Hey Everyone! I just wanted to share this exciting bit of news: Michael Vecchione of the Smithsonian Institution is coming to Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (where I am!) to do a seminar entitled "Weird Deep-Sea Squids and the Nature of Natural History" tomorrow, December 15. I am so frigging excited! I've kept an eye out on the biology board where they post open lectures, but I never expected one so specifically tailored to my interests to show up. Its going to be such a great break from studying. A quick search on Yahoo! turns up that he's one of the scientists who published the discovery of the ?Magnapinnidae mystery squid (you can check the web for fabulous videos of this cool creature if you haven't already). Really looking forward to seeing what he'll be talking about. Anyways, if anyone in the area wants to attend, I'll see you there (as of late, though, I've yet to meet anyone in the area here on TONMO. But hey, there's always hope!). I'm got further details if anyone needs them. Cheers!