This has been reposted from our lab tumblelog
By bringing together all types of information about species distributions, providing model-based integration, and providing a system for users to build upon our knowledge, the Map of Life project hopes to support our community in understanding and saving the world’s biodiversity.
There is now a demo release of Map of Life!
This demo allows you to map and produce list of species anywhere for ~ 46,000 species (includingall described birds, mammals and amphibians – for info check the ‘Dashboard’).
Map species distributions : Type species name in ‘Search’ window, select layer source and type. Use controls on top left and right of screen. Video .
Below is a screenshot of an Ostrea lurida search. (There is tons of Crassostrea data too!)
via Tidal Cycles – oystergen.es http://bit.ly/159Htqv
via the Lab Tumblr: http://genefish.tumblr.com/post/51001413005