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Philip A. Hastings

Philip A. Hastings
Scripps Institution of Oceanography – 0208
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA 92093-0208 USA
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Phil Hastings was born in 1951 in Pensacola, Florida where he grew up exploring its surrounding marine and aquatic habitats. He attended the University of South Florida (BA) and the University of West Florida (MS), and in the late 1970s, worked on the ecology of Florida fishes at Harbor Branch Foundation. He then moved west to attend the University of Arizona (PhD) where he began his studies on fishes of the Gulf of California. An earlier discovery of a new species tube blenny from the Gulf of Mexico was followed by his dissertation research on the behavioral ecology of the abundant and conspicuous chaenopsids in the Gulf of California. His research on tube blennies continues and includes several aspects of their evolution, behavior and ecology. After receiving his PhD, he became Research Scientist and later Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates at the University of Arizona. He accepted his current position of Curator of Marine Vertebrates and Associate Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego in 1999. He lives in San Diego, California where he, his wife Marty, and sons Sam and Paul enjoy hiking, swimming, and camping.

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