Sean Ono Curator

Joined: Apr 16, 2016 Last Active: Jan 23, 2022 iNaturalist

I'm an undergraduate researcher studying marine biology at CSU Long Beach. Most of my professional work is related to the behavioral ecology of juvenile white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Southern California nursery region and as well as their spatial interactions with human water-users. However, some of my most keen interests align with the biodiversity of anthozoan cnidarians, echinoderms, nudibranchs (as well as other related heterobranch slugs), and any/all marine ecological phenomena.

In addition, I am the volunteer lead for the iNaturalist citizen science program at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.

I'm quite active here, so feel free to message or tag me in observations that you would like me to review, for questions regarding my identifications, or for insight about a particular species. I love sharing what I know with others so please don't hesitate to reach out.

PFP: Polyorchis pencillatus hydrozoan that I photographed using an Olympus TG5.

Find me on Instagram @ cristata.reef, for more marine life macrophotography as well as reef aquarium related educational content

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