27 August 2013

Singapore's marine life in Pacific marine invert ID cards

Thanks to Céline Barré, Singapore's marine life is included in an awesome series of ID cards for some marine invertebrates in the Pacific Islands.
The "Identification cards for marine invertebrate surveys in the Pacific Islands" will be printed on plastic for underwater surveys.

The ID cards will also be included as an annex to the publication "Assessing tropical marine invertebrates: a Manual for Pacific Island resource managers"
The cards are part of the work of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) an international organisation that works in public health, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, water resources, disaster management, fisheries, education (community, TVET, quality and standards for all school levels), statistics, transport, energy, ICT, media, human rights, gender, youth and culture to help Pacific Island people achieve sustainable development.
The cards  include common seaweeds as well as seagrasses. The ID cards are available for free download from the SPC website's Digital Library: http://www.spc.int/DigitalLibrary/Doc/FAME/Manuals/Pakoa_13_InvertebrateIDCards.pdf
I'm so glad my humble photos of Singapore's marine life can help with education and conservation of marine biodiversity well beyond our waters.

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