Paper describes AquaMaps global distribution maps

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A paper in the journal PLOS ONE details the work being carried out by the team at AquaMaps. This provides searchable “standardized distribution maps for over 25,000 species of fishes, marine mammals and invertebrates.” For those seeking definitive indications of a species’ distribution, the maps provide “color-coded likelihood of a species to occur in a half-degree cell, with about 50 km side length near the equator.”

It is an excellent research tool for underwater image makers seeking indications about where they might find a particular species.