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Posted on Mon, 18 Jan 2021 by Erik

February 9th: Dr. Michi Tobler - Livebearers

February 9th, 7:00 PM PST
Livestream at gsas.org/stream

This is a program you won’t want to miss! Michi Tobler, Associate Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, is a renowned fish scientist with a gift for communicating with tropical fish hobbyists. “Just Ask a Scientist” is a new column in The Livebearer, the journal of the American Livebearer Association. It provides fish hobbyists with an avenue to ask questions about the biology of livebearing fishes they keep in their aquaria that are then answered by a scientist, Michi, with matching expertise.

There are over 200 species of livebearing fishes in the family Poeciliidae that occur from Florida to Argentina. Poeciliids are particularly diverse in Central America and some of the larger Caribbean islands, Some genera of livebearers have become important models in evolutionary ecology research, providing textbook examples for studies in sexual selection and animal behavior, hybridization and speciation, as well as life history evolution. Nonetheless, the vast majority of species and even genera within the family remain unstudied.

Not only will Michi introduce this topic, but he will share some of his collecting trips and advise on how to successfully keep many of these species.

Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 2021 by Erik

COVID-19: No in-person meetings or auctions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person club activities continue to be suspended in 2021 until further notice. No live auctions. No in-person home show.

Monthly meetings are taking place over our YouTube channel or Zoom. However, to make up for this, we have added extra meetings, and have been able to include presenters who otherwise might never be able to travel to Seattle.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person for meetings and auctions in the future!

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 by Erik

Club T-shirts available, now in blue!

We ran out of small and medium sizes of our 2019 shirt, and rather than just reprint more in gray again, we did a run with a new color - blue! Same great design by Ryan Henry Ward of Seattle mural fame, but now with a beautiful aqua-background. Because we can't meet in person, we'll ship you one for a few bucks extra. Go to https://gsas.org/t-shirt.html to order.