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>To Karen, Dave and the whole crew that went to Brazil
>We're dying to hear all about your trip! Tell us everything!
>Steve Dixon--who didn't get to go on the trip, but wants to experience
Where would we start? It was absolutely awesome, from start to finish.
The plants, the animals, the food, the company, the scenery... (I could do
without Lloyd Aereo Boliviano<g>)
I am sure that within the next 6 months, you'll see a number of new
articles showing up in TAG and the big magazines by several of us covering
a number of aspects of the trip.
I will tell you that, as I suspected, the "myth" of the Amazon region's
absence of aquatic plants is just that, a myth. We collected in _many_
heavily vegetated biotopes, and caught a good cross section of interesting
fish. We also brought back a number of plants that show promise of being
useful in the aquarium. Only time will tell how we do with them.
I'll also tell you that if you _ever_ have the opportunity to join a trip
like this, JUMP AT IT. This was one of the most memorable experiences of
my life. I have every intention of _not_ making it a once in a life time
(Who is _not_ writting this on the first, and is not joking<g>)