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HI Gustav and all 

We had a mass stranding of cucs earlier this year - lots of photos

I will work with work with Mark to get the ID and hope to prepare a short article of the BdM Bull

All the best

Maria


Dr. Maria Byrne
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University of Sydney
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> On 4 Dec 2016, at 6:59 am, Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi Yves – I asked for specimens, of course, but no one had taken material.  The word is out though.  Cheers – Gustav
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> From: flmnh-aspidolist [mailto:[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Yves Samyn
> Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 6:12 AM
> To: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: News
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> Hello Gustav et al,
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> 'Cool', if spare (wel relaxed and preserved) specimens of this species would still be available, we in Brussels would be most interested to accomodate them.
> Their accomodating address would be:
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> Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
> Yves SAMYN
> Conservator Invertebrates Collection (Non Insects)
> Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
> Tel: + 32 (0)2 627 41 24 (office)
> Fax: + 32 (0)2 627 41 41 (office)
> Mail: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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> cheers - Yves
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> From: Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Sent: Sat 03-12-2016 09:10
> Subject: FW: News
> To: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>; 
> FYI – the “deep sea cuke” is the shallow water Molpadia arenicola J
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> From: Bruno Pernet [mailto:[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>] 
> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 9:20 PM
> To: Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: Re: News
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> This episode was kind of cool, as it gave me an opportunity to convey a tiny piece of information to two reporters and then to watch it evolve as it passed through the media and internet. I said absolutely nothing about the deep sea to reporters. Likewise, I did not even hint that this stranding was somehow a consequence of warming ocean temperatures, but that has also been attributed to me. Very interesting, and a bit disturbing.
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> Bruno
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> On Dec 2, 2016, at 7:42 AM, Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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> OK – that is funny.  I should have known.  Paul Barber sent me a picture of one a few days back.  So not a deep sea beast after all.  Much more sense.
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> From: Bruno Pernet [mailto:[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>] 
> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 10:46 AM
> To: Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: Re: News
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> Molpadia arenicola! I didn’t know who it was Tues pm when people were calling; figured it out Wednesday morning.
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> Bruno
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> On Dec 1, 2016, at 7:52 PM, Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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> Hi Bruno – I could not really see much in the article other than your name – curious what critter was involved?  Cheers - Gustav
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> From: flmnh-aspidolist [mailto:[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Alexander M. Kerr
> Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:00 AM
> To: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Fwd: News
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> Deep sea cukes was ashore en masse; see link below
> Alexander M Kerr
> Associate Professor of Biology
> Marine Laboratory
> University of Guam
> Mangilao GU 96913 USA
> Tel: 1-671-735-2182/2175
> http://www.guammarinelab.org/alexkerr.html <http://www.guammarinelab.org/alexkerr.html>
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> Date: 30 November 2016 at 22:17
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> http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/11/29/expert-mysterious-sea-creatures-washed-ashore-in-huntington-beach-most-likely-species-of-sea-cucumbers/ <http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/11/29/expert-mysterious-sea-creatures-washed-ashore-in-huntington-beach-most-likely-species-of-sea-cucumbers/>
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