June 9 - 2pm Shane Linder - "Collecting in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa" Shane Linder is the "Shane" behind Planetcatfish.com's Shane World. Shane's World houses well over 150 articles by various catfish experts making it the largest such resource known to exist. Shane is also a frequent contributor to several US and international aquarium periodicals and has been a guest speaker at numerous fish conventions in the US and Europe. He is also a member of the National Science Foundation's All Catfish Species Inventory a a global consortium of taxonomists & systematists, which since 2003, has attempted to facilitate the discovery, description & dissemination of knowledge of [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]all catfish species.[/FONT] From 2000-2011 Shane lived and collected fishes extensively in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda. He has made additional collecting expeditions into Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. In June Shane will present "Collecting in Uganda, The Pearl of Africa" which will cover his collecting activities from 2009-2011 in Lakes Victoria, Albert, Edward and Kyoga as well as the Victorian Nile and the Mountains of the Moon.