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Yoda purpurata, author: David Shale
  
Limopsis aurita  (Brocchi, 1814)Specimens from Djibouti Banks, Alboran Sea (actual size 10 mm including hairs), author: Gofas, Serge
  
Dugong dugon, Australia, (c) Doug Perrine, seapics.com, author: Self-Sullivan, Caryn
  
Xenoturbella churro
  
Holothuria sanctori, author: Roberto, Pillon
  

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Porifera editors participated in the very first online organised WoRMS-LifeWatch editor workshop

Added on: 2021-08-04 18:12:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
In the week of June 7th 2021, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many sub-registered – organized the very first online editor workshop, in which 13 Porifera-editors enthusiastically participated. ...

World Strepsiptera Database launched!

Added on: 2021-07-01 09:18:09 by Vandepitte, Leen
A world list of Strepsiptera – twisted-wing parasitoids – is now accessible through their very own portal, as part of Aphia, the platform behind the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The World Strepsiptera Database currently contains 605 accepted species, and will be updated to catch up with newly described species in the last 5 years. ...

In memoriam Leen van Ofwegen

Added on: 2021-06-28 08:47:48 by Vandepitte, Leen
Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen, eminent octocoral taxonomist, has passed away. ...

Awardees for the 2021 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2021-06-24 09:33:20 by Poffyn, Gizem
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Chad Walter, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Ralf Cordeiro. ...

WoRMS is being honored with new genus

Added on: 2021-06-14 14:52:04 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
For the first time, a genus has been named after WoRMS: Wormsina. ...

Flanders supported research data infrastructures played key role in UN Ocean report

Added on: 2021-04-27 14:17:18 by Vandepitte, Leen
On 21 April 2021, the United Nations launched the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA 2) on the state of the world’s ocean, covering environmental, economic and social aspects. ...

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