It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

As those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably already noticed, this week I’m at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, an annual meeting of fish and reptile researchers that includes the American Elasmobranch Society.  It’s a great way to meet up with fellow shark, ray, and chimera junkies and check out the latest findings and research in progress.  If you’re at the meeting, feel free to say hi.

In previous years I’ve tried to post daily updates here on the talks that I found most interesting.  This year, since I’m officially a member of the smartphone generation now, I’m going to try my hand at a little live-tweeting (follow @SpinyDag and look for #AES2014 and #JMIH14), though I’m sure I won’t have quite the tweeting vigor of other attendees (David “WhySharksMatter” Shiffman among them). I’ll also put up a big post at the end of the meeting after I’ve had a chance to collect my thoughts, similar to what I’ve done in the past for American Fisheries Society meetings.

Hope you enjoy following along with the real Shark Week.