World Register of Marine Species launched
MarBEF supported World Register of Marine Species launched after 1st Marine Taxonomy Workshop in Oostende June 2008,
The news was reported in at least 21 stories in 9 languages distributed by 14 newswires, which also appeared on more than 275 media websites across 27 countries.
The release also generated several electronic media stories, including the BBC World Service (The World Today), Deutche Welle, Radio NZ, TV NZ, CBC Radio, National Public Radio and a New Jersey TV news show.
Some of the story lines:
- Wrong names for fish seen complicating conservation , by Alister Doyle [REUTERS]. This was a.o. picked-up by Scientific American, who also published a nice slide show.
- Scientists Struggle to Keep Up With Marine Life Discoveries , by Clara Moskowitz [LiveScience]
- How many species live in the sea? , by Catherine Brahic [New Scientist]
- Registry to Clear Up Marine-Life Naming Confusion [Fox News]
- Sea life goes by many aliases [USA Today]
- Single species, dozens of names - Ocean census sorts it all out , by Jennifer Harper [The Washington Times]
- Register clears out 'fishy' names [BBC]
- Scientists find multiple names when cataloging sea creatures [CNN]
- Ocean census reveals the beast with 56 names , by Daniel Cressey [Nature.com]
- Many-named species pose registry problem , by Tom Avril [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
--Warda 12:38, 5 November 2008 (CET)