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Shirley Sorokin

I have always worked with marine invertebrates, firstly at JCU and AIMS in Townsville and then at SARDI Aquatic Sciences and SA Museum in Adelaide. I have broad knowledge of marine invertebrate identification - and a special interest in sponges. I also have an interest in taxonomic work in support of marine biotechnology/drug discovery. As part of this community I am interested in getting 'working names' on specimens already on the shelves in museums and getting them to specialists for confirmation towards documentation of our Australian fauna.

Shirley's work profile

Shirley works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution

Shirley's primary institution is: South Australian Museum

Shirley's position is: Collection Manager, Marine Invertebrates

Shirley's work in taxonomy 

Shirley has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Shirley's skills are in Classification

Shirley works on the taxonomy of Animals, Sponges,

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Shirley is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

Contact from others in the taxonomy community regarding taxonomy-related issues

Contact from members of the public for advice in areas of expertise (but not for identifications)

Contact from members of the public for identifications in areas of expertise

Contact re potential citizen science projects that could contribute to taxonomic research

Use the button below to contact Shirley for one of the reasons above. Please don't make contact for any other reason.