Findings of a collaborative research between UPNG and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, which proves that the deep-sea of PNG has a high biodiversity of mega faunal communities including fish, crustaceans, molluscs, echinoderms, cold water corals and other marine animals, contrary to claims that there is not much biodiversity at great depths.
Deep-water biodiversity will be discussed in view of mining activity, bio-prospecting and carbon storage.
Title: Deep Sea Biodiversity of PNG as revealed by the BioPapua Cruise 2010
Presenter: Dr. Ralph Mana, Biology Sciences, UPNG
Date: Tuesday 26 July 2011
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Venue: Science Lecture Theatre