Joann Glorioso

Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

Nicolas Bailly on how SeaLifeBase was built from an ’empty shell’ of FishBase

On the fifth episode of the FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary Podcast, Dr Nicolas Bailly tells the story of how he took part in the creation of SeaLifeBase by taking an empty shell of the FishBase database structure and populating it with information from the Catalogue of Life (CoL). He also explains how SeaLifeBase has evolved…

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Daniel Pauly takes top spot as most cited fisheries scientists in PLoS Biology study

FishBase co-creator and the Sea Around Us Principal Investigator, Dr. Daniel Pauly, continues to be among the top 0.01% of the world’s scientists based on the impact of his publications. This is according to a study published last year in PLoS Biology and updated in 2020, whose authors created a publicly available database of the…

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New publication: Assessments of marine fisheries resources in West Africa with emphasis on small pelagics

The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries of the University of British Columbia in Canada recently published a report, “Assessments of Marine Fisheries Resources in West Africa with Emphasis on Small Pelagics” based on the study conducted by the Sea Around Us, the MAVA Foundation and the Commission Sous-Régionale des…

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FishBase and SeaLifeBase by the numbers

FishBase was born 30 years ago and SeaLifeBase 15 years ago. The processes and efforts behind the creation of these two databases have been complex and enormous, involving dozens of staff members and thousands of collaborators. But how much information have these global biodiversity information systems gathered in the past…

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