Meet the members of the FishBase Consortium

Created in the year 2000, the FishBase Consortium’s mandate is to support the growth, sustainability and public accessibility of FishBase. Since 2005, it also oversees SeaLifeBase.

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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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New Q-quatics publication supporting the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction

“Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction“, a Marine Policy paper Q-quatics collaborated on is now published online. For this particular work, the AquaMaps Project (Q-quatics) curated modelled data on the contemporary and future distribution under three Representative Concentration Pathway scenarios (RCP 2.6, 4.5…

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New IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released, almost half of extinct species are endemic to Lake Lanao (PH)

The latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was published recently and contains 128,918 species of which more than 35,500 species, comprising 28% of all assessed species, are threatened with extinction.   Thirty-one (31) species are now declared Extinct. Almost half of these are endemic to Lake Lanao, the largest lake in…

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