Workshop Summary: This workshop served to train
advanced students, educators, and scientists in the systematics
and identification of decapods of the Southeastern United
States. Emphasis was placed on diagnostic morphological
characteristics and the use of keys.
Dr. Darryl Felder (University of Louisiana)
Dr. Richard Heard (University of Southern Mississippi)
Dr. Elizabeth Wenner (Marine Resources Research Institute,
Workshop support provided by:
Dr. Rachael King
Location: Marine Resources Research Institute
of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at
Ft. Johnson, near Charleston, SC.
Participants of the 2004 SERTC Taxonomic Workshop on the
Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic Coast of the Southeastern
United States (after a day on the rough, cold seas!)
Dr. Darryl Felder gives some pointers to workshop participants
(photo by Jana Thoma/USM).
Dr. Richard Heard discusses the different parasites of
Dr. Betty Wenner helps the class view morphological characteristics
A close up image of the spoon-shaped setae of the fiddler
crab, Uca pugilator (photo by Jana Thoma/USM).
Participants JD Dubick and Dale Tshudy prepare to dissect
a penaeid shrimp.
The participants continue to work long hours into the afternoon.
Betty Wenner assists students with their identifications.
Pearse Webster uses the video monitor to display decapod
Dr. Richard Heard assisting students (photo by Jana Thoma/USM).
Participants board the R/V Anita for "3 hour
Aboard the E/V Discovery in the Ashley River,
David Knott and Marty Levisen haul in the first trawl.
The participants sort though the trawl for decapods to
use for the practical session later on that afternoon, after
some warm coffee!