Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019

Added on 2019-12-18 10:32:48 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As we approach the end of the year it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019!
The aim of this list is to highlight the fascinating discoveries of the numerous new marine species being made every year, to the wider public (see last year’s winners here).

Like last year we again plan to release our list to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! If you were unaware of this celebration of all the work that Taxonomists do, you can find more here, and here.

Please submit nominations for your favourite species via this form.
The species must have been published in 2019, must be marine, and can be a fossil species.
Nominations should include the completed form and:
  • A pdf of the paper in which the species was described.
  • At least one good image of the species (with copyright and ownership information).
Good examples will have a compelling story behind the description, e.g. rare or unusual morphology, an interesting name, importance to society e.g for conservation/ medical importance/ toxic/ dangerous.

We also need help to decide on the final list. Self-nomination for the decision panel is welcome. The decisions will be made via email discussion/vote. 
Please send your nominations on this form, or to volunteer to join the decision committee to: with the subject 'Top-Ten Marine Species'.   
We would like all suggestions by Friday 1st February, 2020 to enable the decision and preparation of the pages in time for March 19th.
We look forward to receiving your input!

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2019


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