A team of researchers from the Department of Biology at the College of Science at the UAE University (UAEU), in cooperation with a number of researchers and international centres in Russia, succeeded in discovering an unknown type of crustacean ” Diplostraca” of microorganisms in the animal kingdom in Arabian Peninsula within the group of common species.

The research was led by Professor Waleed Hamza – from the Department of Biology at the College of Science at the UAEU, in collaboration with Professor Alex Kotov, researcher Anna Nertina from the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution in Russia, Dr. Khaled Amiri – Director of Khalifa Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, researchers from the Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters at the Russian Academy of Sciences, a master’s student from the Department of Biology, and Shamma Al Neyadi, who spent 21 days at the Russian Institute to perfect her drawings using the most advanced camera Lucida.