The intertidal snail Batillaria minima has been the subject of numerous posts on this blog (for example, check out this and this). Batillaria minima inhabits tidal flats with low rocks often in dense populations. At low tide, snails become emersed and large numbers of them can be collected easily. These characteristics make the species a suitable subject for different studies. So I've been collecting data on various aspects of the biology of this species during vacation trips in Florida since the early 2000s. One short paper comparing shell heights of large samples measured in 2007 and 2009 has just come out. A pdf copy is available. I am hoping to put out additional papers about B. minima in the future.
21 April 2012
01 April 2012
The 14th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Malacologists took place yesterday at the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) in Wilmington, Delaware. There were about 35 attendants, one of the highest numbers in recent years.
Here are the speakers in the order they spoke and the not-more-than-two-sentence summaries of their talks.
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. I am already looking forward to next year's gathering.
Participants, with only a few missing, posing outside the DMNH after the meeting.
The bootleg transactions of the 13th MAM meeting are here
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