Giving a Zoom talk for the Philadelphia Academy on iNat and Shells

In case anyone is interested, on Thursday evening, January 21st, at 7:30 PM, via a Zoom meeting, I will be giving a talk on "iNaturalist and Shells" as part of a virtual meeting of the Philadelphia Shell Club, which is virtually hosted by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

My talk is entitled: “iNaturalist: The easy way to record, learn, and communicate with others about the shells you find.”

To learn more about me, or iNaturalist, before the meeting, you can check out my profile page: https://www.inaturalist.org/people/susanhewitt; or my ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan_Hewitt.

The talk will not simply be about shells, as the principles are of course the same for any group of organisms.

A link to the Zoom meeting can be found here: https://drexel.zoom.us/j/83453412766

You can also join to hear audio of the meeting by dialing: +12678310333,,83453412766#

Posted by susanhewitt susanhewitt, January 08, 2021 20:21

Observations

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Fly Speck Cerith (Cerithium muscarum)

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susanhewitt

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December 18, 2020 09:03 AM EST

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With hermit crab.

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Turkey Wing (Arca zebra)

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susanhewitt

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December 21, 2020 02:51 PM EST

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Cross-barred Venus (Chione elevata)

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susanhewitt

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December 21, 2020 02:52 PM EST

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Lettered Olive (Oliva sayana)

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susanhewitt

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December 21, 2020 02:53 PM EST

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Florida Cone (Conus anabathrum)

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susanhewitt

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December 2020

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Coffee Melampus (Melampus coffea)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 07:41 AM EST

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Eastern Banded Tulip (Cinctura hunteria)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 07:44 AM EST

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Lightning Whelk (Sinistrofulgur sinistrum)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 07:49 AM EST

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Cayenne Keyhole Limpet (Diodora cayenensis)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 07:53 AM EST

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Atlantic Calico Scallop (Argopecten gibbus)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 07:55 AM EST

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Alternate Tellin (Eurytellina alternata)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 08:19 AM EST

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Common Atlantic Slippersnail (Crepidula fornicata)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 08:27 AM EST

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Southern Quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 08:45 AM EST

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Common Egg Cockle (Laevicardium serratum)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 09:25 AM EST

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Variegated Sea Urchin (Lytechinus variegatus)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 09:27 AM EST

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Atlantic Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 03:05 PM EST

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The red variety.

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Rough Scallop (Lindapecten muscosus)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 03:05 PM EST

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Florida Horse Conch (Triplofusus giganteus)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 02:53 PM EST

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Stiff Pen Shell (Atrina rigida)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 03:15 PM EST

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Circular Chinese-Hat (Calyptraea centralis)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 03:18 PM EST

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These are not rare, but they are not super common and they are also often very hard to discover on account of their being so tiny -- at least the ones here on Sanibel are very small.

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Atlantic Fig Snail (Ficus papyratia)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 03:23 PM EST

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 04:05 PM EST

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A nice large piece of coral.

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Variable Wormsnail (Petaloconchus varians)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 04:06 PM EST

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Alternate Tellin (Eurytellina alternata)

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susanhewitt

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December 22, 2020 04:18 PM EST

Comments

Susan, I would much like to hear your talk and recommend it to others. Is there a site for advance info for registering for attending?
Thanks, Jack

Posted by jspruill over 1 year ago (Flag)

That would be great I would love to join.
Thanks Treeesparrow

Posted by treeesparrow over 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks folks!

Hey Jack, We have no site for advance info for registering for the talk, because it is completely open -- no registering necessary. We are figuring that will work OK because we assume that we won't get more than 300 people wanting to attend!

Posted by susanhewitt over 1 year ago (Flag)

Thank you, Susan. I will compose a message encouraging some people who dabble at iNat, or talk about wanting to do so. I was hoping to have some of you great photos, etc tp include.

Posted by jspruill over 1 year ago (Flag)

There will be some of my photos of course, but mostly as montages, similar to the one I use on this page.

Posted by susanhewitt over 1 year ago (Flag)

@jspruill -- if you have any favorite photos of mine, please let me know which ones they are, and I may try to include them in the talk.

Posted by susanhewitt over 1 year ago (Flag)

Hi Susan,

Will you be including any information about the value of recording shells washed up on the beach or inhabited by hermit crabs in addition to those of still living mollusks? Thanks!

Posted by rjadams55 over 1 year ago (Flag)

Hi RJ,

I won't be talking specifically about that issue, but I will be showing many of my observation pics that clearly show dead empty shells, and also some ob pics that show hermit-crabbed shells.

I will also be recommending specifically that anyone who makes marine mollusk obs on the Eastern Seaboard mark them in Annotations as "Live" or "dead" because that way they will automatically be included in the Mollusks of the Eastern Seaboard Project, which is a massive new project backed by the National Science Foundation.

Posted by susanhewitt over 1 year ago (Flag)

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