Alex Mustard to co-host Nudisafari

Renowned underwater photographer Alex Mustard and nudibranch expert Bernard Picton are among the world famous speakers at the Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort in March 2013.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

The two Nudibranch Safaris which are being held at Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast in March 2013 will be hosted by some of the leading experts of the field:

Dr. Alex Mustard
Renowned underwater photographer, author and marine biologist Dr. Alex Mustard will co-host the first of the two safari weekends. Alex is known the world over through his many workshops, award-winning images and several books and articles.

With Alex on the team, participants on the first safari weekend will not only learn more about nudibranchs, but they will also have a great opportunity to improve their underwater photography skills.

» Click here to visit Alex Mustard's website

Prof. Dr. Bernard Picton
Currently working as Curator of Marine Invertebrates at the University in Belfast, Bernard Picton is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on nudibranchs.

Bernard Picton is the author of the authoritative A Field Guide to the Nudibranchs of the British Isles, as well as numerous other papers and publications on nudibranchs and marine biology. He has also described his very own species - the Doto hystrix.

A keen contributor to SeaSlugForum and other nudibranch forums on Facebook, he is well-known among nudibranch fans around the globe. He will not only co-host the first safari weekend together with Alex Mustard - he will also be there for the second weekend.

Dr. Jussi Evertsen
Together with Torkild Bakken (below), Jussi Evertsen has been running a project mapping the distribution and biology of nudibranchs along the central coast of Norway since 1997. They are experts on Norwegian nudibranchs and have published numerous papers on the subject.

Jussi Evertsen is currently a research fellow at Trondhjem Biological Station owned by the Department of Biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where he is researching the photosynthetic functionality in kleptoplastic sacoglossans.

Jussi and Torkild take part in the Nudibranch Safari for the fourth time, and will co-host the second safari weekend together with Bernard Picton.

» Click here to read more about the nudibranch project

Dr. Torkild Bakken
Not only a nudibranch expert, Torkild Bakken is also an authority on polychaetans (bristle worms). He is currently Associate Professor at the Museum of Natural History in Trondheim, where he among other things is responsible for the zoological collection to which the Nudibranch Safari participants have added several species over the last few years.

Since 1997 he has been running the above mentioned Nudibranch Project together with Jussi Evertsen.

Christian Skauge
Award-winning underwater photographer Christian Skauge is a self-taught nudibranch afficionado. He started the Nudibranch Safari in 2010 and has hosted and promoted the event since then.

He has written several articles about photographing nudibranchs, and is also a marine biology instructor with the Norwegian Diving Federation (NDF). He has run several marine biology and underwater photography workshops over the years.

If you are interested in nudibranchs, joining one of the two Nudibranch Safaris at Gulen Dive Resort in March 2013 will be right up your alley.

With the high-quality speakers above this is sure to be a unique event! You will have the opportunity to learn a lot about nudibranchs, not just in terms of biology, behaviour and identification - but also how to photograph them.

» Click here to read more and sign up for the Nudibranch Safari

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