Joined: Jan 11, 2022 Last Active: Sep 26, 2023 iNaturalist

Hello and welcome to my profile! While I am primarily interested in marine biology, I find myself fascinated by just about everything way too often. This, combined with the fact I live pretty far inland, is the main reason why despite having zero knowledge of botany most of my observations are of plants. Having said that, I try to identify observations made by others rather than making new ones. I usually filter observations from oldest to newest trying to minimize the amount that still needs IDs. On a side note, I am perfectly fine with both being messaged and @ under observations if for any reason you wish to ask me something, identify something, or explain the thought process behind my IDs.

Most of my IDs are centered around the Red Sea region, and the ones I make outside it are either observations with extremely broad community taxons or no initial identification at all, in which case I typically make "safe" guesses to narrow it down for experts to come across more easily.

And this should go without saying but I am just a human and I make mistakes. Please never assume I am correct just because I gave you an ID. Compare and come to your own conclusions because trusting me blindly for any reason is a terrible idea. ALSO! Trying my best to learn from past mistakes so if you believe any of my IDs are wrong please spare a moment of your time to explain to me why, I'd greatly appreciate it!

For a long while I've been pouring my heart and soul into the Red Sea region on iNaturalist - primarily by identifying various observations but also by expanding the region's lifelist. As such, I'd like to just thank everyone who posts observations in the region - seriously, I'm afraid you may have no idea how much joy it brings me to see them. Before iNat I never thought I'd be this joyous when I saw someone upload photos of fish on the Internet.

P.S.: During my initial arrival I thoughtlessly echoed a lot of expert IDs without any thought put into it. Mea culpa, I am trying to fix my mistakes. I am slowly but surely removing old IDs that I am not sure about but it is taking a while.

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