Student Mei Nelissen with mussels and tiny crustaceans

[English version]
For her bachelor project at Royal NIOZ, Mei Nelissen (from Utrecht University), is exploring the diversity of small sized crustaceans (copepods) associated with mussel beds at Texel. Whilst the larger sized animals are typically well known, the smaller sized animals that we can’t see with our eyes are much less explored. Among this hidden community are also new, yet unkown species. Mei found a copepod that likely is new to science and that will be subject to a formal species description.