Thursday 09 February, 2011
From Science Network WA:
Phycologist Dr John Huisman has discovered three new genera and up to 50 new species of marine algae, all endemic to waters off the North West coast.
A new genus, discovered last year between White Island and Cape Leveque, is multicoloured and flat, clinging to the shady undersides of rocks without actually forming a coating.
Dr Huisman said he will publish his findings in a book about the north west seaweed flora.
“My overarching project at the moment is to write a marine Flora for the North West.”
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