Jeff Goddard

Unido: 13.abr.2016 Última actividad: 20.oct.2021 iNaturalist

I have been hooked on marine invertebrates ever since finding my first Hermissenda as a kid exploring the shores of Richardson Bay in Marin County, California. I am a Research Associate affiliated with both UCSB’s Marine Science Institute and the California Academy of Sciences and have enjoyed teaching at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Midland School in the Santa Ynez Valley. My research centers on nudibranchs, including studies of their prey, climate-related range shifts, systematics, and mode of development. I have side interests in botany, and am especially fond of endemics. I enjoy photography and can’t resist requests to identify mystery organisms found by others between Pacific tides. I'm not a scuba-diver, so my marine-related observations come mainly from the intertidal zone, where for many years I have been accompanied by my eagle-eyed twin sons, Will and Ziggy. In June 2020 my family and I moved to what had been our summer place in Maine, so when not now vicariously tide-pooling on the west coast via iNaturalist, I am working to expand my knowledge of the coastal biota of the Gulf of Maine and NW Atlantic.

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