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AfrOBIS: a marine biogeographic information system for sub-Saharan Africa
Grundlingh, M.L.; von St Ange, U.B.; Bolton, J.J.; Bursey, M.; Compagno, L.; Cooper, R.; Drapeau, L.; Griffiths, C.L.; Bel Hassen, M.; Herbert, D.G.; Kirkman, S.; Ohland, D.; Robertson, H.G.; Trinder-Smith, T.; van der Westhuysen, J.; Verheye, H.M.; Coetzer, W.; Wilke, C. (2007). AfrOBIS: a marine biogeographic information system for sub-Saharan Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. = S.-Afr. Tydskr. Wet. 103: 91-93
In: South African Journal of Science = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wetenskap. Academy of Science of South Africa: Johannesburg. ISSN 0038-2353, more
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  • Grundlingh, M.L., more
  • von St Ange, U.B., more
  • Bolton, J.J.
  • Bursey, M.
  • Compagno, L., more
  • Cooper, R.
  • Drapeau, L.
  • Griffiths, C.L.
  • Bel Hassen, M., more
  • Herbert, D.G.
  • Kirkman, S., more
  • Ohland, D.
  • Robertson, H.G.
  • Trinder-Smith, T., more
  • van der Westhuysen, J.
  • Verheye, H.M.
  • Coetzer, W.
  • Wilke, C.

    AfrOBIS is one of 11 global nodes of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), a freely accessible network of databases collating marine data in support of the Census of Marine Life. Versatile graphic products, provided by OBIS, can be used to display the data. To date, AfrOBIS has loaded about3.2 million records of more than 23 000 species located mainly in the seas around southern Africa. This forms part of the 13.2 million records of more than 80 000 species currently stored in OBIS. Scouting for South African data has been successful, whereas locating records in other African countries has been much less so.

  • AfrOBIS: African Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

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