Bonjour once again!! So, my trip to Paris has all but ended and I'll be returning to the United States in a few days. The trip has been a challenging one. The laptop crashed and was out of the loop for two weeks and left me without a computer for data collection and etc..
- This new species of the Australian starfish Tosia, which was described by one of his students.
- This fantastic biogeographic pattern in brittle stars which he published several years ago!
- Tim was also the one who identified and, in part, documented "Brittle Star city"
I had a great chance to learn about weird brittle stars from Tim and so I did!!
Learning about weird, deep-sea brittle stars with Dr. Tim O'Hara from Museum Victoria!
Tim was working with deep-sea biologists at the Paris Museum who are interested in New Caledonia. (I am one of them). Some may remember that this time last year, a huge new marine reserve was created in the New Caledonia region.
Thus, Dr. O'Hara's ecological and taxonomic expertise was brought to bear... not only to identify brittle stars...