Jeff Goddard

Unido: 13.abr.2016 Última actividad: 01.ago.2021 iNaturalist

I have been hooked on intertidal invertebrates ever since watching shore crabs scurry away from cobbles I had overturned as a kid across the street from where I grew up on San Francisco Bay. 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 since 2008 I have been frequently 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 intertidal biota of the Gulf of Maine and NW Atlantic. Profile photo by Kevin Lee, Hazard Canyon Reef, May 2021.

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