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New families, genera and species of sea slugs, some from the Arctic Ocean, and one that lives near the North Pole

New families, genera and species of sea slugs, some from the Arctic Ocean, and one that lives near the North Pole

Invertebrates, New Species December 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Rarely seen sea slugs from the Arctic reveal 3 new families, 16 new genera & 13 new species described based on novel material.

Three species of sea slugs identified, one named for Barack Obama

Three species of sea slugs identified, one named for Barack Obama

Celebrity Taxa, Invertebrates, New Species November 20, 2017 at 10:47 am

A team of researchers led by California State University’s Professor Patrick Krug has discovered three cryptic new species of sea slugs.  The three new species were previously considered to be the same as a species known as Placida cremoniana from the Mediterranean.  One of them is named after former U.S. President Barack Obama, to honor his dramatic expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, as well as his administration’s commitment to fighting global climate change.  The two other species are named to honor diver-photographers.  Photographic records and literature reports suggest that additional species may occur in the Indian Ocean, tropical Australia, andRead More

12 favorite sea slugs of the man who’s discovered more than 1000 of them

12 favorite sea slugs of the man who’s discovered more than 1000 of them

Invertebrates, New Species, Species Discovery July 12, 2017 at 10:04 am

“You can’t just accept discovering science as ‘enough,’ says California Academy of Sciences Curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology Terry Gosliner. “We have an obligation to explain its relevance. We need to find more ways to transfer scientific findings to the public so that we can positively impact public policy and conservation management – especially now, when the natural world is changing so rapidly.”

DNA and photo analyses reveal colorful new species of nudibranch from California

DNA and photo analyses reveal colorful new species of nudibranch from California

Invertebrates, New Species March 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Researchers studying a colorful group of sea slugs (also called nudibranchs) found along the California coast have named a new species in honor of Gary McDonald, a long-time staff member at UCSC’s Long Marine Laboratory.   The striking orange-red new species is about an inch long, found along the coast from Baja California to Sonoma County.   Based on the examination of over 600 images of specimens of Limacia available on Flickr and iNaturalist it appears that L. mcdonaldi sp. nov. has been common in the Monterey and San Francisco bay areas from 2014 through 2016.