It's that time again. I need advice. So, as I've stated before, I want to go into cephalopod neuroscience. Problem is nobody at the university I'm transferring to (which I'm going to for proximity and tuition reasons) works on cephalopods (the likelihood of finding a university where anyone does this anyway is slim; I know the size of the cephalopod research community is small). Since I'm an undergrad, this is not something I'm excessively worried about, but would it be advisable to outsource my research opportunities to, for example, summer opportunities at institutions that HAVE people working on cephalopods, or should I aim for a longer-term project at this institution on a topic that, while it seems pretty fun (I'll do my darnedest to push for a neuroscience project but the project there is probably gonna be on corals, and while they have a neuroscience department there are maybe two people doing anything I find REMOTELY interesting, it's on vertebrates, and their labs are apparently perpetually full)?