Assoc. Prof. Dr. Apostol Apostolov announced the implementation of the only and most comprehensive study on the copepod fauna of Iceland, entitled “Les Harpacticoides Marins (Crustacea, Copepoda) d’Iclande”.
The book thoroughly covers eight years in identifying and classifying samples from an area of 758,000 square meters and a depth of 20 to 3,500 meters between Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
The Monograph describes thirty-three species belonging to twenty-three genera of eight families. Twenty-one species of fifteen genera have been identified that are new to science, including the new genus Pontobradya. Seventeen other genera are new to Iceland’s fauna.
The book is based on its research and the results of materials from samples collected under the BIOICE program.