June 27, 2008

The Census of Marine Life has now taken the World Register of Marine Species, WoRMS, more than half-way to completion.

Notable achievements along the way include the addition of new species such as the Yeti Crab (captured by slurp gun) and Ghost Shrimp, as well as the corrected classification of many species, notably that master of disguise, the breadcrumb sponge with its 56 aliases.

  • Slurp guns are fantastic. I use one. For.. stuff.
  • This is all very Cool Stuff, pleggers! My last employment had much in the way of dealings with CoML, so it's sort of familiar to me.
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, sorry, couldn't help myself