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Hi Yves

We had cyclonic conditions following the El Nino - the devastation was amazing meters of debris on the beaches - many echinoderms, octopus, fishes - whole kelp beds stripped.

John Lawrence wrote a review of this many years ago for the echinoderms.

I will send you a specimen - and some photos - there were so many on the beach 

I am just about to head for Hong Kong today - but will try to get to this before Christmas.

All the best

Maria



Dr. Maria Byrne
Professor Marine and Developmental Biology
F13
University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia
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> On 4 Dec 2016, at 7:32 am, Yves Samyn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi Maria,
>  
> Any idea what's the cause od these mass strandings? Must be stormy (subsurface) conditions
>  
> If you would got spare specimns to share with our collection: you know my address..
>  
> Best wishes - Yves
>  
> -----Original message-----
> From:	Maria Byrne <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent:	Sat 03-12-2016 21:11
> Subject:	Re: News
> To:	[log in to unmask]; 
> 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
> Professor Marine and Developmental Biology
> F13
> University of Sydney
> NSW 2006
> Australia
> 61-2-93515167
> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> http://s <http://s/>ydney.edu.au/medicine/anatomy/research/labs/byrne
> 
>> On 4 Dec 2016, at 6:59 am, Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[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
>>  
>> 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:
>> 
>> 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
>>  
>> -----Original message-----
>> 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
>>  
>> 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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>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>> Date: 30 November 2016 at 22:17
>> Subject: News
>> To: "Alexander M. Kerr" <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>> 
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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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