Tag Archives: Nudibranchia

Norwegian nudibranchs – about the project

Norwegian nudibranchs is the title of a research project Jussi Evertsen and I have been running on and off since 1997. The main aim has been to study the diversity of nudibranchs in Norwegian waters. Number of species, their distribution and abundance was the aims from the start. After several years with this scope the project was expanded to encompass DNA barcoding of the entire Norwegian nudibranch fauna, as well as taxonomy of selected species. In the years to come taxonomy of species, species groups, and phylogeny will be the main aims of the project. Continue reading Norwegian nudibranchs – about the project

Sampling sea slugs in the Sognefjord

Sampling nudibranchs in the outer part of the Sognefjorden at Gulen, has been a priority mid-March the last four years. This year it turned out to be very productive. More than 50 species were found providing specimens to or research on nudibranchs. This year we had the pleasure to meet Bernard Picton and work with him at Gulen. This will certainly extend our nudibranch project with collaboration with Bernard, firstly with species of the genus Flabellina. Continue reading Sampling sea slugs in the Sognefjord

New nudibranchs to Norway – more knowledge on diversity of sea slugs

Five new species of sea slugs (nudibranchs) have been found in Norwegian coastal waters for the first time. Intensive field work over the last few years have provided new knowledge on distribution and abundance on several species not often observed. These results are a part of our long-going project on diversity of Norwegian nudibranchs we have had running since 1997. Continue reading New nudibranchs to Norway – more knowledge on diversity of sea slugs