NAME NEW CRIT­TER

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

EVER wanted to name a crea­ture new to sci­ence?

ABC Ra­dio sci­ence pro­gram Off Track and the WA Mu­seum are run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to name a new species of nudi­branch.

The colour­ful sea slug was found by WA Mu­seum aquatic zo­ol­ogy se­nior re­search sci­en­tist Dr Nerida Wil­son.

“It was 16 years ago on a trip to Dampier when I first saw it,” Dr Wil­son said. “But it’s taken all th­ese years to ac­tu­ally get the time to sci­en­tif­i­cally con­firm that it is a new species, and now all we need is a name.” Visit mu­seum.wa.gov.au/ name-this-crea­ture.

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