USFSM students discover new species in Sarasota Bay

SARASOTA – A cousin to ‘roly–poly isopods,’ common to backyards, is found along Sarasota Bay by USF Sarasota–Manatee students. USFSM assistant biology professor Carlos Santamaria is grateful for once that his students didn’t follow directions. As a result, they found a previously undiscovered species of isopods in Sarasota Bay’s mangroves, a discovery that came after his students second–guessed him on where to collect the specimens,...

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