Expeditions
Students actively involved in research projects with me have participated in many of these trips.
To get involved contact me at jvantassell@gobiidae.com

Florida Dive Training Trip March-April 2007

Collecting trip to the Florida Keys

Gulf Coast USA – July 1-31, 2006

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

 

 

Venezuela – Sept 1-16, 2006

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

 

Saba Bank – Jan 2-16, 2006

Biodiversity study funded by Conservation International

Venezuela – Sept 20-Oct 3, 2005

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

 
 

Costa Rica – June 28-July 15, 2005

Fish survey of Pacific coast, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, R/V Urracca.

Bahamas – May 25-June 6, 2005

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

 
 

Curacao – Feb 2-14, 2005

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

Panama Atlantic – June 3-15, 2004

Bocas del Toro, R/V Urracca, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

 
 

Florida – Sept. 2-8, 2004

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

Florida – Nov 29-Dec 13, 2004

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute project “Shore Fishes of the Greater Caribbean”

 

Past Trips

2004    Brazil - Feb. 2 weeks photographing fish along the coast near Vitoria.

2003    Florida - Jan 2-14 - Collecting gobies in the Keys, Melbourne, and Naples.

2003 Brazil Feb 23- March 10 collecting in Sao Paulo and Vitoria

2003 Curacao Feb 8-16 collecting with M.Taylor

2002 Florida Keys 2 weeks collecting

2002 Gulf of Mexico collecting trip from Texas to Florida 3 weeks

2002 Canary Islands 1 week working on tidepool fishes

2002 Panama 4 weeks collecting gobiid fishes along the Pacific coast of Panama with D. Ross Robertson

2002 Belize 2 week trip to Smithsonian Research Station on Carrie Bow Cay to study larval fishes with C. Baldwin and D. Smith USNM

2001 Mexico trip - Aug 1 - Sept. 25 collecting by SCUBA with Sean Frisby, Ross Robertson, Kristie Kaiser

2001    Jamaica and Cayman Islands - June 2-17 collecting with Mike Taylor

2001    Panama Canal - 5 days collecting in the canal with D. Ross Robertson

2001    El Salvador - Smithsonian Tropical Research Station/Smithsonian research cruise - March 17 days collecting by SCUBA and trawls.

2001    Florida Collecting Trip to the Keys - 3 weeks in January, with Forrest Young

2000    Canary Islands collecting trip - 4 weeks collecting gobiids on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote with S. Lensch, C. Balon, and J. Mataline.

2000    Florida Keys collecting trip - 7 days (August) collecting gobiids with M. Taylor and J. Maniscalco.

2000    Panama Canal Zone collecting trip - 20 days (July-August) Collecting gobiids from the canal zone, Panama Bay, and the Atlantic Coast of Panama with D. Thorsen

2000    Panama Research Cruse - 10 days; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute collecting from Panama Bay west to Costa Rica

1999    Mexico - 6 week trip collecting and studying the gobiid fauna of the Gulf of California with D. Thorsen

1998    Canary Islands - 5 weeks; Continue study of tidepool and nearshore fishes with D. Thorsen, J. Maniscalso, J. Hajagos, S. Frisby, and M. Weber.

1997    Canary Islands - 6 weeks; Comparative study of shorefishes of Gran Canaria

1995    Canary Islands - 9 weeks; Earthwatch grant to study tidepool and nearshore fishes. Earthwatch Research Expedition

1994    Canary Islands - 9 weeks; quantitative study of the shore fishes of Gran Canaria and El Hierro. Earthwatch Research Expedition

1993    Canary Islands - 9 weeks; quantitative study of shore fishes and tidepool ecology of Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. Earthwatch Research Expedition

1992   Canary Islands - 9 weeks; quantitative study of shore fishes and tidepool ecology of the Island of Gran Canaria. Earthwatch Research Expedition

1991   Canary Islands - 8 weeks; quantitative study of shore fishes and tidepool ecology of the Island of Gran Canaria. Earthwatch Research Expedition

1990    Canary Islands - 8 weeks; quantitative study of shore fishes and tidepool ecology of the Island of Fuerteventura. Earthwatch Research Expedition

1989    Madeira - 1 week; study distribution of Gobiid fauna on Madeira and Diserta Islands, with P.J. Miller

1989    Canary Islands - 9 weeks; quantitative study of the dermersal fish populations on the Island of El Hierro; with Earthwatch Research Teams, S. Bortone, A. Brito

1988    Canary Islands - five weeks; comparison of tidepool and sublittoral fishes from the Islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, and El Hierro with A. Brito, Y. Murata, D. Terrone, C. Burmester.

1987    Canary Islands - nine weeks; homing behavior of tidepool fishes from Gran Canaria with J.K. Dooley and Earthwatch Research Teams

1986    Canary Islands - nine weeks; homing behavior of tidepool fishes from Gran Canaria with J.K. Dooley and Earthwatch Research Teams

1985    Canary Islands - eight weeks; collect gobies and continue tidepool ecology and homing experiments on Gran Canaria with W. Wollheim

1984    Canary Islands - eight weeks; collecting gobies and continuing homing experiments on Gran Canaria with C. Lief

1983    Canary Islands - seven weeks; collecting gobies, continuing homing experiments, photographing littoral fishes with J.K. Dooley

1982    Canary Islands - five weeks; ecology and homing behavior of tidepool fishes from Gran Canaria with D. Wilson

1980    Canary Islands - five weeks; collect tidepool and littoral fishes from Gran Canaria, Fuertaventura, Lanzerote, and Tenerife with J.K. Dooley

1979    Canary Islands- four weeks; collect tidepool and littoral fishes from Gran Canaria with J.K. Dooley

1978    Canary Islands - four weeks; Ecology of tidepool fishes on Gran Canaria and Tenerife with J. Heinze.

1977    Canary Islands - one week field course to study the terrestrial and marine environments of Gran Canaria

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