NSTU teacher discovers new species of invertebrate animals
Dr Md. Belal Hossai, associate professor of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Science at Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU), has discovered a new species of invertebrate animals.
He discovered the new animals--Glycera sheikhmujibi, named after the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman-- from the coastal area in Hatia upazila of Noakhali district, said a press released issued by NSTU public relations officer Iftekhar Hossain.
In his successful journey, he was accompanied by Pat Hutchings, a scientist from Australian Museum Research Institute.
Earlier, Belal discovered four other species of aquatic invertebrates-- Nephtys Bangladeshi Neumania nobiprobia and Arrenums smiti from the coastal area of Bangladesh and Victoriopisa bruneiensis from Brunei.
Dr Belal did his graduation on marine science and fisheries from Chittagong University and masters from University of Hull, UK.
Later, he completed his PhD from Universiti Brunei Darussalam and post-doctorate degree from Australian Museum Research Institute.