Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

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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What is SeaLifeBase and how it came to be

The year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase, two online global biodiversity information systems that, together, provide biological and ecological information for more than 110,000 marine species. Last month we published a video highlighting the origin and evolution of FishBase from its conceptualization…

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AquaMaps Team collaborates on new paper about the global impacts of ocean warming to deep-sea biodiversity

“The deep ocean is warming slower than the surface but dramatic changes are ahead,” according to Mr. Isaac Brito-Morales (University of Queensland), lead author of the new paper “Climate velocity reveals increasing exposure of deep-ocean biodiversity to future warming” published in Nature Climate Change on 25 May 2020 under the DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0773-5. Their  study…

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Kicking off the FishBase and SeaLifeBase anniversary celebrations

The year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of FishBase and 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase, two online global biodiversity information systems that, together, provide biological and ecological information on more than 110,000 marine species. To celebrate these milestones in the times of physical distancing, we have launched a year-long digital campaign that…

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