Publication updates 23 & 24: New Malaysian land snail genus and species named after the late Dr. Tony Whitten

In honour of the late Dr. Tony Whitten, the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology has just published a special Memorial Issue showcasing articles celebrating Tony’s career and new species or genera named after him. Project Limestone researchers named one new genus and one new species after him.

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Tony was an avid supporter of Rimba’s Project Limestone. Up to his last day, Tony was still trying his best to bring scientists like us and the cement industry closer together to explore how limestone biodiversity can be better protected (see Tony in action in this video: min 27:37 onwards). Continue reading

Publication update 22: Catch and release: Novel predation strategy by white-bellied sea-eagle on island flying fox in Peninsular Malaysia demonstrates flying fox swimming ability

Sheema and Reuben just published a short communication, together with Marcus Chua of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, describing an opportunistic observation from Tioman Island. Big thanks to Adrià López-Baucells of JBRC/SECEMU!!

Marcus created this video to better communicate the paper visually.

View/download the paper: Aziz S.A., Chua M.A.H. and Clements G.R. 2019. Catch and release: Novel predation strategy by white-bellied sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) on island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) in Peninsular Malaysia demonstrates flying fox swimming ability. Journal of Bat Research and Conservation 12(1): 64-66.