Specialty: Systematic ecology in the cultivation of crustaceans
Guido Pereira has been with the Universidad Central de Venezuela's Institute for Tropical Zoology since 1980. He received his doctorate from the University of Maryland in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution; his specialty is systematic ecology in the cultivation of crustaceans. Guido got his start as a young student when he was given a job working in the crustaceans collection.
For a person interested in crustaceans, Guido spends every free second on the AquaRAP fishing. I once saw him standing neck deep in clear, warm water, fishing while everyone else was enjoying a swim. I never actually saw him catch anything, although he did return to the camp with fish.
"I like tarpon (a marine fish) because they are big and silvery. They fight a lot and can be found in small lagoons with easy access. They don't have good taste!" To some people it's the journey that counts.
— Reported by Jensen Montambault
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