Archive for September 2014

Grant for Crocodilian Veterinary Science!!!!

The Fritz Huchzermeyer Veterinary Science Student Research Assistance Scheme (FHVSRAS) is now established!!!! It has been developed with the specific goal of encouraging and assisting undergraduate and post-graduate students to undertake formal research to advance crocodilian veterinary science. Please pass the information along!!!! http://www.iucncsg.org/pages/Veterinary-Science-Grants-English.html

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Don’t Stop, Believin!

Journey- Don’t Stop Believin… an epic song, and one that is a classic for karaoke.  It’s become the anthem song for my assistants and I during our 10 day research adventure in Belize on Ambergris Caye.  The dynamic amongst our group was indescribable – we worked hard, and played hard, and it was non-stop entertainment.…

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Fishy, fishy in the brook, get your hiney on my hook!

The last 42 hours has been very successful in catching our sample quota at the different locations on the island. Even though we still have another 24 hours of sampling and collecting, I can go ahead and say this is one of the most fun, successful research trips I have ever been on. Miriam, Helen,…

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Gone Fishin’

You know the song “Gone Fishin” by Louie Armstrong and Bing Crosby?  “Folks won’t find us now because Mister Satch and Mister Cros,,,We gone fishin’ instead of just a-wishin’….Bah-boo-baby-bah-boo-bah-bay-mmm-boo-bay….Oh yeah!”  That song pretty much sums up our last 72 hours- we have been working 12-16 hour days fishing, crabbing, dissecting, with a splash of croc stuff,…

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Fishing, crabbing, croc stomach flushing… oh my!

The first night of adventures continued the next 48 hours. Monday morning we got up after a night of eye shining for crocodiles with the stomach flushing of a 6 foot female crocodile. She was a bit emaciated, and sad to say, that is something that we have been finding among Ambergris crocs for years!…

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Belize 2014 Part Deux

A second trip to Belize, especially to Ambergris Caye, was necessary in 2014.  After a very successful trip in March with some great croc researcher assistants (Helen Sung, Brandon, Miriam, and Peter) with the help of the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES), I was gun-ho to make another trip sooner than later to get more…

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