World Register of Marine Introduced Species (WRIMS) officially launched 2015-03-16 08:46:20 WRIMS – a database of introduced and invasive alien marine species – has officially been released to the public. It includes more than 1,400 marine species worldwide, compiled through the collaboration with international initiatives and study of almost 2,500 publications.
PRESS RELEASE: Four newly discovered marine species added to world list WoRMS every day 2015-03-11 18:03:44 The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) confirms that currently 228,450 marine animal and plant species are known. A critical analysis has identified almost half the names assigned over two and a half centuries to ocean dwelling creatures as redundant aliases; they turned out to be synonyms. But still every day new species are discovered and described. In 2014 alone, some 1,451 new-to-science marine creatures were added to WoRMS — an average of four per day.
Catalogue of Life mini-symposium 2015-03-03 11:12:48 The mini-symposium will take place on Thursday April 2nd, 9h-12h45 at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Oostende.
NeMys editors got off to a flying start! 2015-03-02 10:57:50 On February 24-26, experts on free-living marine nematodes have gathered at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), host institute of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), to give the re-newed NeMys a kick-start and to discuss future plans.