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9th Edition Species List is released

The 9th Edition of A Taxonomic Listing of Benthic Macro- and Megainvertebrates from Infaunal and Epibenthic Monitoring Programs in the Southern California Bight is now available. It is in searchable PDF format. This edition is expected to remain available until it is superceded by the fully online species database.

Upcoming SCAMIT Meetings

Monday 21 July 2014 9:30–3:30
Bight ’13 Echinoderms at OCSD.

Bight ’13 echinoderm taxonomists will meet to discuss and resolve problem identifications, review voucher specimens, and present new provisional taxa. Please contact Kelvin Barwick (kbarwick@OCSD.COM) and confirm your attendance so he can put you on the visitors list for that day.

Monday 28 July 2014 9:30–3:30
Bight ’13 Miscellaneous Phyla at LACSD.

Bight ’13 miscellaneous phyla taxonomists will meet to discuss and resolve problem identifications, review voucher specimens, and present new provisional taxa. Check in as a visitor with the receptionist at the administration building on the west side of Figueroa. The lab is located directly across the street on the east side of Figueroa. Visitor parking is limited in the lab parking lot so you will likely need to park across the west side of the street.

Monday 4 August 2014 9:30–3:30
Bight ’13 Polychaetes at NHMLAC, Polychaete Collections Room.

Bight ’13 polychaete taxonomists will meet to discuss and resolve problem identifications, review voucher specimens, and present new provisional taxa. Park in the Museum’s own lot on the SW side of building (entrance on east side of Bill Robertson Lane) and tell the cashier you’re here for a SCAMIT meeting. Check in with security at the SW staff entrance to the museum in the Jean Delacour Auditorium Foyer. Contact Leslie at 1-213-763-3234 if you need directions to the Collections Room. If you’re cold-blooded bring a sweater — temperature in the room is set at 65 F.

Monday 22 September 2014 9:30–3:30
Bight ’13 Polychaetes at NHMLAC, Polychaete Collections Room. Note date and room change.

Bight ’13 polychaete taxonomists will meet to discuss and resolve problem identifications, review voucher specimens, and present new provisional taxa. Park in the Museum’s own lot on the SW side of building (entrance on east side of Bill Robertson Lane) and tell the cashier you’re here for a SCAMIT meeting. Check in with security at the SW staff entrance to the museum in the Jean Delacour Auditorium Foyer.

Monday 8 September 2014 9:30–3:30
Bight ’13 Miscellaneous Phyla FID at San Diego.

This second Misc Phyla meeting will be concentrating on difficult and unusual FIDs from Bight ’13 stations outside the normal bathymetric range for monitoring stations. This next meeting is to focus on rare/unusual problem animals to see if we can reach consensus, even if only for a provisional name, rather than verifying vouchers or assisting others with FIDs of more “common” species.

Questions? Contact: Leslie Harris at lharris@nhm.org or Larry Lovell at llovell@lacsd.org.

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