2021 FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium –pushing forward this September

The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), in partnership with the Société Française d’Ichtyologie (SFI), the Union des Conservateurs d’Aquariums de France, and the Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée, is organizing the 2021 annual symposium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15thanniversary of SeaLifeBase. It will be held on 6 and 7 September…

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New in FishBase: Fish micronutrient profile

A treasure trove of vital nutritional data about fish species from all around the world is being made freely available –plugging a knowledge gap that will bolster efforts to tackle malnutrition. The new initiative aims to make information about fish micronutrients accessible through FishBase and FAO’s International Network of Food Data Systems. It…

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Nina Garilao: A serendipitous landing in FishBase, AquaMaps

Cristina Garilao, a.k.a. Nina, is originally from Manila but has been living in Kiel for nearly 13 years now. Her work in Germany revolves around projects that help maintain the database and web interface of AquaMaps, a platform that hosts standardized distribution maps for over 33,500 species of fishes, marine…

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Kathleen Kesner-Reyes: The AquaMaps expert

Kathleen Kesner-Reyes has a background in anthropology, but she has dedicated most of her professional life to working on marine biodiversity information systems. After spending three years doing fieldwork for the Bolinao Marine Laboratory of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute, in 1995, she joined the International Center…

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Armi Torres: FishBase’s freshwater expert

When Armi Torres joined FishBase at age 25, she couldn’t have predicted the turns her career as a marine biologist would take. For years, the ocean had been the compass that guided her professional path so little did she know that she would end up diving into the depths of…

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Imagery data from baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS) are now available on FishBase!

As of April 8, 2021, users accessing www.fishbase.org will be able to download BRUVS data when doing searches by species, family or country/island. In detail, users can now obtain all records of any species of interest in terms of where they were observed across the samples, how many and how…

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