Hydroid Biodiversity in the Northeast Pacific - VNHS
Nov 26/18 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hydroid biodiversity in the Northeast Pacific
Monday, November 26
7:30 – 9:00pm
Description:MARINE NIGHT 

Hydroid biodiversity in the Northeast Pacific: taxonomic perspectives and challenges

Hydroids are mostly marine, often colonial, gelatinous animals related to corals, anemones, and jellyfish. You may have seen hydroid colonies growing on the sides of floating docks like small bushy plants. They come in many different forms but these colonies are just one stage in their complex life cycle. Dr. Henry Choong, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Royal BC Museum, specializes in the taxonomy of hydroids. He will present an overview of hydroid diversity in the Northeast Pacific and highlight some of his most recent work on the biogeography and long-distance dispersal of hydroids. 
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 159 of the Fraser Building, University of Victoria. Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.
Organizer: Victoria Natural History Society
Victoria Natural History Society
Creator: Created by: Phil LambertCreated by: Phil Lambert