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[Annelida] RE: International Polychaete Day is nearly upon us!

Lovell, Larry via annelida%40net.bio.net (by LLovell from lacsd.org)
Tue Jun 30 15:26:16 EST 2015

Annelid fans,

Look like International Polychaete Day (IPD) will be a wonderful day, celebrating those wonderful worms and the great man who helped so many of us know them better.  Kristian was looking forward to this day.

In addition to what Karen provides below, the Southern California Association of Invertebrate Taxonomists (SCAMIT) will also have a tribute to polychaetes and Kristian on its website (to be posted later today or tomorrow).   There will be a banner on the home page that links to the tribute.

Worm regards to all,


Larry Lovell,  President
Southern California Association of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists
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Subject: [Annelida] International Polychaete Day is nearly upon us!

Most of these stories will be posted tomorrow so you can’t see the stories just yet.  If you know of ones we’ve missed here, please let me know.
1st International Polychaete Day – July 1, 2015

The first International Polychaete Day (1 July 2015) inaugurated in memory of Kristian Fauchald who passed away 5 April 2015.  What better way to remember and celebrate a great polychaetologist, mentor and friend than by sharing with the world the amazing animals he reveled in for 59 years?!  Below is an update of currently known activities and posts planned for the day. Please let us know if there are others.

Online International Polychaete Day features

To find IPD on twitter #InternationalPolychaeteDay

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:

•      Ocean Portal blog post (http://ocean.si.edu/)

•      Ocean Portal photo show of Alexander Semenov’s photography (http://ocean.si.edu/)

•      "14 Fun Facts about Bristleworms" on Smithsonian.com<http://Smithsonian.com/>

•      EOL species of the day (Bobbit worm) and a

•      EOL polychaete memory game (http://fieldguides.eol.org/memory/play.php?xmgp=3331372a506f6c7963686165746573212a687474702533412532462532463136302e3131312e3234382e3238253246636f6e74656e742532463230313525324630342532463237253246313225324633393730335f38385f38382e6a70672a31#<http://fieldguides.eol.org/memory/play.php?xmgp=3331372a506f6c7963686165746573212a687474702533412532462532463136302e3131312e3234382e3238253246636f6e74656e742532463230313525324630342532463237253246313225324633393730335f38385f38382e6a70672a31>)

•      Invertebrate Zoology Dept Blog (No Bones) biography of Kristian by Linda Ward (http://nmnh.typepad.com/no_bones/)

•      Biodiversity Heritage Library – blog post on McIntosh’s Monograph of the British Marine Annelids and its stunning illustrations (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/)

•      Video feature on deep-sea polychaetes (https://www.youtube.com/user/MBARIvideo)
National Museum Wales:
•      a storify recap of the day like this one
•      #WormWednesday

WoRMS (obituary by Fred Pleijel and Greg Rouse):

Australian Museum Sydney – Pat Hutchings and Lena Kupriyanova

National Geographic Science News, Photo show of polychaetes http://news.nationalgeographic.com/

University Museum of Bergen

National Museum of Scotland, http://blog.nms.ac.uk/<http://blog.nms.ac.uk/?p=10050>

In person activities:
Washington, DC, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Sant Ocean Hall and Q?RIUS, 10:30-4:30 Expert Is In with numerous experts from around the USA and beyond

Fort Pierce, Florida, USA, St. Lucie County Aquarium and Smithsonian Marine Station:
Polychaete activities with Aquarium science staff

Sydney, Australia, Australian Museum, Atrium, ground floor Eperts and Eleven - Elena Kupriyanova

Crete, Greece, Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos Polychaete activities with Aquarium science staff

London, Natural History Museum,
Polychaete activities with museum staff

Poyakonda, Russia, White Sea Biological Station Polychaete seminars by Professors Alexander Tzetlin and Anna Zhadan

Friday Harbor, Washington, USA Friday Harbor Laboratories and San Juan Islands Museum of Art Polychaete activities with professors and art display

Karen Osborn
osbornk from si.edu<mailto:osbornk from si.edu>
Research Zoologist/Curator
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, MRC-163 P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 USA

Courier address:
Smithsonian Institution, MRC 0163, Natural History, West Loading Dock 10th and Constitution Ave., Washington, DC 20560

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