Elysia and chloroplast symbiosis

August 4, 2000
From: Daniel Barshis

To Dr. Rudman,
My name is Daniel Barshis and I am currently a Senior year undergraduate at the Evergreen State College [Washington, USA].  The opportunity for advance study in the marine sciences here is fairly limited and I am doing some preparatory searching for a possible marine diving volunteer position this coming winter.  I am contacting you because I am also extremely interested in the evolutionary biology of photosynthetic marine invertebrates, particularly Elysia sp.  I have done much research into the natural history of and current research being done on Elysia sp.  I was wondering if you had any suggestions of places to go or other people to contact about possibly working with them on a research project during January to March of 2001.  Any information or leads you can think of would be incredibly helpful.  I would like to take my interests out of the library and into the water.  I have an open water certification and have done some recreational reef diving in the tropics.
Thank you for your help,


Barshis, D. , 2000 (Aug 4) Elysia and chloroplast symbiosis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2827

Daniel sent this request to me personally and with his permission I have posted it on the Forum. If anyone would like an assistant or could suggest someone he should contact, perhaps they could email Daniel directly.
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Aug 4). Comment on Elysia and chloroplast symbiosis by Daniel Barshis . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2827

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