Images of species taken north of Tavis Vor, Mousehole, Cornwall. 19.10.12. Animal in image was 10mm across and was found in a sample of Mesophyllum lichenoides, Pink Plate Weed, taken from a lowershore rockpool. Species also found at Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall. 25.03.13.
European and Scientific Names:
Hippolyte leptocerus, Hippolyte longirostris, Virbius gracilis, Virbius leptocerus, Virbius rectifrons and Virbius tenuirostris.
APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.
The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.
The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.
The Cornish Biodiversity Network
or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.
The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.
The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.
The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.