Tom Turner Curator

Joined: Feb 13, 2018 Last Active: Nov 20, 2019

Associate Professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

I am currelty researching California sponges, and I add useful information to iNat when I can. You can see the observations I have uploaded thus far by searching iNaturalist for "Sponges" using the search feature at the top of the page, then specifying my observations (Filters -> More Filters -> Person -> tomleeturner). If my identification included looking at spicules, I indicate that in the observation. Other observations are based on gross morphology only, and are less certain. All are subject to change as I learn more about our local species!

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