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Issue No. 9, December 2020 © Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. 

To cap the year 2020, we would like to acknowledge and send our heartfelt appreciation to all the sponsors and pioneers of FishBase, SeaLifeBase and AquaMaps. It has been an extraordinary and extremely challenging year for everyone all over the world, but because of your unwavering support, our work continues and we are able to reach our goals. Thank you for believing in us! May your holidays be merry!

The Pioneers of FishBase and SeaLifeBase take center stage in a limited video and audio series to celebrate database anniversaries in time of coronavirus pandemic

As part of a year-long digital campaign aimed at celebrating the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase in times of physical distancing, Q-quatics in collaboration with Sea Around Us, produced a wide range of multimedia publications highlighting the contributions and value of the celebrated global species databases to the scientific community and the public at large. [Videos: 1st | 2nd | 3rd ] [Podcasts]

Meet the champions of FishBase and SeaLifeBase

Perhaps John F. Kennedy said it best: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

Before the year ends, we would like to put the spotlight on the people and institutions behind FishBase and SeaLifeBase that have chosen to invest throughout the years to keep these freely accessible global databases accurate and updated. Without their tireless support, FishBase and SeaLifeBase wouldn’t be the leading global platforms that stand on centuries of knowledge and deliver up-to-date information on all marine species of the world. [Full Story

Almost half of extinct species under the newly published IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are endemic to Lake Lanao (PH)


Fifteen out of the thirty-one species declared Extinct in the latest IUCN Red List are endemic to Lake Lanao, the largest lake in Mindanao and the second largest lake in the Philippines. Dr. Armi Torres, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Q-quatics led the assessment of these endemic fishes in Lake Lanao, in collaboration with the Mindanao State University – Marawi Campus and with support from the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). Data from FishBase, published papers, technical reports, and theses; local knowledge through interviews with fishermen, fish vendors, and housewives; and fish landed catch surveys in 2016-2017 were used for this assessment report. [Full story]

New Q-quatics publication supports the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction


The Marine Policy paper “Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction“ that 
Q-quatics collaborated on is now published online. For this study, the AquaMaps Project curated modelled data on the contemporary and future distribution of some 12,000 marine species. These were used for the data layers on species richness and extinction risks in ABNJ regions, along with several others, in modelling and analyzing a conservation planning solution for identifying priority ABNJ for marine protection now and in the future. [Full story]
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