Scientist Loses Award After Acceptance Lecture Featured Students in Bikinis

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A scientist who won a “Distinguished Herpetologist Award” Thursday was stripped of the award Friday after delivering a plenary lecture titled “The Excitement of River Turtles from the Mississippi to the Amazon” in which he showed a presentation that included photos of former students, all of whom are women, in bikinis.

Dr. Richard C. Vogt’s presentation Thursday at the 2018 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists received widespread condemnation on Twitter from people who attended the lecture. Friday, the Herpetologists’


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