An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Marine tardigrade Floractus heimi, author: Kristensen, Reinhardt
  
Oscarella balibaloi, author: Pérez Thierry
  
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), author: NOAA NMFS SWFSC PRD
  
Nonionina inflata Alth, 1850, author: Le Coze, François
  
Areospora rohanae, author: Feist, Stephen
  

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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. ...

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 ...

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