Tom Barnes

Joined: Apr 5, 2019 Last Active: Sep 25, 2023 iNaturalist

I'm a recently retired Program Manager for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, where I was responsible for oversight of many state-managed ocean fisheries. Earlier in my career I conducted research on coastal pelagic fish species (Sardinops, Engraulis, and Scomber) and groundfish (Sebastes). I also spent many years serving on various advisory bodies for the Pacific Fishery Management Council, including five years on the Scientific and Statistical Committee. All aquatic subjects continue to be of keen interest to me, and I especially enjoy snorkeling around tropical reef habitats as a related pastime activity. During the past several years I have also become fascinated with native bees, and other insects.

Many of my wildlife photos are posted to Flickr under my account name: J.Thomas.Barnes

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