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!
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 your nominations for your favourite species via this form.

The species must have been published in 2021 (validly published between 01/01/2021 and 31/12/2021), must be marine, but can be a fossil species.

Please 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 suggestions for inclusion in the list or to volunteer to join the decision committee to with the subject 'Top-Ten Marine Species'.   

Closing date for submission of nominations is Friday 4th February, 2022 to enable the decision and preparation of the pages in time for March 19th 2022.

We look forward to receiving your input!

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

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