An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Holothuria sanctori, author: Roberto, Pillon
Periphylla periphylla, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moira Galbraith
Aequipecten tehuelchus, author: Delsing, Jan
Aspidarachna clypeata, author: Merrin, Kelly
Alcyonium digitatum Linnaeus, 1758, author: Daniel Vaulot



Harmful Algal Bloom editor workshop

Added on: 2022-01-21 09:23:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
In November 2021, the editors of the UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae organized a workshop. This took place in Hillerød, Denmark with a large physical attendance, supplemented with online attendance of a few editors and the WoRMS Data Management Team. ...

In Memoriam of Philip Roy Pugh

Added on: 2021-12-22 14:25:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Emeritus Professor Philip Roy Pugh on 24 November 2021. ...

Formally introducing: the World Register of Introduced Marine Species (WRiMS)

Added on: 2021-12-14 15:19:20 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In a publication hot off the press, the WRiMS editors and the WoRMS Data Management Team discuss the data sources and history, the data validation, the database structure and software, the data management and the future needs of WRiMS. ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2021

Added on: 2021-12-13 12:30:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Once again taxonomists have continued to publish many wonderful new species throughout the last year, despite all the challenges post by a global pandemic situation. So as we approach the end of 2021 it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top Ten Marine Species of 2021! ...

Jim Lowry In Memoriam

Added on: 2021-11-29 11:20:38 by Vandepitte, Leen
Jim Lowry passed away in Lecce, Italy on November 4th. ...

Catalogue of Life: 20 years of documenting life on Earth

Added on: 2021-11-08 09:30:12 by Tavernier, Annelies
This year, 2021, marks CoL's 20th anniversary and it is a time to celebrate! Milestones include reaching over 2 million accepted species and the completion of the new Catalogue of Life infrastructure. ...

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