Facebook and Instagram gave away the presence of the ‘Japan pig’ seahorse in Taiwan

  • Detelina Shishkova
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  • October 29, 2019
  • While monitoring of cryptic and elusive tiny creatures, such as pygmy seahorses that measure only 13 to 27 mm, might be too costly and time-consuming for research teams and institutions, the underwater activity might be proving of particular interest to photography and diving enthusiasts. At least, this is what comes across from the recent reports […]

    The four-letter code: How DNA barcoding can accelerate biodiversity inventories

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
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  • September 2, 2015
  • With unprecedented biodiversity loss occurring, we must determine how many species we share the planet with. This can start in our backyards, but speed is critical. A new study shows how biodiversity inventories can be accelerated with DNA barcoding and rapid publishing techniques, making it possible to survey a nature reserve in just four months. […]