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Census of Marine Life It is the world's largest census, but hasn't been completed yet and probably never will be. The Census of Marine Life, an international project involving hundreds of researchers, has recorded some 185,000 different species so far, from tiny single-cell creatures to the blue whale. The majority of life on our planet swims or crawls in the oceans. The "Catalogue of the Seas" produced by the census won't be published until October. "This is the first time that all the information we have on the oceans can be found in a single publicly accessible source," Patricia Miloslavich of Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela, one of the main authors of the census and the regional coordinator for the Caribbean, said in a statement. "Anyone who wants to know something about biodiversity in the Caribbean, for example, can simply click on the website and access the relevant publication and receive all the data on species living there." What Lives in the Sea? A Fearsome Cosmopolitan -- The Viperfish

Microbiology Microbiology (from Greek μῑκρος, mīkros, "small"; βίος, bios, "life"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study of microscopic organisms, either unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells).[1] Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including virology, mycology, parasitology, and bacteriology. Eukaryotic microorganisms possess membrane-bound cell organelles and include fungi and protists, whereas prokaryotic organisms—which all are microorganisms—are conventionally classified as lacking membrane-bound organelles and include eubacteria and archaebacteria. Microbiologists traditionally relied on culture, staining, and microscopy. However, less than 1% of the microorganisms present in common environments can be cultured in isolation using current means.[2] Microbiologists often rely on extraction or detection of nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA sequences. Branches[edit] Pure microbiology[edit] Taxonomic arrangement[edit] Integrative arrangement[edit]

Search FishBase Associated Journal Publish in our journal partner Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria the results of your primary research on fishes about growth, weight-length relationships, reproduction (maturity, fecundity, spawning), food and diet composition, introductions and range extensions for faster subsequent entry in (2011 impact factor: 0.547). Indexed Journal Cybium (publisher: SFI, Société Française d’Ichtyologie) For journal editors: Would you wish that your journal were indexed in FishBase, please contact our librarian. References Citing FishBase How to cite FishBaseTo give due credit to the original authors, please cite data taken from FishBase by Main Ref. and/or Data Ref. of the respective record. Cite FishBase itself asFroese, R. and D. DisclaimerFishBase present information on fishes as correctly as possible. Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Seriously Fish — Feeling fishy? Search the Flora Europaea The data provided here have been extracted from the digital version of the Flora Europaea, the full version of which is held in the PANDORA taxonomic data base system at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Click here for instructions on searching this data set. To search the data set, enter one or more words from the scientific name in which you are interested into the appropriate fields of the form. For example, enter family names in the Family name field, Genus names in the Genus name field etc. The Taxon name field allows for searches at ranks not covered in the other fields eg subspecies, section etc. The Rank name field will return names at any given rank, eg. select genus from the popup list to restrict the hits to the rank genus. The results of the searches from each field will be combined using a logical AND. N.B. To lookup Gentiana acaulis L., enter: Gentiana in the genus name field, and acaulis in the Species name field.

Siphonophores Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. CAS - Catalog of Fishes: Richard van der Laan is now a co-author of the Catalog of Fishes. This becomes Eschmeyer, W. N., R. Fricke, and R. van der Laan. Other projects include Fricke (early references, new references, and corrections). In this edition, we provide 192 new species in 2017. Bill Eschmeyer, Florida Museum of Natural History, 1659 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA and California Academy of Sciences. We are making additions to: Van der Laan, R., W. Download the addenda to the family-group list as a PDF. See Family Group Names for future updates by R. van der Laan. By default, search results will not include item 3 names -- unavailable names that detract from the main list of available names. Eschmeyer, W. Fricke, R. van der Laan, R., W. Fricke, R. & Eschmeyer, W. Fricke, R. & Eschmeyer, W. Eschmeyer, W. Please remember that if you got to the Catalog of Fishes from Fishbase, you are NOT in Fishbase. By William N. Family-Group Names -- Priority applies to Family-group names.

Das Aquarium - Ratgeber rund um die Aquaristik Main Page - 15 Deadliest Beach Creatures Keep away from any of these 15 deadly creatures when you next visit the beach. 1. Portuguese Man-of-War Jellyfish Not a true jellyfish, the Portuguese Man-of-War is a siphonophore – a colony of organisms living together. Found mainly far out in the sea, it can be seen swarming or floating with thousands of organisms grouped together. Dermochelys coriacea, commonly called leatherback sea turtles, feed on these sea creatures. Source 2. The Marble Cone snail shell looks beautiful but the sea creature inside is deadlier than any other possible beach inhabitant listed here. Source 3. Ocean-going trawlers are where most sea snake bites occur since the snake can be hauled in along with desirable catch. Source 4. The marine snail which inhabits cone shells are found in reefs all around the globe. Source 5. The Dornorn, commonly called the “stonefish” is among the most venomous beach creatures on the planet. Source 6. Source 7. Source 8. 9. This huge hornet can reach three-inches in length. Source 10.

Octopus The octopus inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, including coral reefs, pelagic waters, and the ocean floor. They have numerous strategies for defending themselves against predators, including the expulsion of ink, the use of camouflage and deimatic displays, their ability to jet quickly through the water, and their ability to hide. An octopus trails its eight arms behind it as it swims. Biology Schematic lateral aspect of octopod features Octopuses have a relatively short life expectancy, and some species live for as little as six months. Octopuses have three hearts. Intelligence Octopuses are highly intelligent, possibly more so than any other order of invertebrates. An octopus has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Tool use The octopus has been shown to use tools. Defense Most octopuses can eject a thick, blackish ink in a large cloud to aid in escaping from predators. Reproduction Senses Locomotion Diet Size