HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New species and new records of marine species discovered in NW Hawaiian Islands

A three-week scientific expedition to French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument returned to Honolulu on Sunday with the discovery of many new species and a better understanding of marine biodiversity in the Hawaiian Archipelago.

An all-star team of world-renowned taxonomists (biologists specializing in identifying and naming organisms) and an experienced support crew collected and photographed many species that they cannot identify and are thought to be new species to science. The expedition found several potentially new species of crabs, corals, sea cucumbers, sea quirts, worms, sea stars, snails, and clams. Many other species were found that are known from other areas but have never been recorded from French Frigate Shoals, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, or even the Hawaiian Archipelago. From this expedition, well over a hundred new species records will likely be identified for French Frigate Shoals.

Scientists aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Oscar Elton Sette conducted biodiversity surveys at French Frigate Shoals, with a focus on the small marine organisms - crabs, worms, and many other invertebrates, algae, and even microbes - which are often overlooked but that make up the majority of living diversity on coral reefs. "It was a very successful expedition by almost any criterion, and the discovery phase has really only just begun. In the coming months, and even over the next several years, we will be conducting morphological examinations and analyzing genetic sequence data in order to further identify and classify these organisms, and possibly to shed some light on where these species originated," said Dr. Joel W. Martin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. "What we did not find is also important. There were several groups of animals that we expected to find but did not find, or found only rarely, such as porcellanid crabs. The apparent ab
'"/>

Contact: Megan Moews
megan.moews@noaa.gov
808-348-3738
Census of Marine Life
30-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Lost forest yields several new species
2. Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone
3. Smithsonians National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
4. One species, many genomes
5. Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach
6. Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest
7. Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific
8. Biting discovery: MU entomologist finds host of new aquatic insect species in Thailand
9. When lava flows and glaciers recede, predicting how species take over
10. Tropical birds have slow pace of life compared to northern species, study finds
11. Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/2/2019)... FRANCISCO (PRWEB) , ... February 01, 2019 , ... ... ISO 15189 Accreditation for Clinical Testing Laboratories by A2LA, which establishes requirements for ... an international standard. The laboratory is already CLIA-licensed as well as College of ...
(Date:1/25/2019)... ... January 24, 2019 , ... uBiome, the leader in microbial ... at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX), to its Scientific Advisory Board. Joining the board ... to uBiome expertise in skin microbial interactions and probiotic treatments for skin and ...
(Date:1/25/2019)... , ... January 24, 2019 , ... ... those with rare diseases , As states continue to grapple with prescription drug ... methodological and disease-specific questions policy makers should address before deciding whether to contract ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/30/2019)... SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) , ... January 29, 2019 ... ... fully integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) serving the global biopharmaceutical and ... series A funding of $59.1 million backed by multiple global investors lead by ...
(Date:1/30/2019)... ... January 30, 2019 , ... The Society for Laboratory ... to discuss best practices for laboratory automation and screening. This year the conference ... year’s conference, Visikol will be at booth #345 and throughout the conference will ...
(Date:1/24/2019)... ... , ... Dr. Douglas Stramel of Advanced Care Veterinary Services in ... for nearly three years. A proponent of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Stramel has ... using V-PET™ 2016. V-PET™ is a gravity filtration-based platelet therapy kit that produces ...
(Date:1/20/2019)... ... January 17, 2019 , ... Consumers ... the exclusive purview of physicians. That's changing as many services now exist for ... (DTC) laboratory testing market totaled $208 million in 2018, according to Kalorama Information’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: