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Guardian breaks embargo on mantis shrimp study

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The Guardian broke the embargo early this morning on a study about mantis shrimp larvae, prompting the journal to lift the embargo early.

Kathryn Knight, the journal press officer working on the story, told Embargo Watch that the Guardian broke the embargo on the Journal of Experimental Biology study, which was scheduled to lift at 2300 BST tonight:

I have investigated and the journalist has apologised for misreading the date.

I have lifted the embargo, notified everyone that received the press release and asked EurekAlert to lift the embargo on their draft of the press release as soon as the US office opens.

I am satisfied that this is a genuine mistake.

Written by Ivan Oransky

April 29, 2021 at 9:25 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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