I just listened to the Octopodcast and felt like I just heard a kindred soul. to put me thourgh school in marine biology, I have worked for the US Forest Service as a wildlife biological technician. I as well have done some bird banding in my time here (just using mist netting. We have never visited nests to get the chicks), as well as Bull Trout pit-tagging (a threatened species), trackplate surveys for American Marten (sables) and Fisher (a bigger sable), hair traps for Canadian Lynx. My passion (as far as terrestrial animals goes) is in herps, and have become known as a sort of amphibian expert on the local forest, and I have done survey work with the Columbia Spotted Frog (a candidate threatened species.) I just wanted to let you know that I could very much identify with you work, and it is good to know there are other cephalopod lovers with that background.