dollar folk!!

There's always scope to expand your horizons somewhat, and work on squid as a hobby (whilst doing your actual doctoral research).

Me (of indeterminate age)
 

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Welcome to Tonmo, Rebecca...glad you found us ! Salmon are indeed fascinating , I can understand the study !
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Thanks for such a warm welcome

I know Nat very well, and George pretty well. I started my honours with Natalie looking at the respiratory anatomy of Idiosepius pygmaeus. You tend to be taught by fish biologists that fish are superior to squid. However when you look at the niches that squid occupy and the fact that the smallest squid is about 2cm and the largest around 18m, how can you call them inferior? I was looking at respiratory anatomy to contend Pauly's suggetsion that squid cannot have linear growth. He said that the gills could not support the metabolism required for linear growth. I found otherwise.
I'm sure Steve would be a better person to ask science squid stuff, but I do spend my spare time trying to keep up-to-date in the developments of cephalopod research. So if I can help, I will.
 

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rvangeld said:
... You tend to be taught by fish biologists that fish are superior to squid. ....
Cough

rvangeld said:
... but I do spend my spare time trying to keep up-to-date in the developments of cephalopod research. So if I can help, I will....

I'd be very interested in any info on respiratory anatomy of squid and/or octopus in the Physiology & Biology forum, as would a number of others online; it's not the sort of thing with which I'm familiar, and could definitely do with an intro (leading on to greater detail). Perhaps you could even write a wee article for us (this would be great) explaining what it is you did and what you found.

So, you started off with cephs and moved into fish? Bizarre!

Double welcome!
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no probs

An article won't be that hard to put togther. Also I can include what I did for my honours.
I told you it was a long story about how I got to Atlantic salmon :razz:

Leave it with me....I'll have it soon enough.
 

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Hi Rebecca and :welcome:

I'm one of George's students (actually he probably thinks I've fallen off the face of the earth, cos I haven't contacted him in months :oops: ) I was lucky enough to spend some time (a month) at IASOS a couple of years ago, decided I quite like what I saw of Tassie. Do you spend any time at TAFI down at Taroona?

Didn't make it as far as Launceston, but I've met Nat a couple of times (in fact I had to give a presentation at a conference in Townsville, sandwiched between her and George........which is where you learn how you should give a presentation!!!)

Cheers

Jean (across the Ditch in NZ)
 

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