sea-kangaroo Curator

Joined: Sep 19, 2011 Last Active: Jul 20, 2024 iNaturalist

Biology is my lifelong love and undergrad degree. I'm also particularly fond of Australia and the American mid/west. Someday I'll move to the antipodes and farm potoroos, but in the meantime I'm a freelance scientific illustrator based in California [My profile pic sea-kangaroo though is courtesy of @cinnamon325!]. I've learned a lot of cool stuff and met a lot of cool people through iNaturalist. If you want travel tips somewhere I've been or are a scientist/researcher/otherwise contributing to conservation or human knowledge and I can assist in some way, please drop me a line and I will be delighted to provide whatever data or help I can.

For underwater photography I'm currently using a Sony RX100 in a Fantasea housing with an Inon S2000 strobe. Or just an old bare Olympus TG4. For land/intertidal macro I use a Panasonic G9 with an Olympus m.zuiko 60mm F2.8 lens and a Godox TT350 external flash. I like all of these lines a lot and recommend them.

Some favorite identification sources (and always looking for more if anyone has recommendations):

[within sections they're organized in the order: general/multiple - mammals - birds - herps - bugs - fish - other inverts - plants - fungus]


*United States & Canada


  • The Online Guide to the Animals of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Birds of the West Indies (Raffaele, Wiley, Garrido, & Keith)
  • Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas (Humann & DeLoach)
  • Reef Creature Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas (Humann & DeLoach)
  • Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas (Humann & DeLoach)

*Hawai'i specifically

*other tropical Pacific islands (including general area references that cover Hawai'i)

  • Birds & Bats of Palau (Pratt & Etpison)
  • The Birds of Hawai'i and the Tropical Pacific (Pratt, Bruner, & Berrett)
  • Fiji Reef Fish (Rosenstein (@maractwin])
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands (Zug)
  • Reef Fish ID: Tropical Pacific (Humann & DeLoach)
  • Reef Creature ID: Tropical Pacific (Humann & DeLoach)


*New Zealand


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