RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: New Zealand Cranchiidae

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  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    OK; heading up to that time when some of you might be considering a new Masters or PhD research topic.

    I thought I'd dangle a little bait, and see if anyone is interested in looking at the New Zealand Cranchiid fauna. The collections are quite diverse (National Museum of New Zealand), and have once been reviewed by Nancy Voss, many years ago now. There have been numerous additions to the fauna since then, and a number of either new species or new geographic records (for New Zealand) exist.
     
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    ooooooooh intrusting!


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    TPOTH Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    *raises hand*
    Pick me! pick me!

    Whaddaya mean no? :cry:

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  4. Steve O'Shea

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    Just 'bumping' this thread (the last post being nearly 3.5 years ago). Yes, I'm looking for someone that might be interested in a taxonomic research programme on New Zealand cranchiid squid. I can assure you that this will be most challenging and rewarding.
     
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    Heather Braid O. vulgaris Supporter

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    Would you be willing to wait for a few more years?
     
  6. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I've waited 3.5 already Heather. It all depends on who waves their hand in the air and when. It could be 20 years before somebody does this.

    Cheers
     
  7. Steve O'Shea

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    :smile: Going, going ....... g...
     
  8. esquid

    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    any nibbles yet?
     
  9. Steve O'Shea

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    ... almost gone (one PhD scholarship application to pass)
     
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    What time frame are you looking at Steve O?
     
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    Lime O. vulgaris Registered

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    Lol I wish I could go so bad. I'm 13, have no way to New Zealand, and I'm only in 8th grade, so I don't have a PhD or Master's or anything lol. :(
     
  12. Steve O'Shea

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    Hi Mark, Lime. In less than 30 days I'll know whether this project is gone (there's a scholarship application in for it).

    I do hope to be able to 'unstick' it soon, then put another online (there are endless research topics!). What happened with the eel project?
     
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    really? such as???
     
  14. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    It's now less than 9 days ..... (chews fingernails)
     
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    Shudder . . . I know where those fingernails ahve been.........:shock:
     
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    :shock: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:
     
  17. Steve O'Shea

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    This one prematurely aged me .... :old:

    I'm happy to announce (although I shouldn't) that this is now taken! Congratulations Jens (who has just received a doctoral scholarship), and welcome back to AUT. You're following in Dr :twisted:'s footsteps now, but you've already well-and-truly established yourself with your research on histioteuthids. (You'll be in good company, with postgrad systematic research also being undertaken on pareledonid octopods, chiroteuthid squid, and Kat continuing hers on onychoteuthids [and hopefully branching out]).

    We'll have a party for you when you return in 2009 :band: :glass:
     
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    I dunno, I think she might be hooked...
     
  19. Steve O'Shea

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    I guess that's better than a sucker punch ....
     
  20. Steve O'Shea

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    Rest in peace Jens.

    The world has lost someone so very special.

    I am locking this thread.
     
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