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Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:41 am
by Dusty2
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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Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:29 am
by dwashbur
Congrats! That took long enough!

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:18 am
by deep diver
That was a hard find, blends so well. How come it's not called the Dusty nutibranch?

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:50 am
by Jan K
Congratulations, it is a well deserved honor, you sure are our nudibranch guru. :notworthy:

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:35 am
by fmerkel
That is SO cool! :notworthy:
Uhh, where is it? :)

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:39 am
by YellowEye
Very cool! Did you give it a common name?
Very interesting shape. Which side is the front? can you link to the paper?

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:07 am
by spatman
Awesome! Congrats!

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:24 am
by ScubaJess
Congrats!!!
That's such cool news!

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:06 am
by Dusty2
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.

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:39 pm
by LCF
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 :)

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:49 pm
by oldsalt
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.
-Curt :salute:

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:41 pm
by Scubie Doo
Very cool Rich!

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:48 pm
by ArcticDiver
Purely Outstanding.

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:00 pm
by dtodd
Congratulations!

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:02 am
by 60south
Very cool having a critter named after you!

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

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:00 am
by Tom Nic
Apologies for the lateness of my congratulations.

This is extremely cool, Rich!

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:22 am
by Dusty2
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
The_Nautilus_128_114-121.pdf
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Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:22 am
by oldsalt
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.
-Curt

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:10 pm
by ArcticDiver
Great work Dusty.

Congratulations.

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:28 am
by Dusty2
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.
-Curt

Yeah, That Rick guy is always trying to steal my fire! Been hanging around since I was a kid! :pirate:

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:13 pm
by nwscubamom
SUPER COOL NEWS!!
As I've told you before, I bow down at your fins. Amazing!
Congratulations, something to be extremely proud of.

- Janna