Flora of drift plastics: a new red algal genus, Tsunamia transpacifica (Stylonematophyceae) from Japanese tsunami debris in the northeast Pacific Ocean
John A West, Gayle I Hansen, Takeaki Hanyuda, Giuseppe C Zuccarello
Algae | KOREAN SOC PHYCOLOGY | Published : 2016
Awarded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
We thank Russ Lewis and John Chapman who made the initial collections of the debris objects. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment and North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) provided partial support for GIH & TH during the current study. The US Environmental Protection Agency provided laboratory space for GIH during the study. JW used personal funds for culturing and light microscopy and is grateful to Geoff McFadden, University of Melbourne, for use of facilities and supplies in doing this research. Susan Loiseaux de Goer provided critical Photoshop advice for arranging and improving the photographic figures. For accessioning Tsunamia herbarium specimens, we thank Nimal Karunajeewa and Pina Milne, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne; Michael Wynne, University of Michigan; and Kathy Ann Miller, University of California at Berkeley. Julie Sexton accessioned the culture at CCMP, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine.