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Taollan

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I am not usually one to toot my own horn, but I thought I would share this with with a community that might appreciate it.
Walla Walla University recently featured my research in an article. This article, from what I gather, is largely for recruiting, alumni, etc, and as such isn't super technical. So, somewhat sheepishly :oops:, here it is:
http://www.wallawalla.edu/about-wwu...search/?tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=0679ed4ba1
 

sorseress

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That's terrific! Thanks, and congratulations!
 

monty

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:grad: bump for Taollan
 

robyn

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This sounds really cool - are you going to publish your findings? I for one would be really interested to read about what you discovered.
 

Nancy

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Enjoyed reading the article!

Have you ever been bitten by O. rubescens? They are supposed to bite more than other octopuses, but you seem to be touching one.

Nancy
 

Taollan

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Absolutely, my plan is to publish my findings. There is some interesting and somewhat perplexing stuff going on with dietary lipids with O. rubescens.
Nancy, I have actually never been bit. I have handled them a reasonable amount, but have avoided their beak like the plague. They seem to be pretty aggressive at times trying to pull my hand/fingers towards their mouth. Especially when I have to fast them before testing. Anyhow, my major prof has been bit long before I was a student here, but had no ill effects.
 

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