Marine biologist Rob Toonen recently spoke to his alma mater reef club, the Marine Aquarist Roundtable of Sacramanto, and thanks to the folks from MARS his engaging conversation on “What Deep Reefs Tell Us About Keeping Corals” was recorded and shared on the web so all of us can give it a listen.
As a graduate student at the University of California, Davis Toonen was a member of the reef club before earning his PhD and is now an assistant researcher and biologist at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kane’ohe, Hawaii. His current research focuses on the processes that influence dispersal and recruitment in coastal marine invertebrates, with a particular interest in the evolutionary consequences of larval developmental modes among marine invertebrates.
It’s always great to see success stories not only in the hobby but in the entire realm of science. Rob has been one of those researchers that continue to share and give back to the hobby. You can head over to Open Source Audio to stream or download in various formats to put on your iPod or MP3 player for later or click the link below and hear Rob right now. Enjoy and thanks to MARS for sharing this with the rest of the reefing world.