More field stuff pt. I

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The Musings are pretty text intensive at the moment with all the taxonomy and systematics posts flying around, so I thought it was time to bust out a few more pretty pictures of this summer’s fieldwork. I’ll stick up some more stuff from China tomorrow, but today I’ll deal with Mexico.

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As I have mentioned before, one of the great things about being a scientist is the opportunity to travel and see new places and people. While I have shown off a few of my field photos, I have plenty more and hell, they are at least vaguely interesting / nice to look at so here they are. My time in Mexico included a pseudo holiday so there was the opportunity to take off days away and get to see some of the countryside including here ‘sand’ dunes of gypsum, living freshwater stromatolites, tame cichlids, and classic desert sunsets.

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3 Responses to “More field stuff pt. I”


  1. 1 Christopher Collinson 31/12/2008 at 10:12 am

    Im pretty sure thats just a sunfish of some sort, maybe an Enneacanthus sp IDK really, but notice the blue tab on the operculum. Still a Perciforme but not a cichlid. Also fresh water stromatolites…wow! I didnt even know there were any living stromatolites outside Shark Bay Australia, let alone freshwater ones. Super cool!

  2. 2 David Hone 31/12/2008 at 11:25 am

    Sorry that was terribly written, there were indeed tame cichlids, but that is a picture of a sunfish. I wrote the text then added the photos without checking what I was doing (silly). As for the stromatolites, I’m not usually a fan of such things both these obviously have a special place in biology and I was delighted to see them having also thought they were only left in Shark Bay.


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