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Whoopee! Big news for me!

Post by Dusty2 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:41 am

I think pretty much every one knows how much of a nudibranch nut I am. Well a couple of years ago I found a critter at Point Hudson that stumped me and Dave Behrens so Dave did a bunch of research and told me it was a new species. Dave compiled a paper and presented it to the academics and I have received word that the paper has been approved and there is a new slug on the block named Marsenina zadei!
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Post by dwashbur » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:29 am

Congrats! That took long enough!
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Post by deep diver » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:18 am

That was a hard find, blends so well. How come it's not called the Dusty nutibranch?
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Post by Jan K » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:50 am

Congratulations, it is a well deserved honor, you sure are our nudibranch guru. :notworthy:

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Post by fmerkel » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:35 am

That is SO cool! :notworthy:
Uhh, where is it? :)
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Post by YellowEye » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:39 am

Very cool! Did you give it a common name?
Very interesting shape. Which side is the front? can you link to the paper?
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Post by spatman » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:07 am

Awesome! Congrats!
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Post by ScubaJess » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:24 am

Congrats!!!
That's such cool news!
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Post by Dusty2 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:06 am

YellowEye wrote:Very cool! Did you give it a common name?
Very interesting shape. Which side is the front? can you link to the paper?


I will as soon as it's released. What about Dusty's nudibranch? As to what is front ? you'll have to ask Dave. He did all the micro investigation. I can tell you that it has a shell but it is inside the critter.

deep diver wrote:That was a hard find, blends so well. How come it's not called the Dusty nutibranch?


Not latin enough! You should see it when it is fully blended with it'd food source. They not only eat this organism but they deposit their eggs directly into it.

fmerkel wrote:That is SO cool! :notworthy:
Uhh, where is it? :)
Where else but Point Hudson?

dwashbur wrote:Congrats! That took long enough!

It certainly did. I had given up on it but luckily Dave didn't. I owe him a lot of credit for getting it recognized.

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Post by LCF » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:39 pm

That is the highest reward a keen-eyed observer can get. My heartfelt congratulations.

I can now proudly say that I know TWO people who have identified and named new nudibranchs species :)
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Post by oldsalt » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:49 pm

Rich: I add my congratulations. I see several things worth noting. First are our skills of observation and your curiosity. Second comes the relationship you established with the other experts in the field. Finally, the honor and integrity of the researchers who submitted the name. The history of science abounds with those that claimed other people's discoveries. Again, well done.
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Post by Scubie Doo » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:41 pm

Very cool Rich!

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Post by ArcticDiver » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:48 pm

Purely Outstanding.
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Post by dtodd » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Congratulations!

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Post by 60south » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:02 am

Very cool having a critter named after you!

I'm hoping to have some sort of biting, annoying bug named after me.

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Post by Tom Nic » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:00 am

Apologies for the lateness of my congratulations.

This is extremely cool, Rich!
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Post by Dusty2 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:22 am

YellowEye wrote:Very cool! Did you give it a common name?
Very interesting shape. Which side is the front? can you link to the paper?

Don't know if this will work but here goes
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Post by oldsalt » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:22 am

I think the common name should be Dusty's Diminutive Slug. I had to go the Google a couple of times to understand all of the article. Biology has come a long way from the days of "bag it and tag it". I noticed the pictures were taken by your brother Rick. It also fails to surprise me that Jan is acknowledged as well. I am gratified to know people helping push back the boundaries of knowledge. Thank you Rich for posting this.
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Post by ArcticDiver » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:10 pm

Great work Dusty.

Congratulations.
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Post by Dusty2 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:28 am

oldsalt wrote:I think the common name should be Dusty's Diminutive Slug. I had to go the Google a couple of times to understand all of the article. Biology has come a long way from the days of "bag it and tag it". I noticed the pictures were taken by your brother Rick. It also fails to surprise me that Jan is acknowledged as well. I am gratified to know people helping push back the boundaries of knowledge. Thank you Rich for posting this.
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Post by nwscubamom » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:13 pm

SUPER COOL NEWS!!
As I've told you before, I bow down at your fins. Amazing!
Congratulations, something to be extremely proud of.

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