Victory | May 23, 2014

Species discovered and named after Oceana chosen as one of Top 10 New Species

The International Institute for Species Exploration at New York State University (IISE – SUNY) included Spiculosiphon oceana among the Top 10 New Species for 2014. This new species was found during the 2012 Oceana Ranger expedition, on a seamount near Palos cape, in the Spanish Mediterranean. A one-celled organism, S. oceana reaches 4 cm in length and looks like a carnivorous sponge. The protozoan was identified in collaboration with the Spanish High Council for Scientific Research.

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