Thomson Unicomarine’s Principal Taxonomist to introduce new species at International Conference

Thomson Unicomarine’s Principal Taxonomist, Dr Ruth Barnich, is currently preparing for the 12th International Polychaete Conference. The conference is being held at the National Museum Wales, in Cardiff from the 1st – 5th August, and is the most important conference in the polychaete world.

Ruth is a well known polychaetologist, who specialises in the taxonomy of scale worms. At the conference, she will present an update of the species currently recognised in the genus Malmgrenia, from the Northeast Atlantic, including two new species, which she recently discovered, one from the North Sea, the other from the Celtic Sea.

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