Jackson W.F. Chu

Joined: Oct 17, 2017 Last Active: Jun 16, 2024 iNaturalist Canada Monthly Supporter since June 2023

Why I use iNaturalist - I am a nature photography enthusiast. I I like to take photos of organisms that are completely new to me and very much appreciate everyone for teaching me how to properly identify the species in my photos.

I am not a formally trained taxonomist (except for a few sponge species). I do have an appreciation for diversity, especially those of the rare-to-encounter variety as a result of having spent a lot of time exploring the outdoors. Please have a look at my various ocean-centric projects!

What scientists know about me - I am a professional marine biologist trained through an MSc, PhD, and several postdocs. I lead a niche science program that generates and analyzes data. Science-related keywords I get tagged with: deep-sea, sponges, hypoxia, seamounts, Antarctica, macrophysiology, benthic mapping, ecological monitoring, photography, cameras, ROVs,...,among others.

Here are some of my observations grouped into categories of interest:

I'm not an expert of any one particular group of species. For those interested, I would greatly appreciate ID suggestions on my observations in need of verification!

Marine:

Terrestrial:

Quicklinks for interest:

My profile photo: me and a genuine mentor, Dr. Henry M. Reiswig holding a deep-sea Venus's flower basket glass sponge.

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