San Francisco and the Cal Academy
This last week I managed to take a trip up to the bay area to visit my old lab mate Moises Bernal and my previous advisor Luiz Rocha. Luiz recently moved his lab over to the California Academy of Sciences and is now in charge of the Ichthyology collection at the academy. If you have never visited the academy before I highly suggest that you do if you're ever in San Francisco. The place is huge, and contains so many unique exhibits that you won't find anywhere else (check out the exhibits here). Also, behind the scenes is where all of the real science gets done, and where all of the collections are. Thanks to Moises for showing me the fish collection which is full of some hard to find specimens (have you seen a coelacanth?). If you are interested in seeing more of Luiz Rocha's work check out his website. I have also included the obligatory picture of me with the redwoods that anyone visiting San Francisco must get.