Sea slugs in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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I recently returned from Panama where I helped teach a workshop on the taxonomy & biology of sea slugs at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Bocas del Toro research station. Getting back into the ocean after being stuck at a computer desk or lab bench for 3 years inspired me to bring this blog out of hibernation.

Students from 7 countries gathered at the STRI research station in Bocas del Toro, Panama for a 2-week workshop on the taxonomy and biology of sea slugs. Students from 7 countries gathered at the STRI research station in Bocas del Toro, Panama for a 2-week workshop on the taxonomy and biology of sea slugs.

The workshop was organized by my post-doc advisor at Cal State LA, Patrick Krug, and Cal Poly Pomona professor Ángel Valdés. Participants included 5 students from these two labs in Southern California, plus enthusiastic undergraduate and grad students from Florida, Maryland, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, India, and Brazil – only 13 students but they represented 7 different countries!

Lectures and lab activities relating to the taxonomy…

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