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MARCH MEETING! Jimena Golcher-Benavides! Lake Tanganyika!
March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jimena is passionate about cichlids found in both her native Costa Rica, Central America and the Rift Valley, East Africa.
For her graduate studies in biology, Jimena conducted ecological research on Amphilophus tolteca, a cichlid found only in 4.6 square mile-Nicaraguan crater lake (with crocodiles!) and then for her PhD studies moved to the University of Wyoming, where she joined Dr. Catherine Wagner Lab to study African cichlids. For the past three years, Jimena has been studying how the environment influences cichlid diversity in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania; combining a variety of field and laboratory-based research techniques.
Throughout her talk, she will share stories, footage while SCUBA diving in the world’s deepest tropical lake and preliminary findings from her research, chat about cichlids in general and current threats to the Lake Tanganyika Ecosystem and its life.
Mini-Fish Auction! Please bring a bag or two to sell! Our Monthly Mini-Auctions have been growing, and becoming “not so mini” So if you have some extra fish you’d like to sell, plants, ext. Bring them!
We will also be bringing in fish from davesfish.com for Mini-Auction. Feel free to contact Dave if you would like to order any fish and save with no shipping cost. Just tell Dave to ship it to the RMCA meeting!
Friday March 8th!
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80235
Bowl Show Setup at 6:30pm
Meeting starts at 7pm