The "Mud dragons of Norway" research project ends this year
Kinorhyncha research project takes place at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, as part of Nature diversity.
Top 5 objectives:
- To collect intertidal (and to some extent deep-sea) sediment samples;
- To undertake morphological species determination, and identification of the species likely to be new to Norway and/or science;
- To characterize molecularly the Kinorhyncha species detected in Norwegian waters;
- To provide state-of-the-art descriptions of newly discovered species;
- To establish a comprehensive overview on the biodiversity and geographic distribution of the Norwegian Kinorhyncha fauna.
Visit Kinorhyncha project progression and preliminary results
Kinorhyncha research project is funded for 2013-2014 by the artsprosjektet managed by Artsdatabanken (The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre).