Sasaki Workshop – CIAC 2015, Hakodate

Madoka Sasaki was a brilliant Japanese cephalopod taxonomist who described numerous new species.  Today’s workshop gave researchers from across the world the opportunity to examine important type specimens from Sasaki’s collections.

CC Lu (Right) and his colleagues from Taiwan examine preserved octopus specimens
CC Lu (Right) and his colleagues from Taiwan examine preserved octopus specimens

This was also a chance for young researchers new to taxonomy to get some guidance from other members of the research community.  Talks by Ian Glendall, CC Lu, Mandy Reid, Jaruwat Nabhitabhata and Kat Bolstad explored a range of topics and taxa.