Some of the lab attended the 2021 Annual Meetings (via Zoom) of the Southern California Academy of Sciences and the Southern California Society of Parasitology. Dan gave a talk presenting a new method to help crack open the dynamics and structure of colonial organisms (including trematodes with soldiers). Anai gave a talk presenting some of her thesis results concerning parasitism throughout entire species ranges. And, Alex gave a talk presenting her “old” work on the ecological parasitology of our common, sandy beach dwelling ‘bean clam’. The SCSP had a nice ‘catch up’ meeting afterwards. It was a good day.