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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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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Emily Capuli – Three decades at FishBase

Emily Capuli says that when she started working for FishBase three decades ago, her hair was darker and longer. She may look different now but her interest in documenting the fishes found globally has not changed a bit. She continues to do this by ‘fishing’ for new species and documenting taxonomic…

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FishBase’s 30th and SeaLifeBase’s 15th Anniversary Campaign

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 for more than 110,000 aquatic species of the world. As part of a year-long digital campaign aimed at celebrating the anniversaries of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in times of…

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Daniel Pauly is the 2021 recipient of the FSBI’s Beverton Medal

The Sea Around Us Principal Investigator and FishBase co-creator Dr. Daniel Pauly has recently been awarded with the Beverton Medal for 2021 by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles in recognition of his groundbreaking research and lifelong contribution to the study of fish and fisheries science. The Beverton Medal is FSBI’s most senior award…

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