The 12th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Malacologists took place yesterday at the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) in Wilmington, Delaware. The number of attendees, only 17, was unusually low. Most malacologists had apparently not woken up from their winter slumber yet.
Here are the speakers in the order they spoke, and the not-more-than-two sentence summaries of their talks.
Adam's talk was followed by a long discussion on collection arrangement, management and databasing.
Here is a giant squid catching a fish.
In addition, Megan Paustian (University of Maryland) presented a poster about the competition (or the lack thereof) between the native and non-native slugs Philomycus carolinianus and Arion subfuscus, respectively.
Once again, I will take this opportunity to thank to Liz Shea, the curator of mollusks at the DMNH and Leslie Skibinski, the collection manager, for organizing this wonderful meeting and also for providing access to the collections. I am already looking forward to next year's meeting.
The bootleg transactions of the 11th MAM meeting are here.