Today, new data was loaded on the international OBIS portal; the total number of records stands now at 32.3 million, from 1,056 individual data sets.There were 31 new data sets from OBIS SEAMAP, and one new. There was also one new data set from each of OBIS USA, the Ridge 2000 project, and FishBase. OBIS Canada has 4 new data sets (including one freshwater which will be passed on to GBIF), and 3 updates.
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OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.