Re: NANFA--longears and pumpkinseeds in MI

Dave Neely (
Tue, 25 Jan 2000 14:52:45 CST

><< what's the URl for that web site? Sounds interesting. >>

Many other museums have their holdings available online. These include Univ
of Washington-Seattle (UW), the Academy of Nat Sciences in Philly (ANSP),
the Smithsonian (USNM), Tulane (TU), the Museum of Comparative Zoology at
Harvard (MCZ), Cornell (CU), Univ of Florida (UF), Univ of Kansas (KU), Univ
of Alabama (UAIC), etc. We are talking about MILLIONS of collections, from
all across North America and elsewhere. Wow!

Recent problems accessing some of these databases are due to a switch from
MUSE (an older program that most museums used) to Specify (a newer and
fancier version) across many of these museums. Problem is, Specify has some
bugs that are being worked out as we speak.

These data provides an incredible opportunity to find out what species of
fish occupy the creek down the road, but also demand ethical and responsible
collecting- Richard's point is very well taken. Site localities for many
rare/endangered fishes are available at most of these URLs... this privilege
should not be abused.

If you search for "Ichthyology Web Resources", you should easily find Keith
Jackson's web page. Keith is a student at Univesity of Alberta who's
compiled a pretty thorough directory, and lots of good links (including the
museums listed above). It probably deserves a link from the NANFA site... ;)


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