An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Chelonia mydas, author: De Pooter, Daphnis
  
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), author: NOAA NMFS SWFSC PRD
  
Acanthocephalan,  Corynosoma sp., author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Roberta Miller
  
Chiton olivaceus, Italy, Giglio Island, Campese, author: Schwabe, Enrico
  
Marthasterias glacialis, author: Wirtz, Peter
  

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WoRMS and Aphia: a major update for AlgaeBase species

Added on: 2019-12-19 09:49:42 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The ongoing WoRMS – AlgaeBase synchronization collaboration results in a major update of algae in WoRMS ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019

Added on: 2019-12-18 10:32:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As we approach the end of the year it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019! ...

IUCN information updated in Aphia and the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone

Added on: 2019-12-13 10:59:55 by Vandepitte, Leen
Through a newly developed tool, the WoRMS Data Management Team can now make the IUCN Red List information immediately available through WoRMS. ...

European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) celebrates its 15th anniversary

Added on: 2019-11-05 17:08:03 by Fockedey, Nancy
Established in 2004, EurOBIS aims at centralising and making available the largely scattered marine species biogeographic data in Europe. Today – 15 years later – it hosts no less than 24 million distribution records of 62.299 species. Thanks to EurOBIS and the effort of many scientists working on a voluntary basis, these valuable data have a second life. ...

Fossil Isopods available in WoRMS

Added on: 2019-10-31 15:09:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
All the Isopod fossil species names have been added to WoRMS, with a link to their original description & type locality! ...

LifeWatch web-services allow fuzzy matching on the Catalogue of Life

Added on: 2019-09-16 09:30:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Catalogue of Life (CoL) was already available through the LifeWatch taxon match services, but the service has now been upgraded, allowing a fuzzy match similar to WoRMS! ...

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