Mar 19, 2008

The Joy of (Marine) Sex: a talk by Dr Dan on 24 Mar (Mon)

Dr Dan at URA in 2008, taken from Dr Stan's blogThanks to Siva for the early heads up! Also on Siva's habitatnews blog

Prof Dan Rittschof (affectionately known as Dr Dan to the shore volunteers) will be giving a talk about "The Joys of Marine Life: Taste, Smell, Pheromones and SEX".

Date: 24 Mar (Mon)
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Hosted by N. Sivasothi
Venue: Conference Room, Block S3, Level 5, Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore

More details to be announced later (this post will be updated with the details).

Dr Dan is a wonderful and inspiring guru of the shores. He has been visiting Singapore regularly over the past few years. To introduce US students (and in the process, Singaporeans as well) to our shores and the rest of Singapore too!

Dr Dan is like Father Christmas to me. He comes once a year to give gifts of wisdom and knowledge to all shore guides and volunteers! Don't miss this once a year opportunity!

Dr Stan Rule is accompanying Dr Dan this year, and Dr Stan has already started a fascinating blog about this Singapore trip.

Dr Dan is Professor of Zoology, Duke University Marine Lab. Here's a wonderful write up about Dr Dan, and his homepage!

On Sisters Island: Dr Dan found an abandoned soup bowl to show us
the icky black sea cucumber ejecting its innards. Eeewww.

Last year, wildfilms and beachfleas brought Dr Dan and his students to Sisters Island, and he joined TeamSeagrass on Chek Jawa. His students also did a blog about their Sojourn to Singapore and MORE.

On Chek Jawa: N. Sivasothi, Kok Sheng, and Dr Dan looking very professorial
in his Real Panama hat (from Panama).

Dr Dan is also one of the supervisors of Kok Sheng's Chek Jawa project and Dr Dan also visited separately in Aug 07 for this study of recovery on our favourite shore that suffered from mass death in early 2007.

Dr Dan also started a blog called Dr Dan in Singapore but then couldn't update it anymore as he forgot his password. Alas! But before he stopped updating it, he did a great post on Will Chek Jawa rebound?.

So come for the talk and learn things you didn't know about Sex in the Sea.

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