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a walking catfish. It was a different catfish species, an armored suckermouth catfish. They can breathe air and I had everything with me to study terrestrial locomotion, so I looked at how well they could move around on land. It turns out, very well. They are among the fastest fish on land using an asymmetric form of locomotion completely unlike any other animal. They also have super unique morphological adaptations that both allow these fish to move so well, but also restrict them into moving in such an unusual way. I hope to submit this research soon for publication. The last project I am working on is a review paper on how performance and behavioral data on invasive amphibious fishes can be used to better manage these species. Very little of this information is either available or used to inform management. I am consolidating all of the available information on invasive amphibious fishes and adding some new information in order to prevent the spread and introduction of these ecologically harmful species.

in animals arose evolutionarily, and draws parallels to human weapons and defenses. What are your favourite 3 websites, and why? The USGS flow data website (https:// waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt) is probably one of my favorites because it helps me know when the fishing in the rivers is good. I enjoy https://viz.com. I am an avid manga reader and it is my main source. I also like Instagram because in these crazy times, I like looking at pictures of fish and dumb memes to keep me distracted. What’s your favourite motto or quotation? “The sea, once it casts its spell, hold one in its net of wonders forever.” – Jacques Cousteau. It is such a great quote because I really connect to it. The sea (and particularly the fish within it) caught me in that net early on and I have been passionate ever since. ⊗

What is the last book you enjoyed? Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by Douglas Emlen. It is an interesting book about why and how weapons and defenses

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