Our old friend Lee Newman visits in June

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Our old friend Lee Newman visits in June

Post by LewC » Mon May 21, 2018 2:49 pm

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Lee Newman, of Vancouver, Canada, has been keeping freshwater fish for over 40 years, and for many of those years has been working with Neotropical cichlids. Specifically, he spent many years studying the husbandry of cichlids of the genus Satanoperca. He has collected cichlids in both Mexico and South America. Since earning his full cave diver certification in 2010, he has taken interest in the fishes and ecology of the cenotes and cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. (Cenotes are small bodies of water that are the result of ancient sink-holes.)

Currently the Curator of Fishes with the Vancouver Aquarium, Lee is also an award-winning photographer and writer. He has contributed to the ACA's Buntbarsche Bulletin, Cichlid News, the journal of the South American Cichlid Study Group, and many other publications.

Lee is a long-time friend of the OCA, and it will be great to have him back in town! He has recently returned from diving in the Yucatan, and will be presenting “Cenotes, Caves and Fishes of the Yucatan”.

There is no meeting in July, and in August we will again be visited by Mark Henry Sabaj, who will talk about the historic Cope Collection, a very special collection of preserved South American fish specimens, which our 2016 Jim Smith Award helped to get organized to modern standards. He will also talk about a recent expedition to Colombia.

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