An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Scanning electron micrograph of Echinoderes skipperae, author: Sørensen, Martin
  
Grey sea slug - Aeolidia papillosa (Linnaeus, 1761), author: Bruno Van Bogaert
  
Chrysochromulina polylepis, author: Larsen, Jacob
  
Fucus serratus Linnaeus, 1753, author: Francisco Arenas
  
Pseudolella granulifera, author: Campinas Bezerra, Tania Nara
  

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How to inventory the names of all species on Earth

Added on: 2018-09-12 15:33:04 by Fockedey, Nancy
Marine biologists say they have demonstrated an e-solution to the management of the millions of names of animals and plants on Earth that other biologists could adopt. ...

DiatomBase Portal launched!

Added on: 2018-06-27 09:18:16 by Vandepitte, Leen
After more than 2 years of preparations, the DiatomBase portal is now officially launched. ...

Talitraits: Feeding the Talitridae species in WoRMS with a variety of ecological information

Added on: 2018-06-05 16:25:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
Last week - on May 30 and 31st – 8 thematic experts on Talitridae came together for the first time during a LifeWatch-WoRMS sponsored workshop. The workshop took place at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Crete, where it was organized back-to-back with the 8th International Sandy Beaches Symposium (ISBS). The group focused on identifying relevant traits for the Talitridae, and adding this data through the Amphipoda Species Database. ...

WRiMS: reporting introduced species in WoRMS 2.0

Added on: 2018-05-24 12:35:40 by Lanssens, Thomas
On 23 April 2018, a number of editors of the World Register of Introduced Species (WRiMS) started a three day workshop in the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). These three days were used to evaluate, complete and improve the content of this WoRMS thematic register (TSD). ...

Early Career & Achievement Award granted to François Le Coze and Geoff Read

Added on: 2018-05-17 17:37:41 by Vanhoorne, Bart
The 2nd WoRMS Early Career Researchers and 3rd WoRMS Achievement Award were granted respectively to François Le Coze and Geoff Read. Congratulations! ...

WoRMS press release: Celebrating a Decade of the World Register of Marine Species

Added on: 2018-04-23 09:01:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
In 2018, to celebrate a decade of WoRMS' existence, it was decided to compile a list of our top marine species, both for 2017 and for the previous decade. ...

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