Monday 11th October 2010
"A tiny fish the size of a grain of rice pudding has been found in Scottish waters for the first time. Guillet's goby, Europe's smallest marine fish, was discovered by independent marine biologists Rachel Hope and Dr Richard Shucksmith while scuba diving in the Lunna Peninsula off the coast of Scotland. The discovery, published in the journal Marine Biodiversity records, is the most northerly record of the fish and extends the goby's range by 140 miles." (The Scotsman, 7.10.10)
Marine Biodiversity Records http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=MBD is a rapid peer-reviewed, online publication that complements the long-established Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Marine Biodiversity Records has been launched in response to the changing marine and coastal environment and an increasing demand for the documentation of marine organisms in locations where they have not formerly been recorded, as well as of species loss from habitats. Marine Biodiversity Records therefore welcomes original research articles which document and review changes in geographical ranges of marine species, including the effects of the introduction of novel or alien species to marine ecosystems, and of taxonomic studies relevant to these changes.
Access to this new online journal is only available with all 2009 bundled and online subscriptions to Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Articles in Volume 1 were previously published and available from the MBA web site.
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