Where oh where is Professor Gilly?

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  1. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Earlier this year I read a fantastic article called "Squid Sensitivity" in DISCOVER mag (which I promptly sent to Tony), featuring a Prof. William Gilly who studies the neurobiology of Dosidicus gigas. (He also works extensively with Cuttles.) Then this weekend I watched the DEVILS OF THE DEEP special which also featured Prof. Gilly.

    In addition to his brilliant research, Prof. Gilly has a profound emotional dedication to his subjects, to the extent that the sight of a dying Humboldt literally moved him to tears -- which he was unashamed to show on camera. In another scene, he affectionately commented, "Isn't she nice?" as he hand-fed an elderly and rather pathetic female Cuttle who had permanently reverted to her original skin color.

    Actually I'd like to propose to Prof. Gilly, except I can't 'cause I'm already married. :) However, I'd gladly settle for chatting with him on the TONMO message boards. So what I'd like to know is this:

    • - Is Prof. William Gilly one of us? (i.e., a TONMO member)

      - If so, has he ever posted to our boards? (I don't visit the scientific message boards as often as I do the others.)

      - If not, how can we get him to join? It would be a damn shame if he weren't a member -- I think he would fit in perfectly, as a human being just as much as a scientist.
    Someone here must have information about the Prof, and if so we should cast out some nets and not let him get away!

    Hopefully,
    Tani
     
  2. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Tani,

    I looked him up and extended an invitation to our site. I've read some of his work online (Journal of Experimental Bio). The guy is top notch.

    I really would like another scientist on the site. I hope he looks us up. I would like to read his posts, if I don't annoy him with my ceph neurology questions. :lol:

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    hear hear!

    I'd like to hear a neurobiologist's take on some of these types of questions too!

    J
     
  4. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :notworth: :notworth: :notworth: :notworth: :notworth:

    Thank you, John!

    Keeping my tentacles crossed,
    Me
     
  5. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    WHAAAAT?!

    I missed 'Devils of the Deep?!'


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    It's not been on down here in NZ (unless it was on Sky [pay TV] which I'm too poor to have) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    J
     
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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Tani my dear, stalking prof. gilly might not encourage him to join :) wait til hes a member before you salivate over him....


    until then i give you permission to drool over me :roll:
     
  9. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    im currently watching the program right now.... they just made reference to blue sharks "loving" to eat squid... kinda ties into steves comment on another thread...
     
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    is he in natgeo?[I'm bart simpson who the #$@% are you?][/quote]
     
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    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Tani,

    So far, no word.... Sorry... :cry:

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
  13. talarohk

    talarohk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Professor Gilly

    I worked with him on my senior thesis! He and Thoman Preuss supervised me at the Hopkins Marine station in Monterey.

    He was a really neat fellow. I hope he does join the site.
     
  14. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Maybe a note from someone he already knows and respects would encourage him to join (hint hint).

    We could also invite him to a chat scheduled at his convenience. This would offer an opportunity to ask those neurobio questions.

    Melissa
     
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    um... Architeuthis Supporter

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    He joined us on February 25, :), but hasn't posted anything yet. :(

    His username is Wm Gilly. Try not to bug him too much...

    :twisted:
     
  16. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Thanks, um.... This is very good advice. We don't want to overwhelm anyone, least of all the people whose work we admire.

    Melissa
     

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