Monthly Archives: May 2015

A new species of harpacticoid copepod discovered from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Harpacticoida is an order of mainly benthic copepods, comprised of about 6,000 species and found throughout the world in the marine environment and in fresh water. In marine sediments, they are usually the second most abundant meiofaunal taxon after nematodes but tend to become the dominant taxon in coarse-grained sediments and on marine algae. Benthic … Continue reading A new species of harpacticoid copepod discovered from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Gary Lester is attending the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from May 17 – 21

Gary Lester is attending the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from May 17 – 21. SFS is a leading international organization with the mission to further the understanding of freshwater aquatic ecosystems. For further information on SFS and the Annual Meeting go to: https://www.freshwater-science.org/

Kaylani Merrill is exhibiting at the Third International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies from May 18–21

Kaylani Merrill is exhibiting at the Third International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies from May 18–21, in Miami, Florida. Battelle as well as other sponsors coordinate the Symposium with a focus on environmental assessment, remediation, and management, Full information is available here: http://www.battelle.org/media/conferences/biosymp

A new species of tanaidacean crustacean discovered from French Guiana estuaries

Tanaidaceans are a poorly known group of small (averaging 2–5 mm in length) peracarid crustaceans. Most of the 1000+ species live at depths exceeding 200 m, and, in some deepwater environments, Tanaidacea are the most diverse and abundant members of the fauna present. In shallow water, populations can reach high densities, often exceeding 10,000 individuals/m2. … Continue reading A new species of tanaidacean crustacean discovered from French Guiana estuaries