Recognition for Sea Slug Forum (3)

January 18, 2000
From: Nancy White

Subject: Community MiniCase Study: SeaSlug Forum
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000

I was perusing the excellent Scout Report today ( and noted the Sea Slug Forum. At first I giggled. Then I hit the site. It is worth the slow download time if you love sea creatures. But more germane to this list, it is also an excellent example of adding interaction to a very focused site. Great (and clear) sense of mission and purpose, with an excellent and responsive host! Check out the membership and see how this community has connected with those who study and are interested in sea slugs.

What a service! Incredible use of images for a REASON (vs. "just having them") It was a pleasure to discover such a great site!

From the Scout Report:
"Sea Slug Forum.
Produced by the Australian Museum and maintained by Dr. Bill Rudman, the recently redesigned Sea Slug Forum is an excellent resource for information on nudibranchs and related sea slugs such as bubble-shells, sea hares, and side-gilled slugs. One of the chief features of the site is a lengthy species list that links to lovely photos, brief descriptions, distribution information, and related messages from the site's Forum. The site also offers a sizable collection of short pieces and archived forum messages on a variety of general topics, arranged alphabetically. Users can send their own questions and review messages sent to the site along with Dr. Rudman's replies by date or via a keyword search engine. Additional resources include suggested reading, related annotated links, and information on forum participants. "

P.S. Dr. Rudman, I'm cc-ing you this message so you know I've posted this information about your site. I was so impressed with your efforts, I wanted to share them with the list group!

Nancy White
Full Circle Associates

White, N., 2000 (Jan 18) Recognition for Sea Slug Forum (3) . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Sorry about the download time. Hopefully that is a temporary problem brought about about by the popularity of the museum's websites. It shoul be resolved in a few weeks.
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Jan 18). Comment on Recognition for Sea Slug Forum (3) by Nancy White . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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