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'''Welcome to The Scyphozoan!'''
 
'''Welcome to The Scyphozoan!'''
[[Image:Nemopilema_nomurai.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Nemopilema nomurai]]]]
 
 
*[[The Scyphozoan:About|About Us]]
 
*[[The Scyphozoan:About|About Us]]
 
*[[Recent Updates]]
 
*[[Recent Updates]]
  
  
First published online April 2003, this the 7th edition of The Scyphozoan. Please see the list of  additions to the site since May 2005 which includes new jellyfish images, a gradually growing bibliography with links to PDFs, a repository for (portal to) more published datasets, new information about 'CnidToL' and 'REVSYS' jellyfish projects, and this issue's jellyfish feature.
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'''Aims'''
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*To provide a freely accessible accurate resource decribing biodiversity in the Scyphozoa.
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*To distill the information available in the scientific literature, including the latest discoveries, for access by non-specialists.
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*To provide a tool that fosters research, education, and discovery.
  
  
The Scyphozoan is an internet resource dedicated to integrating and disseminating information describing jellyfishes in Class Scyphozoa. It is a venue for scyphozoan biologists of all kinds to present historical and modern knowledge, in simplified form, to non-specialists including aquarists, coastal managers, educators, fisheries biologists, students, and the interested general public, who may all have first hand experience with jellyfishes. We openly invite contributions with which the site will be updated a couple of times a year, including a list of recent additions. Shortcuts to all sections of the site, new and old, are available via the site map. As the site grows, we will add databases and search engines to help you navigate. We hope that The Scyphozoan will become a regular repository for, and generator of, new information on this enigmatic group.
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'''About'''
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The Scyphozoan is an internet resource dedicated to integrating and disseminating information describing jellyfishes in Class Scyphozoa. It is a venue for scyphozoan biologists of all kinds to present historical and modern knowledge, in simplified form, to non-specialists including aquarists, coastal managers, educators, fisheries biologists, students, and the interested general public, who may all have first hand experience with jellyfishes. We encourage contributions in the hope that ''The Scyphozoan'' and its sister sites (see below) will become a regular repository for, and generator of, new information on this enigmatic group.
  
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'''History'''
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''The Scyphozoan'' was first published online in April 2003. The 6th, and final html, edition was published in August 2007 and is archived here <http://thescyphozoan.ucmerced.edu/>.  The seventh edition marked release of The Scyphozoan as a wiki and transformation of the original site into a society website and archive with bibliography, a repository for published datasets, species key, and portal to project websites.
  
If you find a jellyfish and would like to know what it is, please send pictures and a sample to the Cnidarian Tree of Life (CnidToL) and REVSYS - jellyfish blooms projects.. We will identify the animals and sequence molecular markers from the mitochondrial genome (16S rDNA, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) and nuclear genome (18S, 28S, and other genes in the future) and send the information to you. Please see  the PROJECTS sidebar for links to more information.
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'''Sister sites'''
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The Scyphozoan Society <http://thescyphozoan.ucmerced.edu/>
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The Scyphozoan Portal
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[[Image:Nemopilema_nomurai.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Nemopilema nomurai]]]]

Revision as of 07:35, 12 December 2008

Welcome to The Scyphozoan!


Aims

  • To provide a freely accessible accurate resource decribing biodiversity in the Scyphozoa.
  • To distill the information available in the scientific literature, including the latest discoveries, for access by non-specialists.
  • To provide a tool that fosters research, education, and discovery.


About The Scyphozoan is an internet resource dedicated to integrating and disseminating information describing jellyfishes in Class Scyphozoa. It is a venue for scyphozoan biologists of all kinds to present historical and modern knowledge, in simplified form, to non-specialists including aquarists, coastal managers, educators, fisheries biologists, students, and the interested general public, who may all have first hand experience with jellyfishes. We encourage contributions in the hope that The Scyphozoan and its sister sites (see below) will become a regular repository for, and generator of, new information on this enigmatic group.

History The Scyphozoan was first published online in April 2003. The 6th, and final html, edition was published in August 2007 and is archived here <http://thescyphozoan.ucmerced.edu/>. The seventh edition marked release of The Scyphozoan as a wiki and transformation of the original site into a society website and archive with bibliography, a repository for published datasets, species key, and portal to project websites.

Sister sites The Scyphozoan Society <http://thescyphozoan.ucmerced.edu/> The Scyphozoan Portal