8th International Symposium Cephalopods Present and Past

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  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    From the announcement:

    It will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research ideas and cutting-edge findings on extant and extinct cephalopods. You can already consult and bookmark the website of the meeting at:
    http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/cephalopods/
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Only two weeks till abstract submission deadline

    Second circular can be downloaded from HERE

    Topical Sessions
    Exceptional preservation, Taphonomic studies and biases in the study of fossil cephalopods
    Characters, Genes, Species and Phylogeny
    Ecology of cephalopods, Trophic relationships
    Biodiversity of Cephalopods: from micro- to macroevolutionary scale
    Ontogeny, Life Trait History, Behavior and Habitat
    Contribution of new technologies to the understanding of fossil and modern cephalopods
    First cephalopods and their diversification

    Special topical session
    Nautilus as an endangered species
    Chairs: Neil H. Landman & Royal Mapes
    Nautilus and Allonautilus are the last surviving externally shelled cephalopods. These taxa are being considered
    for listing by CITES as being endangered. As experts on cephalopods, we have been asked to provide
    information to help evaluate the status of these two genera. Therefore, a topical session is proposed on this
    subject. Data that bear on this question include nautiloid phylogeny, predators, rate of growth, longevity, mode
    of reproduction, role in the marine ecosystem, size of populations, and geographic distribution. After individual
    presentations, it is hoped that a discussion will follow leading to a summary statement regarding the status of
    Nautilus and Allonautilus.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    This looks great! Thanks for keeping us posted, Kevin. Wish I could be there.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Be sure to report back. A little journal would be wonderful :wink:. It seems that the French have done a lot more octopus research than any other country (at least in the past).

    I always wanted to visit France but failed even to do a day in Paris during the one opportunity that was available.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Do you know if a french wine tasting party is anything like a western bar brawl? :heee:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    No, but I am hoping to find out from your journal :wink:
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Folks on TONMO will be the first to know. :grin:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    WITH photos I hope :sagrin:
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    The Abstract Book (on the right side) has been released

    Check out pages 92, 114, 115, 149

    Thanks to folks on TONMO for some of the ideas. :notworth:
     
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    hallucigenia O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    Awesome! Do you think I could get a copy of your paper?

    I wish I could be there -- unfortunately I don't think I've got a good excuse to travel to France for a conference on the wrong phylum, as I'm presently working on a project having to do with Paleozoic crinoids...
     
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    :shock: Page 115 has an interesting spelling of "assess".
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    PM me your Email and I will send a few. :smile:

    Crinoids are cool, find some cephalopod eggs attached to some and you'd have a ticket to France. :sly:
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    CG, I have read that page over and over... any chance of a hint as to location?:oops:
     
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    hallucigenia O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    I suspect she found it on the first sentence of pg 116 actually:

    "A detailed description of the fishing effects are recommended to asses with the sustainable yield to maintain the exploited population stable and prevent over fishing." :heee:
     
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    Kevin, I'd love to read your articles as well. Roland Anderson recommended this conference as a lot of "usual suspects" will be presenting. Shame that university starts just before this though.

    A few other cephalopod presentations:
    There will be a few octopus and cuttlefish posters at Animal Behavior Society annual meeting next week in Williamsburg, Virginia in case anyone lives near and would be interested to attend.

    Also, there will be an ceph symposium next month at Salamanca, Spain during the International Society for Neuroethology meeting.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    A mini con at the con today, TONMO member Rachael and I outside the auditorium entrance.
     

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    I read a lot of the abstracts, Great work Kevin. Did you meet Dirk Fuchs? He is working on some of our Cretaceous cephalopods from Vancouver Island.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    The symposium meeting hall

    More posters and attendees

    And, if I'm not mistaken, that is Dirk standing next to one of our posters. :wink:
     

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    At one of the field trip stops...
     

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