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#1 Art

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 12:16 PM

Hey folks

we just named a shrimp after our worm girl, Leslie ! what a coincidence ! :)

Leslibetaeus coibita, n. gen., n. sp., from Coiba NP, on the Pacific coast of Panama

she collected the cute little guys and also took nice pictures, check out the paper at:

http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/

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#2 Leslie

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 12:37 PM

:) :angry: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

Isn't my new godchild beautiful?

Thanks, Art!

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:18 PM

Wow! A genus name! That's huge, not many people get that honor... :) :angry:

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:50 PM

what a cutie :)

awesome stuff Leslie!

#5 Art

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:35 PM

hey Leslie

that's about time to name an ungly polychaete worm after me ! :) like the ones living on fouling stuff or in stinky mud .. or feeding on whale carcasses ..

cheerio

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#6 Leslie

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:04 PM

Well, I do have an unnamed stink worm but I was saving it for someone who really deserves it! (Unfortunately he'd understand why and hate me even more.....) don't you want one of the pretty ones?

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:59 PM

That's so, so awesome.

Your first name is gettibg so well known that you should consider publishing under just "Leslie" - you could be the Brazilian soccer star of marine taxonomy!

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:59 PM

Very cool Leslie!!!!!!!!!!!! that is a great honour. we going to start calling you Shrimpy i guess!

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:52 PM

CONGRATS, Leslie! that is amazing!!

I plugged you on the front page: http://wetpixel.com/...etaeus-coibita/

:) :angry: :wub:

Shall we rename you "Shrimp Girl?" :wub:
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#10 Leslie

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:30 PM

B) B)

Shrimp girl? Shrimpy? (Sound of a cat coughing up a hair ball.....) thanks, but I'll stick with worm girl. After all, all I did was collect the little guys.

Leslibetaeus is my seventh godchild. (Good thing I don't have to pay for college :) ) The nemertean in this image will probably be the 8th. I collected it last month in Panama.

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#11 Art

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:11 PM

OK, Leslie, one of the prettier ones !!!

like these two Hesione spp, by the way, still awaiting ID !

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 03:18 PM

OUTSTANDING LESLIE!!!! :)

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:53 PM

Congratulations Leslie,


we live in interesting times as the Chinese say, taking part in the discovery of the living things on this planet.
Great shrimp !


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#14 Leslie

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 07:41 PM

Art, Denis, & Ingo deserve lots of praise too! I found & photographed it but they actually described it. They even called me their "dear colleague" in the paper instead of the usual rude things they normally say! :)

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 10:07 PM

Congratulations Leslie -

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 05:04 PM

Woo Hoo!!!! Big Congrats, Leslie!
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:20 AM

Great stuff, Congratulations Leslie. :)

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:08 AM

Neslie....Leslie ...hmmmm I dont know which one is more famous.

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