Operation Wallacea

December 9, 1998
From: Richard Smith

Dear Dr Rudman,
I thought I would just drop you a line, although I'm not sure if this is the right place to do it, as I have just returned from a 8 week stint with Operation Wallacea on Hoga Island.I caught the nudibranch bug and whilst I was there saw a total of 70 species 13 of which were OWN numbers so I suspect you will be seeing their pictures in due course. Everyones favorite was a 3mm aeolid a Cuthona sp or Flabellina it had many cera which were dark brown/grey and they had reflecting speckles like tinsel all over they were reds and green and blue it was really beautifull. I am currently on a gap year before university to study zoology and would thoroghly recommend the project to anyone and the enthusiasm of the science people is what really got me interested in the nudis.

Richard Smith


Smith, R., 1998 (Dec 9) Operation Wallacea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/370

Thanks for the message Richard. Any one interested should have a look at the Operation Wallacea website for details. I look forward to posting the pictures on the Forum in due course .. Bill Rudman.

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