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ASIH Blog Posts on Diversity and Code of Conduct

Date Posted: 14 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Candidate Info for Society Elections

Date Posted: 17 Sep 2016 (Show details)

Information on ASIH candidates is available for download:

ASIH Candidate Info 2016

20 Questions for the Next President

Date Posted: 11 Aug 2016 (Show details)

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists recently signed on to a list of 20 questions that will be asked to each presidential candidate. Read them here:

Smithsonian Curator of Fishes, Richard Vari, passed away during the weekend of 15 January 2016

Date Posted: 17 Jan 2016 (Show details)

Our dear colleague Richard Vari passed away this past weekend (sometime between late Friday and early Saturday 15-16 January 2016). Rich served the ASIH in several capacities - RIP.  Governor Brian Sidlauskas submitted the following:

Richard Vari, Curator of Fishes at the Smithsonian, passed away this weekend after a year-long battle with cancer.  Details on a memorial service have not yet been finalized but will be announced when available.  He will be sorely missed.

— Brian Sidlauskas and Carl Ferraris
1 February 2016:  Rick's obituary can be found at:

Victor Morales passed away 31 December 2015.

Date Posted: 3 Jan 2016 (Show details)

Victor Morales passed away on 31 December 2015 after suffering a heart attack. Descanso en paz Victor.

photo of a western cottonmouth that's in a defensive posture
Seminatrix pygaea
photo of a coiled Western Diamondback Rattlesnake