The "Mud dragons of Norway" research project ends this year

Thursday, 24 April, 2014

Kinorhyncha research project takes place at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, as part of Nature diversity.

Natural History Museum, University of OsloTop 5 objectives:

  1. To collect intertidal (and to some extent deep-sea) sediment samples;
  2. To undertake morphological species determination, and identification of the species likely to be new to Norway and/or science;
  3. To characterize molecularly the Kinorhyncha species detected in Norwegian waters;
  4. To provide state-of-the-art descriptions of newly discovered species;
  5. 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).