I did a talk for kids about animal taxonomy yesterday.  We discussed some of the ways we group the different kinds of animals.  This chart helped:

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When I got home, I was inspired by the invertebrates again.  They are so diverse and cool that they really deserve further study.  The class I remember best from my undergraduate years was Invertebrate Zoology at UC Santa Cruz.  Thanks Dr. Kerstin Wasson!  Here’s some notes for my next lecture…

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ImageMore later.  MISSION BLUE, MISSION BLUE!

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