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Get Fishy with Caleb, Collections Manager for Ichthyology

March 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tank

It’ll get fishy in the Backroom when Caleb, collections manager for Ichthyology, drops in for a conversation. Caleb will present dyed and stained fish specimens inside our blackout room, plus how fish skeletons are prepared, and how preserving a species in different ways leads to new scientific discoveries.

While The Backroom will remain open to regular bar foot traffic during our events and discussions, seating for them is first come, first served. Following Caleb, The Backroom will celebrate it’s last night in operation with a closing party.

Caleb McMahan

Caleb is an ichthyologist interested in the evolution and natural history of fishes. While most of his work centers around the systematics, taxonomy, and historical biogeography of fishes – he collaborates with scientsts active in areas of study such as paleontology, physiology, genomics, ecology, and behavior. Caleb likes to think of his work as integrative, as this is the best approach to understanding as much as we can about these organisms. He is primarily interested in Neotropical freshwater fishes of Mexico, Central and South America.

photo credit: Daniel Le (FMNH)

March 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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