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#1 lonedolphin



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Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:05 AM

While going through the TED podcasts I came across the E. O. Wilson video where he makes his TED Prize wish: Help build the Encyclopedia of Life.

From the EOL website:

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites—one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species—that provide the entry points to this vast array of knowledge. The entry-point for each site is a species page suitable for the general public, but with several linked pages aimed at more specialized users. The sites sparkle with text and images that are enticing to everyone, as well as providing deep links to specific data.

It is early days yet, but I think this has great potential as a real resource for Wetpixel members.

It is also going to be a valuable outlet to show what we capture beneath the waves.