Using The Power of the Web to Identify New Species

Taxonomist Quentin Wheeler is calling for a concerted effort to classify the millions of unidentified species in the world. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the new field of “cybertaxonomy” and how it is harnessing the Web to speed up the effort to catalog life on earth. READ MORE

 

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A jellyfish species known as the Bonaire banded box jellyfish (Tamoya ohboya), which lives off the coast of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, was first described last year. (Photo by Ned DeLoach)

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