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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New study by Hay et al. provides LWR estimates of museum fish specimens to FishBase

A recent study led by Dr. Amanda Hay (Australian Museum Research Institute) and participated by Daniel Pauly (Principal Investigator of Sea Around Us), Nicolas Bailly (Q-quatics/Beaty Biodiversity Museum), Weiwei Xian (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Cui Liang (Chinese Academy of Sciences) proposed a rationale and strategy for the use of museum specimens in estimating the…

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