REMINDER: The June meeting will be held in Long Beach at the UCC Center.
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A Trip through Time & Space
Dr. Ron Harlan
Join us in Long Beach this June, when Dr. Ron Harlan recounts a fish collecting trip he made with COAST members to Peru in the distant past. You'll enjoy photos of the beautiful Peruvian jungle, wild fish, and some COAST members are you've never seen them before.... young. This all takes place at the UCC Plaza, the heart of the Cambodian community in Long Beach.
Dr. Ron Harlan can trace his interest in tropical fish to his childhood in
Rangoon, Burma. He helped a family friend, U Cho, drag a seine through streams and collect tropical fish. He joined the American Killifish Association in 1965 and was a member of the BAKA during his high school years when he lived in a bedroom containing 35 species of killies and dwarf cichlids. More recently he had been the resident Rivulus expert in the Southern California Killi Club and keeps a slightly more modest number of species. Professionally, Ron was a biology faculty member, department chairman, and Dean of Instruction at Glendale College for 33 years. He is the owner of Back to Nature Filtration founded in 1985 and still provides affordable reverse osmosis to the tropical fish and orchid hobbyist. Ron has led 6 trips into the Peruvian Amazon as well as collecting in Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Bolivia.
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