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#1 Quinn

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:59 PM

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A newly described species, originally discovered quite by accident. A dream come true for me, It was truly a global effort bringing this little marine polychaete worm to everyone's attention. Aided by good friends , Drs. Essi Evans and Everett Turner, of Toronto Canada, researchers Drs. J Gil and D.Martin in Spain, and A. Nygren of Sweden, and lastly Tim Austin of the Cayman Islands DOE, it has been a very long and educational, three year process.

The formal paper is available for purchase from the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom here
http://journals.camb...ine&aid=9377083

It as been listed in the World register of Marine Species here
http://www.marinespe...tails&id=819851

And lastly, but by no means least , you can read a far less formal description of it's discovery, in a newly released book, authored by Everett, Essi and myself entitled, Cayman Has Worms, a photographic collection of marine worms found by the three of us diving Grand Cayman. Available from Amazon or https://www.createspace.com/4905627

As far as my choice of names, it was named in honor of my aunt, Janet Kaufman of Louisville, Kentucky, in the year of her 90th birthday, for helping to instill a sense of discovery, and exploration in me.

As a team we are all anxious to know where else this worm might be found, so please keep your eyes open, and feel free to contact us with your photos and findings.

Many thanks for indulging me in tooting my horn..

Cindy

Edited by Quinn, 29 October 2014 - 05:33 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 03:07 AM

Sorry, I get nothing, just a blank page, when I click on the link for the photo.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 03:55 AM

Fixed, sorry bout that!!

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:28 PM

Congratulations. It sounds like an exciting journey and probably a lot of lessons learned.

 

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:20 AM

Cool, thanks.


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:57 AM

Absolutely fantastic! After discovery it's evident a ton of hard work went into the process and I'm excited to see the scientific community's recognition of both the species AND that work.

Congratulations!

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:01 PM

excellent work Cindy


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