Collection Data

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Palau 2006

Section Responsible for Processing



These collections were made specifically to provide material for destructive sampling in molecular analysis. Hence all material collected by this expedition was fixed and preserved in 95% ethanol. A few select samples were preserved in RNA Later.


NSF funded sphaeromatid isopod project to R. Wetzer (PI). Expedition participants included N. D. Pentcheff and D. Striley. More detailed project information is available at:

Collection Location and Dates

Republic of Palau, July 2006, intertidal to ~100 ft. with SCUBA

Taxonomic Contents

Collecting emphasis was mostly on isopods and other crustaceans. Associated invertebrates, e.g., polychaetes, molluscs, echinoderms were also collected. Not very many isopods collected, but this collection rich in decapods.


All specimen data is contained in databases. There is no separately maintained paper file.

Description of Collection

Isopods have been removed from most unsorted samples. Unsorted debris and rubble also maintained.

Collection Inventory

~60 lots of material and include both sorted/identified and unsorted material.

Collection Assets

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08/05/2008 View [655.5 kB] Alpheid shrimp. Photo by K. Omura.
08/05/2008 View [556.9 kB] Caridea 1. Photo by K. Omura.
08/05/2008 View [212.2 kB] Caridea 2. Photo by K. Omura.

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