This research was carried out at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the University of Plymouth with funding from the Leverhulme Trust and the NBC Martin-Fellowship. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 746186.

© 2017 Deborah Wall-Palmer

September 5, 2019

Download the family Atlantidae species poster here to help with your species identifications, for teaching, or to decorate your office! 

Species drawings are to scale and include useful spire and keel base colouration.

Just click on the poster image to download...

February 5, 2018

With our new article ‘Global biogeography and genetic diversity of the atlantid heteropods’, currently in press in Progress in Oceanography, we can finally release our reference dataset of atlantid CO1 sequences. 439 new sequences for the family Atlantidae are now avai...

January 25, 2018

Our new study on the vertical distribution and migration of atlantid heteropods is now published as a Feature Article in Marine Ecology Progress Series. A second article, on the global biogeography and genetic diversity of the atlantid heteropods will also soon be publ...

September 13, 2017

When your shopping list includes eight turkey basters, freeze dried algae, 50 plastic sweet jars and about a kilometre of electrical tape, you know there is some creative science stirring!

The colourful and energetic excitement of a pteropod rich sample of live zooplank...

August 4, 2017

Calcifying plankton are amongst the most vulnerable organisms to imminent ocean changes, including ocean acidification and ocean warming. As a considerable part of the ocean food web, it is important to understand how calcifying plankton will be affected by these chang...

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