Another April Fool’s Day surprise! Scripps Inst. of Oceanography has granted me the Mullin Fellowship, a research award that will provide a critical piece of equipment for my research: a dual-frequency echosounder that will enable me to visualize and quantify the spatial distribution of schooling fishes and zooplankton patches throughout my study area. Michael Mullin was a forefather of zooplankton biology and ecology, and his wife Connie has established an annual awards program that supports the field research efforts of Scripps grad students. Like all of the support I’ve received this spring, I will spend years attempting to live up to this award.