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  Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
An ichthyologist is a person who studies the approximately 25,000 to 30,000 species of bony fish, sharks, rays, and lobe-finned fish in marine and fresh water.
An ichthyologist's job in an aquarium might include maintaining and keeping animals, developing exhibits, educating the public, conducting research on captive breeding, and performing other duties involved in maintaining live aquatic animal populations.
Ichthyologists with a bachelor's degree and no experience can expect a starting salary in the range of $16,000 to $24,000.
www.floridamarine.org /education/view_article.asp?id=11880   (759 words)

 How can I become an ichthyologist
Being an ichthyologist is often physically and mentally demanding, and involves having to develop skills beyond the narrow confines of being a scientist, like learning to skipper a boat, or learning to SCUBA dive.
To be an ichthyologist one should be curious and adventurous, self-motivated and innovative, be able to work alone, be observant and methodical, as well as ‘open-minded and capable of lateral thinking … to find solutions when none seem to exist’, says Ofer Gon, Marine Scientist at the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology.
Ichthyologists in research and teaching posts are employed in museums, universities and research institutes.
cdserver2.ru.ac.za /cd/011120_1/Aqua/Ichthyology/Ichthyology/how_can_i_become_an_ichthyologis.htm   (2003 words)

 Ichthyologist Career Description | Jobs | Career Choices
An ichthyologist is a zoologist who studies the fundamental aspects of fish biology.
The daily routine of the ichthyologist is very varied, involving field study, laboratory work, reading research literature, writing up research results and lecturing.
Opportunities to be employed as an ichthyologist exist in national and provincial nature conservation departments and at the Sea Fisheries Research Institute.
www.career-descriptions.co.uk /ichthyologist-career-description.htm   (367 words)

 Rosa Smith Eiganmann: "First Woman Ichthyologist..."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Her parents had come from California to Illinois to launch a newspaper, but they returned when their frail, tubercular youngest was advised to seek a warmer climate.
She joined the San Diego Society of Natural History and began, as an amateur, to collect, observe, and identify local species of animals and plants.
In 1879, the noted ichthyologist David Starr Jordan came to San Diego.
www.sdsc.edu /ScienceWomen/eigenmann.html   (559 words)

 Mega-Joke (Megamouth Shark)
In November 1976, ichthyologist Leighton Taylor had the first known specimen conveniently delivered to his front lawn at the Waikiki Aquarium, where he was curator of fishes at the time.
In 1980, fellow ichthyologist John McCosker and artist-author Richard Ellis were visiting Taylor in Honolulu and - since Taylor's long-awaited paper still had not appeared - they got to wondering what the hold-up was.
Randall is a distinguished ichthyologist who has described many new species of fishes with Japanese colleagues and - to add irony to injury - had for many years been curator of fishes at the Bishop Museum, also in Honolulu.
www.elasmo-research.org /education/shark_profiles/mega_joke.htm   (690 words)

 Spotlight on the South West Indian
In 1997 he joined the Flemish Technical Cooperation and was posted to Nairobi, Kenya, to become the head of the newly erected Ichthyology department at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK).
He was an outstanding field ichthyologist and I look back with much pleasure on the collecting expeditions we did together.
He was also leading a group of East African ichthyologists to produce faunal lists and compile primary data on the fresh-water fishes of the region for the IUCN databases.
www.botany.uwc.ac.za /sancor/nov2003pg6.htm   (688 words)

 California Academy of Sciences - Science Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Each of these unusual groups includes species that were unknown to science until this past May, when a team of scientists from Australia, New Zealand, and several other countries trawled the ocean floor around Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands to document the area's deep-sea biodiversity.
Academy ichthyologist Tomio Iwamoto joined this international team to search for new specimens from a group of deep-sea fishes called grenadiers, or rattails, which are related to codfish.
Aboard a research vessel for four weeks, Iwamoto and the rest of the team used trawling nets to survey bottom-dwelling life at depths ranging from 200-1200 meters.
calacademy.org /science_now/archive/where_in_the_world/tomio_nz.html   (321 words)

 USATODAY.com - Scientists claim to discover new fish in South Atlantic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The fish, of the Chimaera genus, is about 12-16 inches long and is found at depths of 1,300 to 2,000 feet, scientists said Thursday.
Soto is the curator of the Oceanography Museum at the Vale do Itajai University and co-author of the fish's scientific description, which will be published in the upcoming edition of the U.S. scientific journal Zootaxa.
Scientists have identified about 25,000 fish species in the world but suspect there may be as many as 40,000 yet to be discovered.
www.usatoday.com /news/science/2004-06-18-chimaera_x.htm   (563 words)

 Richard Parnell, Notebook, American Philosophical Society
In 1839-1840, the ichthyologist Richard Parnell left London for a collecting expedition to Jamaica and a tour of museum collections in the United States.
An authority on both fishes and grasses, Parnell published two noted works as a young man, his Prize Essay on the Natural and Economical History of the Fishes Marine, Fluviatile, and Lacustrine, of the River District of the Firth of Forth (Edinburgh: Neill and Co., 1838) and The Grasses of Britain, 2 vols.
Although collecting localities are seldom recorded, the majority of specimens seem to have been collected in Jamaica, with at least a few observed in vitro at the New York Museum.
www.amphilsoc.org /library/mole/p/parnell.htm   (539 words)

 Ichthyology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theologians and ichthyologists speculate that the apostle Peter and his contemporaries harvested the fish that are today sold in modern industry along the Sea of Galilee, presently known as Lake Kinneret.
His refinement of taxonomy was culminated subsequent to the development of the binomial nomenclature which is in use by contemporary ichthyologists.
Generally considered one of the most influential ichthyologists, David Starr Jordan wrote 650 articles and books on the subject as well as serving as president of Indiana University and Stanford University.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ichthyologist   (1071 words)

 Charles H. Gilbert, pioneer ichthyologist and fishery biologist - important researcher of Pacific Coast fishes lived ...
1) was a pioneer ichthyologist and, later, fishery biologist of particular significance to natural history of the western United States.
He concentrated on Pacific fishes, mostly marine, and participated in expeditions ranging from Panama to Alaska, and served again as Chief Naturalist aboard the steamer Albatross, off Alaska in 1890, to the Hawaiian Islands in 1902, and to the Japanese Archipelago in 1906.
As a pioneer descriptive ichthyologist, Gilbert described either alone or with others about 120 new genera and 620 species of fishes.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3089/is_n1-2_v58/ai_18916120   (906 words)

 Dr. Stanley Weitzman: the interview
My career as a collector has not been nearly so voluminous as some ichthyologists, but except for a large number of collecting experiences in California, and Oregon (both fresh water and marine) nearly all my tropical collecting has been in freshwater in Latin America, including Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and especially Brazil.
One would be as just as an ichthyologist and the second and third as an aquarist/ichthyologist.
The first has nothing to do with freshwater tropicals, but has to do with a study of the evolutionary relationships of a group of deep-sea light organ fishes published in 1974 in a paper 150 pages long.
www.petsforum.com /characin/carey/articles/98/weitzman_interview.html   (1502 words)

 NOVA | Ancient Creature of the Deep | Moment of Discovery | PBS
The letters chronicle the discovery she made, and he confirmed, of a creature thought extinct for at least 66 million years.
As of this writing, she is still living in East London, at the age of 95.
The coelacanth made him famous, but Smith became a noted ichthyologist in his own right, publishing over 500 papers on fish and naming some 370 new species before his death in 1968.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/fish/letters.html   (3074 words)

 BU Alumni Web :: The College And Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In this case, sharks are being decimated for a luxury item: shark-fin soup, a delicacy growing in popularity in China, Korea, and Japan.
Lobel, a CAS professor of biology and an ichthyologist at BU's Marine Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, says that overfishing is the leading cause of declines in worldwide shark populations.
To reverse the trend, Lobel has joined the Micronesian Shark Foundation, which was formed by Tova Har-El and Navot Bornovski, who operate a diving company on the western Pacific island of Palau.
www.bu.edu /alumni/cas/magazine/archives/2003/fall/sharks/index.html   (577 words)

 TIME.com: African Ancestor -- Jan. 12, 1953 -- Page 1
Ichthyologist James Leonard Brierley Smith, of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, made a formal call last week on stony old Prime Minister Malan.
It was midnight, and the Prime Minister was in bed and asleep.
He stumbled to the telephone in his pajamas and heard the excited ichthyologist pleading for an airplane to take him to the fish.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,817712,00.html   (759 words)

 Arthur Donovan Welander Becomes Curator of Fishes
Because Welander was not primarily an ichthyologist he did not attract many students interested in studying ichthyology.
Chapman, whose graduate work was in systematic ichthyology (M.S. and Ph.D. at the UW under Leonard Schultz), undertook a search for an ichthyologist to replace Welander.
who was then one of the leading ichthyologists in the
www.uwfishcollection.org /Geninfo/uwfc_history/Welander.htm   (631 words)

 UMass Amherst Office of News & Information
Bemis has spent 17 years studying them, and is embarking on new research on evolutionary patterns within the 40,000 species of higher ray-finned fishes, or teleosts.
His talk, "The Evolution of an Ichthyologist," will focus on this quest.
Bemis is director of the University’s biological collections, and has spearheaded an effort to bring these six collections together in a museum on campus.
umass.edu /newsoffice/print.php?articleID=11582&...+Releases   (495 words)

 Aquarium Fish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The story of the fathead anthias begins in 1949 when a small, colorful fish was described by the Japanese ichthyologist Dr. M.
Serranocirrhitus latus (the genus name means "grouper-hawkfish") and placed it in the family Cirrhitidae (the hawkfishes).
Thirteen years later, the renowned ichthyologist Dr. G.
www.advancedaquarist.com /issues/july2002/Fish.htm   (1511 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News
The "tiny thing" has turned out to be the world's smallest sea horse, a new species about the size of a fingernail.
Sara Lourie, working on sea horses for a doctorate degree at McGill University, Canada, and Randall, an ichthyologist (one who studies fish), described the new species in an article published in the journal Zoological Studies.
Randall said another ichthyologist told him at Kungkungan Bay that the little sea horse was the baby of another pygmy sea horse.
starbulletin.com /2003/06/14/news/story8.html   (705 words)

 Red snapperInformation Page
A Cuban ichthyologist, Felipe Poey, described the northern red snapper in 1870 based on a specimen he took in the Gulf of Mexico where the rosy-colored reef fish is common.
Red snapper range in the Atlantic from Massachusetts to Brazil, though they are rare north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
To reduce this bycatch, fishery managers require fish bycatch reduction devices in shrimp trawls.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov /speciesid/fish_page/fish30a.html   (148 words)

 Self Portraits
It includes the etching plate of The Law is the Eyes (center) and the Ichthyologist (right, diagonal).
Also seen is a portion of the "FIsh Skeleton with Seascape" etching of 1980 or '81 at lower right in the white on blue ground area.
One of a series of five mixed media works, each of which included the etching plate called The Ichthyologist (aka Portrait of Segan as a Fish).
www.dlux.net /~holocaustart/Other_segan_art-judaic/self_portraits.htm   (1431 words)

 ScienceDaily: Ichthyologist Discovers A New Fish Species In The Waters Of The South Pacific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ichthyologist Discovers A New Fish Species In The Waters Of The South Pacific
PHILADELPHIA - An Ichthyologist from The Academy of Natural Sciences has discovered a fish that is new to science (in depths of 300 to over 1000 meters) from the coastal waters off New Zealand.
This exciting new find is a species of Chimaera, an ancient deep-sea relative of sharks found in all the world's oceans.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/1999/04/990412074427.htm   (2052 words)

 Trade Winds - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Randall, who was named curator of fishes at the museum in 1966, and served as senior ichthyologist until a 1997 retirement, will return to a three-year, half-time grant-funded position.
He has the distinction of naming more new fish species than any other living ichthyologist; and more valid reef fish species than anyone in history.
During his tenure, the museum's ichthyology (that branch of zoology relating to the natural history of fish) collection grew from 10,000 specimens to more than 100,000, gathered on expeditions led by Randall.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2004/Aug/09/bz/bz18atradewinds.html   (542 words)

 Australian Museum Collections - Ichthyology - Goblin Shark
Australian Museum specimen of the Goblin Shark, Mitsukurina owstoni.
In 1897, David Star Jordan a famous American Ichthyologist of the time was presented with a most bizarre looking shark.
The shark had been secured by Mr Allen Owston from a fisherman who had caught it in deep water near Yokohama, Japan.
www.amonline.net.au /collections/ichthyology/shark.htm   (410 words)

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Welcome to the homepage of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
Memorial Award for Excellence in Systematic Ichthyology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH).
The 2006 Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists recently came to a close.
www.asih.org   (233 words)

 Flora & Fauna
Unless you are an expert botanist or Ichthyologist the task of identifying all of the inhabitants of the under water world can be a daunting task.
Granted it takes time to become an expert Ichthyologist, however there are a variety of resources on the internet and in your local bookstore.
Over time you will begin to pick up names of fish, plants and coral by listening to others discuss their finds after a dive.
www.iit.edu /~elkimar/design/life/index.html   (371 words)

 Stranger Fruit: Albert Günther: the "greatest ichthyologist" of his age
Albert Günther: the "greatest ichthyologist" of his age
This, in turn, lead to him being charged with cataloging the fish collections, a task that would eventually result in his eight-volume Catalogue of Fishes (1859 - 1870).
This work examined some 30,000 specimens and described 6,843 species (along with 1,682 doubtful species), and resulted in Alfred Newton describing Günther as 'immeasurably the greatest ichthyologist of the age'.
scienceblogs.com /strangerfruit/2006/04/albert_guenther_the_greatest_i.php   (951 words)

 Nearshore Rockfishing- Part One: Changing Regulations, by Jim Martin, Fish Sniffer Online
Starting November 1st, and for the rest of this year, new restrictions have been imposed on recreational anglers and many are wondering what the rules are and whether it's going to be worth the trouble.
Unless you fish with a lawyer and an ichthyologist, interpreting the rules can be daunting.
Still, there is a fun fishery still available to us.
www.fishsniffer.com /guest/jmrocfishpart1.html   (521 words)

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