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Scanning electron micrograph of Echinoderes skipperae, author: Sørensen, Martin
Pseudodiaptomus marinus, author: Van Ginderdeuren, Karl
Morus bassanus - Northern Gannet, author: Chardine, John
Tubificoides heterochaetus habitus, author: van Haaren, Ton, Grontmij | team Ecologie
Hemithiris psittacea, author: Nozères, Claude



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. ...

Aphia now compliant with the new Catalogue of Life Data Package (COLDP) format and exporting several WoRMS subregisters

Added on: 2021-04-16 09:52:06 by Vandepitte, Leen
From now onwards, the Aphia infrastructure is capable of exporting several of its sub-registers to the Catalogue of Life (COL) in their new Data Package format. This new format was developed to overcome some of the limitations in currently used formats. ...

World Kinorhyncha Database launched!

Added on: 2021-03-29 16:50:13 by Poffyn, Gizem
The Kinorhyncha are now accessible through their own portal, as part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). This World Database contains over 300 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for Kinorhyncha taxa. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2020

Added on: 2021-03-18 16:08:31 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released the annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the year 2020 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

In memoriam Daphne Fautin

Added on: 2021-03-16 11:41:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
We are sad to share that Dr. Daphne Fautin, eminent taxonomist of anthozoans, has passed away. ...

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