Category Archives: Sturgeon Taxonomy

In the steps of giants

Here we are, in Paris, for a much too short visit to this great city (though I think both of us are quite anxious to get home!).  We arrived from Bucharest on Sunday afternoon. After unloading a few of our … Continue reading

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Nov 5: The Second to Last (or The Gross Dissection) leg of the trip

We are currently sitting on a houseboat on the Danube River in Tulcea, Romania, 60 km inland from the mouth of the Danube at the Black Sea. We arrived in Bucharest from Moscow around midnight on Sunday night and planned … Continue reading

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Oct 31: Connections in a small field

There really aren’t that many of us out there – us being systematists and taxonomists interested in the relationships and classification of fishes. Think for instance, how many people around the world there are in any other industry – the … Continue reading

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Oct 28: What’s In a Name?

A portion of what we are interested in doing on this trip is no less than a cornerstone of the Biological Sciences. Everyone remembers, or at least should, from middle school Biology, the Linnaean Hierarchy. As formally defined, this hierarchy … Continue reading

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Oct 23: Time Travel

We just completed our first leg of our trip—on Friday we finished up at the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Working generally 10:30 am to 8:00 pm every day in a 60-square foot X-ray room/darkroom/visitor lab, Casey and I … Continue reading

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Oct 19: Why Sturgeons?

After a long series of flights, including a trans-Atlantic ride to Paris on the new Airbus A380, we arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday evening. The Airbus A380 is known as the “Big One.” It is definitely big, and … Continue reading

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Museum Sturgeon Blogs

VIMS researchers Eric Hilton and Casey Dillman will leave VIMS on October 15 for a 3-and-a-half-week expedition to visit sturgeon collaborators and collections at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg; the Moscow University Collection in Moscow; the Danube Delta National Institute in Tulcea, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Oct 5: Museum Sturgeon Blogs

VIMS researchers Eric Hilton and Casey Dillman will leave VIMS on October 15 for a 3-and-a-half-week expedition to visit sturgeon collaborators and collections at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg; the Moscow University Collection in Moscow; the Danube Delta National Institute in Tulcea, … Continue reading

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