Good news from Marine Biodiversity Survey

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Berthelinia sp
Berthelinia sp

According to the local news, The Straits Times, lately, the 5 years comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey (CMBS) has collected about 30,000 specimens which are conducting in mudflats, seabeds and reed habitats.

elysia slug
elysia slug

14 species have been identified possibly new to science, more than 80 new records have been found and about 10 have been rediscovered.

Labuanium politum
Labuanium politum
ula anatina, a rediscover
ula anatina, a rediscover

????????????????????????The ‘Lipstick’ sea anemone found in mudflats at Pulau Ubin, is a predatory animal which has a distinctive red mouth and may not have been recorded anywhere else in the world.

sacoglossa
sacoglossa
undescribed-copepod
undescribed-copepod

'Zee' an undetermined mangrove gobyAnother species identified as possibly new to science is the orange-clawed mangrove crab found in coastal mangroves and a small goby, nicknamed ‘Zee’ found in mudflats off Lim Chu Kang.

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9 thoughts on “Good news from Marine Biodiversity Survey

    gita4elamats said:
    May 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    WOW! 🙂

    Awards from Ajaytao | theseeker said:
    June 10, 2013 at 1:23 am

    […] Add Grain on Earth […]

    seeker said:
    June 10, 2013 at 1:29 am
      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      I appreciate that! Thank you! 🙂

        seeker said:
        June 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm

        My pleasure, come and get them. 😛

    sarahlouisek said:
    June 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I’ve been interested in sea anemones ever since I wrote about them in grade school. That’s back when we looked things up in The Encyclopedia, and found pictures of our subjects in magazines.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Yes, and in some way they looks creepy! 🙂

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