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Karen Randall comes to Portland
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- Subject: Karen Randall comes to Portland
- From: "Robert H" <robertph3 at comcast_net>
- Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 02:56:21 -0700
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Pacific Northwest Regional
Aquarium Show and Auction
September 20-21 2003
Greater Portland Aquarium Society
International Betta Congress
Chairperson Dave Fleming
Fax: (503) 657-8465
Mail to GPAS
PO Box 6752
Portland OR 97228-6752
email: info at gpas_org
Nevin Aspinwall, PhD
Friday check-in 2-8 pm (register by 9/15)
Saturday Speaker programs 10-5
GPAS members $10
General Public $20/person age 12+
Sunday 12-5 (Auction-admission is free)
[Fish viewing always free!]
On line Entry/Registration
Auction Information & Entry
Please visit our sponsors
Ramada Inn Portland Airport
6221 NE 82nd Ave
Portland OR 97220
Speaker: Karen Randall
11:00 A.M. "Setting up and Maintaining a Planted Aquarium"
4:00 P.M. "Advanced Planted Aquarium"
Karen Randall grew up in a "fishy family" and kept a number of aquariums as
a child. Since then, her focus has narrowed to concentrate on the set up
and maintenance of planted display aquariums and the propagation of aquatic
plants. Her articles and photography are regularly seen in Aquarium Fish
Magazine, which also publishes her monthly column, "Sunken Gardens". In
addition she has written for Aquarium Frontiers, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, and
Aquarium Heute, among other magazines both in the U.S. and abroad. She
serves on the board of the Aquatic Gardeners Association and is editor of
their magazine, The Aquatic Gardener. She lectures frequently, has served as
a consultant on several projects at public aquaria and has twice traveled to
Brazil to study aquatic plants and biotopes in the wild.
Speaker: Oliver Lucanus
1:00 p.m. "Apistogrammas & Other South American Dwarf Cichlids"
7:00 p.m. Banquet "Interesting Imports"
Oliver Lucanus has an interest in all things related to the tropics. He has
traveled to many countries looking for fish, frogs and adventure. His
photographs are published in more than 15 magazines worldwide.
Belowwater.com, his import company, specializes in new and rare fish from
around the world.
Speaker: Nevin Aspinwall
2:30 P.M. "West Africa Killifish"
Nevin Aspinwall has been interested in fish for most of his life. In 1962
he received a BS degree in Fisheries from the University of Washington. In
1965, he received a MS degree in Fisheries from the same institution. For
his masters research he studied the biology of the Alaskan blackfish, a
small fish endemic to freshwater streams and lakes of Alaska and Siberia.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1968, and
studied reproductive isolating mechanisms in hybridizing minnow populations.
Presently, he is a professor of biology at St. Louis University in St. Louis
where he teaches, among other classes, Ichthyology, Natural History of the
Vertebrates, and Aquatic Ecology. His primary research interest has been
population structure and hybridization in freshwater fish populations. He
became interested in Killifishes ten year ago. He lived in Cameroon for
four months in 1998, where he taught at the University of Buea and collected
killifishes from the Cameroonian rainforest. In the summers of 2001 and 2002
he spent one month collecting killifishes in Gabon as part of a study to
examine reproductive isolating mechanisms between closely related species.
7:00 P.M. Banquet
See you all there! This is the best program to come to Portland since I have
Robert Paul Hudson