[Coral-List] Fwd: DAMSL - Digital Atlas of Marine Species and Locations - damsl.org

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 23:10:23 EST 2018

    I've taken a look at this website.  It has many pretty photographs.
However, in the invertebrates there is much work left to be done to
correctly identify many pictures, plus problems with some of the categories
and taxonomy (such as lobsters listed under vertebrates, two categories for
elasmobranchs that are spelled differently, etc).  Personally I would
recommend enjoying the photos, but I would say many of the identifications
are not ready for prime time yet and best to not use them until they have
been checked by taxonomic specialists in those groups of organisms.  This
website has quite a ways to go to lead the way or set the standard for the
identification of tropical marine life.  There are actually quite a few
identification resources available for tropical marine life, from books to
     Cheers,  Doug

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From: MPS RSMAS <mps.rsmas at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:51 PM
Subject: [Coral-List] DAMSL - Digital Atlas of Marine Species and Locations
- damsl.org
To: jcoco at rsmas.miami.edu

 Good morning everyone,

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) is proud
to present the new version of DAMSL, Digital Atlas of Marine Species and
Locations,  damsl.org, a digital website, viewing the underwater world of
over 3,500 marine species from the most prolific coral reefs in every
prominent equatorial system of our ocean world.  The images were captured
by world renowned  underwater photographer Myron Wang and donated to RSMAS.
By Myron and his wife Nicole.

The website will help students, academicians and enthusiasts explore worlds
beyond their classrooms and books.  RSMAS intends to lead the way in
studying the science and metrics of marine species providing full
encyclopedic content in the digital atlas.  The University of Miami RSMAS
is committed to setting the standard for ocean and atmospheric studies.

We are grateful to IntegrisDesign.com <http://integrisdesign.com> and
MaxWebGear.com <http://maxwebgear.com> who donated their services to make
this project possible.  IntegrisDesogn.com <http://integrisdesogn.com> is a
full service design agency for both print and web.
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Douglas Fenner
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