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[Annelida] Greenlandic Capitella

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.co.nz
Sun Jul 9 21:51:12 EST 2006

Dear Danny, Mary, & others interested,

My opinion, probably shared by you, is that material from within a few km  of 
the type locality (as deduced) is necessary for a re-description and genetic 
bar coding, although material from the western Greenland coast as close as the 
southwest tip as mentioned by Danny would be indicative.

As there is very likely nothing available in museums a targetted collection 
must be made.

If I have the right place Paamiut (formerly Frederikshåb) is a town at the 
head of a fjord. In that town are people (population was 1,817 as of 2005), 
and some of those people will be naturalists (well maybe). Perhaps someone 
there can be persuaded to collect polychaetes from the shore or shallows? Now 
(summer) would be a good time to find out. 

"Be sure that at any time you can allways write to us if you should have any 
kind of questions."  (Lars Sørensen, Borgmester, e-mail: paamiut at paamiut.gl)

There is also an e-mail for tourist enquiries — peel at paamiut.gl, and some sort 
of air connection.

I am a bit far away. Otherwise be sure I'd offer to go visit.  :-)

A good place to look would be near the local sewage outfall or fish-processing 
discharge, if present. But would the Capitella flourishing there be a native?  


  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.co.nz>

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