Ichthyology Laboratory

Rutgers University

Ichthyology is an upper level course dealing entirely with the ecology, evolution, and identification of fishes, focusing mainly on marine fishes. I was the teaching assistant for this class in the fall of 2007, working with Dr. Ken Able. I was responsible for setting up laboratory sessions where students learned to identify preserved specimens. I was also in charge of transporting students to the Rutgers Marine Field Station for four field trips, where we sampled and identified many fish species.

Lepomis sunfish from one of our freshwater excursions

Ichthyology students checking a seine to see what fish we had caught

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