World Register of Marine Species
How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: WoRMS; World Register of Marine Species; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.7g1bzj; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:04 p.m.; Last accessed: Nov 17 2018 12:13 a.m.
Record added: June 10, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
Record updated: Sept. 22, 2016, 7:53 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.
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The Ocean Biogeographic information System (OBIS) seeks to absorb, integrate, and assess isolated datasets into a larger, more comprehensive pictures of life in our oceans. The system hopes to stimulate research about our oceans to generate new hypotheses concerning evolutionary processes, species distributions, and roles of organisms in marine systems on a global scale. The abstract maps that OBIS generates are maps that contribute to the ‘big picture’ of our oceans: a comprehensive, collaborative, world-wide view of our oceans. OBIS provides a portal or gateway to many datasets containing information on where and when marine species have been recorded. The datasets are integrated so you can search them all seamlessly by species name, higher taxonomic level, geographic area, depth, and time; and then map and find environmental data related to the locations.
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