The World Register of Marine Species aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally, ever published

Acanthocephalan,  Corynosoma sp., author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Roberta Miller
  
Periphylla periphylla, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moira Galbraith
  
Lernanthropus trachuri from Brian, A 1906
  
Marine iguana, author: Debergh, Heidi
  
Morus bassanus - Northern Gannet, author: Chardine, John
  

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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. ...

Scleractinian WoRMS portal launched

Added on: 2018-04-19 16:15:03 by Hoeksema, Bert
The scleractinian corals are now accessible though their own list portal. This World List contains over 1 500 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for scleractinian taxa ...

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of WoRMS with another publication: general insights and experiences from the DMT

Added on: 2018-04-09 08:45:26 by Vandepitte, Leen
Earlier today, PLoS One published a new Open Access paper in their WoRMS collection, entitled ‘A decade of the World Register of Marine Species – general insights and experiences from the Data Management Team’. The paper was written on occasion of the 10-year celebration of WoRMS, to highlight what WoRMS has been able to accomplish in the last decade and where we wish to go in the future … ...

WoRMS, FishBase and SeaLifeBase sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Added on: 2018-04-05 10:36:59 by Vandepitte, Leen
This MoU provides the basis for cooperative work between and by FishBase and SeaLifeBase and the World Register of Marine Species. ...

Call for WoRMS Award Nominations

Added on: 2018-03-29 09:57:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
It is time again to nominate editors for the WoRMS Achievement Award and WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award. The deadline for nominations is April 30! ...

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