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Now, it’s Dr. Nicolas Bailly’s turn to reel the wheel of time!

On this fifth episode of the FishBase and SeaLifeBase Anniversary podcast, Dr. Nicolas Bailly (Scientific Adviser for SeaLifeBase) shares the little known details on how SeaLifeBase emerged from FishBase's blueprint.

Back in 2004, putting together a database for all non-fishes was no easy feat. The team had to start small and prioritize. But at its very core, Bailly took an ‘empty’ shell of the FishBase database structure and populated it with marine and aquatic names extracted from the Catalogue of Life (CoL), strategically linking together valid names and important biological data to create a reliable database.

This podcast is part of a year-long campaign aimed at celebrating the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase.

Project News

New Publications

Zeller, D., T. Cashion, M. Palomares and D. Pauly. 2017. Global marine fisheries discards: A synthesis of reconstructed data. . Fish and Fisheries.

Ma, K.C.K., D. Deibel, K.K.M. Law, M. Aoki, C.H. McKenzie, M.L.D. Palomares. 2017. Richness and zoogeography if ascidians (Tunicata: Ascidiacea) in eastern Canada. Can. J. Zool. 95:51-59. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2016-0087

Torres, M.A., Y. Vila, L. Silva, J.J. Acosta, F. Ramos, M.L.D. Palomares, I. Sobrino.. 2017. Length-weight relationships for 22 crustaceans and cephalopods from the Gulf of Cadiz (SW Spain). Aquatic Living Resources 30(12):1-6

Vallejo, B. Jr., J. Conejar-Espedido, L. Manubag, K.C.C. Artiaga, A.M. Damatican II, I.C.V.J. Imper. 2017. First record of the Charru mussel Mytella charruana d’Orbignyi, 1846 (Bivalvia: Mytulidae) from Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines. BioInvasions Records 6(1):49-55

Mustika, P.L.K., K. Welters, G.E. Ryan, C. D’Lima, P. Sorongon-Yap, S. Jutapruet and C. Peter. 2016. A rapid assessment of wildlife tourism risk posed to cetaceans in Asia. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

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