Navigation Links
New species of sea slug discovered by UCSB marine scientist
Date:9/22/2010

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Sometimes, treasures can be found in your own backyard especially if you know what to look for. This is what happened to Jeff Goddard, project scientist with the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara.

Goddard was working in the tide pools at Carpinteria Reef, in Carpinteria State Park, Calif., when he found a new species of nudibranch a group of sea slugs noted for their bright colors and delicate forms. Recognizing it as new, Goddard carefully documented the living specimen before preserving it and sending it off to Terrence M. Gosliner, an authority on the taxonomy of sea slugs at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Goddard kept the slug in his lab for a few days, until it laid an egg mass, and was also able to observe its early development and hatching larvae.

Gosliner named the new sea slug after Goddard when he described it and one other newly discovered species of California nudibranch in the Sept. 15 online edition of the Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences.

"The shallow-water nudibranch fauna of Southern California especially is well known, so it was pretty exciting to find a new species right under our noses here in Santa Barbara County," said Goddard. "Only one specimen was found, so now we need to find out where more are hiding, what they feed on, and whom they interact with."

Goddard said that he was honored that Gosliner chose to name the new species after him. The scientific name is Flabellina goddardi, and it measures about 30 millimeters long when stretched out and crawling. The genus Flabellina also includes the well-known "Spanish shawl" nudibranch, Flabellina iodinea. Goddardi is now the fifth species of Flabellina known from California.

In the scientific article, Goslinger writes: "Flabellina goddardi is named for friend and colleague Jeff Goddard who found the only specimen of this distinctive species. Je
'/>"/>

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California -- Santa Barbara
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Manatee subspecies genetically confirmed, but diversity challenge looms
2. Study may help predict extinction tipping point for species
3. NOAA designates the eastern North Pacific basking shark a species of concern
4. Genome comparison of ants establishes new model species for molecular research
5. LSU expert teams with Ohio State researcher to track species affected by Gulf oil spill
6. UF study shows carnivore species shrank during global warming event
7. New analysis weighs lost trade, costs to control invasive species against economic damages
8. Animal bone markings show evidence that Lucy species used stone tools, ate meat
9. Butterflies shed light on how some species respond to global warming
10. NOAA awards $2.5 million for research on invasive species in the Great Lakes
11. Census of Marine Life publishes historic roll call of species in 25 key world areas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New species of sea slug discovered by UCSB marine scientist
(Date:2/5/2015)... , Feb. 5, 2015  Marken is starting its ... and has launched a new marketing campaign to solidify ... (CLO).  The new campaign focuses on First ... and shipments. The first headline in the ... Marken,s priorities with its client,s priorities. Marken recognizes the ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... IRVINE, Calif. , Jan. 27, 2015 ... trusted provider of globally deployed, innovative test ... today announced the delivery of its ... Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC). GENASYS is ... the demands of mission-critical applications that require ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By ... report to their offering. , ... is anticipated to overtake North ... government spending towards IT security, government biometric based ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Marken Launches New Patient-Centric Campaign 2Marvin Test Solutions' GENASYS Platform Advances Mission-Critical Aerospace Production Test 2Marvin Test Solutions' GENASYS Platform Advances Mission-Critical Aerospace Production Test 3Marvin Test Solutions' GENASYS Platform Advances Mission-Critical Aerospace Production Test 4Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 2Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 3
... group of heat-loving bacteria by researchers at the Department ... fire under next-generation biofuel production. Scientists have long ... down complex plant material such as switchgrass in order ... Conventional processes involve the addition of commercially produced enzymes ...
... eat and inhabit dead whale skeletons and other bones ... release bone-melting acid, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, ... work is being presented at the Society for Experimental ... Sigrid Katz, a postdoctoral researcher working with Greg Rouse ...
... worries about "nuclear winter" have faded since the end ... still hold the potential for devastating global impacts. ... have found that the climate effects of a hypothetical ... yields of staple crops, even in distant countries. ...
Cached Biology News:BESC researchers tap into genetic reservoir of heat-loving bacteria 2Acid-wielding worms drill through bones at the bottom of the sea 2War-related climate change would reduce substantially reduce crop yields 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... , Feb. 27, 2015  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE ... development of biosimilar therapeutics, today announced that it will ... Marriott Marquis on March 2 nd at 3pm ... on a panel discussing the current state of the ... Biosimilars . For more information on ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... South San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... it is joining forces on February 28 with patients ... globally to raise awareness for Rare Disease Day®. ... of rare diseases and calling attention to the special ... support community around them. , “Cytokinetics is proud to ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... PureTech , a science and technology R&D company focused  ... in the healthcare sector, announced today the appointment of ... the Board of Directors of Sanofi, to its Board ... pleasure to know Chris for many years and I ... more closely now," said Dr. Robert Langer , ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 26, 2015 On behalf of biotech ... companies, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. (Wilentz) ... against Genewiz Inc. in excess of $10 million. The ... trade secrets, and that it improperly hired one or ... denying motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, a new ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 2Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 3Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 4Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 5Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 6Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 2Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 3Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 4Wilentz Client GenScript Awarded $10 Million in Trade Secrets Case Against Genewiz 2Wilentz Client GenScript Awarded $10 Million in Trade Secrets Case Against Genewiz 3
... the proud recipient of two grant awards from the Qualifying ... Health & Human Services. QTDP tax credits are provided under ... part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of ... each grant awarded in October, 2010, and January, 2011. These ...
... April 21st issue of Science magazine, researchers at ... findings that the ozone hole, which is located over the ... Hemisphere all the way to the equator. While previous work ... flow in the high latitudes, the Columbia Engineering paper, "Impact ...
... SEGUNDO, Calif., April 21, 2011 A longtime engineer ... Space Technology Hall of Fame for his participation in ... cancer tumors and virus cultures outside the body, both ... Trinh, a senior mechanical engineer and 26-year employee at ...
Cached Biology Technology:Eigen Receives Two Grant Awards from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2Columbia engineering study links ozone hole to climate change all the way to the equator 2Columbia engineering study links ozone hole to climate change all the way to the equator 3Wyle Engineer Inducted Into Space Technology Hall of Fame for Work on Growing Human Cells in Space 2
... Inventory Racks for cryogenic vials. ... cardboard or stainless steel boxes ... cryo vials. Vapor phase ... Platform risers to be ...
Human Glypican 2 Biotinylated Affinity Purified PAb...
B2-Microgloulin...
... microPET 120 utilizies CTI Molecular Imaging's ... the same imaging volume as the R4. ... highest sensitivity of any commerically avaiable PET ... highest spatial resolution of any scinitallor based ...
Biology Products: