This is a reproduction of the ANTABIF contribution to the latest EBA Report. Easy access to expert information on Antarctic Biodiversity is a prerequisite for improving research, conservation and management. Since May 2005 the Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Information Network (MarBIN) has managed a dedicated data portal, http://www.scarmarbin.be, that provides free and open access to Antarctic … Continue reading ANTABif: Everything evolves, even SCAR-MarBIN
A new dataset on Southern Ocean Octopids has been added to our data system. It contains occurrence records for Southern Ocean Octopoda, as provided by Louise Allcock.
We've made some light changes to the SCAR-MarBIN website: simplified navigation, update of RSS streams, more direct access to data, tools and services. Feedback welcome!
Isopods are an important component of the Antarctic benthos and can be rich across depth and regions. A lack of dispersive larval stages makes them putatively very vulnerable to climate-induced changes and thus potentially an ideal model taxon for monitoring faunal shifts. This data base is designed to collate distribution records of isopod crustaceans across … Continue reading New Southern Ocean Isopods dataset available
Want to become a partner for the Antarctic biodiversity information networks? Thanks to the help from the International Polar Foundation, a sponsorship brochure is now ready for download and distribution. The brochure includes background information on the achievements of SCAR-MarBIN and ANTABIF and give details about the different levels at which your organization can get … Continue reading ANTABIF and SCAR-MarBIN sponsorship brochure available
The IPY sister-projects CAML and SCAR-MarBIN provided a timely opportunity, a strong collaborative framework and an appropriate momentum to attempt assessing the “Known, Unknown and Unknowable” of Antarctic marine biodiversity. To allow assessing the known biodiversity, SCAR-MarBIN “Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS)” was compiled and published by a panel of 64 taxonomic experts. … Continue reading New paper: How many species in the Antarctic?
Open-ocean environments provide few obvious barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms. Major currents and/or environmental gradients potentially impede gene flow. One system hypothesized to form an open-ocean dispersal barrier is the Antarctic Polar Front, an area characterized by marked temperature change, deep water, and the high-flow Antarctic Circumpolar current. Despite these potential isolating … Continue reading New dataset: Antarctic Nemertea