Author Topic: 2013 American Killifish Association Convention in Portland, Oregon  (Read 5102 times)

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The 2013 convention of the American Killifish Association was held on May 24-27 at the Red Lion on the River in Portland, Oregon.  The show featured over 400 entries which were later auctioned.  Approximately 450 other items were also part of the auction.  Friday was primarily a day to set up the show, handle registrations, and socialize.  On Friday evening we were treated to a Welcome Buffet.  Saturday morning was the Fish Sale, followed by presentations by Ken Normandin and Bela Nagy.  After a lunch break, Richard Pierce, Marc Bogaerts, and Frans Vermeulen offered their presentations.  Next was the Banquet, followed by the presentation of awards, and then a second program by Bela Nagy.  Sunday began with breaking down the Show Room and bagging the entries for the auction.  Frans Vermeulen provided his second program at 10 AM.  After a short break, the auction of approximately 800 pairs of fishes began.  Matt Kaufman and Ron Harlan tag-teamed as auctioneers and managed to complete the auction by about 4 PM.  At 6:30 PM, we were treated to a barbecue.  Monday was an optional day where you could visit a local aquarium store - the Wet Spot and also see the Podrabsky killifish research laboratory at Portland State University.
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The Podrabsky Fish Lab at Portland State University
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 04:25:56 PM »
On Monday, May 27, 2013, we had an option to tour the Podrabsky Fish Lab at Portland State University.  At the lab, they are working on several projects, but the one we were interested in as about their research into the causes of diapause in annual killifishes.   The species selected for this study is Austrofundulus limnaeus because of it's unique development, ability to enter embryonic diapause, and tolerance to extreme environmental conditions.