Coral Reef Biotic Survey

Diver

Research scientists from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology (Terry Gosliner, Chrissy Piotrowski, and Gary Williams) conducted a continuation of an ongoing Academy biotic survey on the coral reefs of southwestern Luzon, Philippines in November of 2012.  Imaging and specimen collection focused on gorgonian and pennatulacean octocorals, errant polychaetes, and opisthobranch gratropods.  The studies were conducted on the coral reefs by SCUBA diving.  Material was brought back for the marine invertebrate collection at the Academy to be curated and permanently housed.  A visit to the marine invertebrate collection of the University of the Philippines in Manila, allowed for study of coral reef invertebrates that were previously collected from the same region.

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natural history collection

The Importance of Natural History Collections

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Front Cover Hearst Publication

CAS Special Publication: The Coral Triangle - The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition

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Biodiversity Workshop Poster

Three researchers from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology (Terry Gosliner, Chrissy Piotrowski, and Gary Williams) presented lectures and participated in the 2012...

Diver

Research scientists from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology (Terry Gosliner, Chrissy Piotrowski, and Gary Williams) conducted a continuation of an ongoing...

Deep-sea biota at 1200 feet in depth off the Farallones Islands

Gary Williams, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology, was the invertebrate zoologist on board the ROV Deep-Sea Coral Cruise in the Gulf of the Farallones...

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Read KQED's story about California Academy of Science researcher Dr. Rebecca Johnson's study of evolutionary color patterns in chromodorid nudibranchs. 

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Notes from the Field

Academy Scientist Terry Gosliner talks Nudibranchs, Corals and Readers’ Questions in The New York Times.

Nudibranchs, Corals and Readers’ Questions...