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« on: February 26, 2008, 13:11 PM »
Hi All. The Encyclopedia of Life website portal is now up and running. An incredible project...
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Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world

http://www.eol.org

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 13:23 PM »
Excellent, thanks Clive. I've registered an account but the site seems to be experiencing a few hiccups. Must be getting loads of hits already. I hope there'll be plenty of input from non-US contributors  >:D
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 14:11 PM »
Yes I noted the US influence Lisa... Will you be applying as the curator for the Cantabrian brown bear species page? That would certainly raise the profile of the species in English language.... The apply area was underneath the general membership button

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 19:06 PM »
Thanks Clive

I love the Home page photo of the Earth, it reminds me of 'An Inconvenient Truth' when Al Gore looks at a similar Photo from space and said 'isnt it beautiful'.

Looking forward to surfing the site.

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 19:30 PM »
I tried to get on earlier today but the site was down... It is being advertised heavily on a world wide basis and I guess the servers have melted.... Once everything settles down this is going to be an incredible resource available to both interested parties for general information and also in depth detailed work for people studying specific subjects...

They will be taking submission next year for articles and images I think...

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 22:26 PM »
Yes I noted the US influence Lisa... Will you be applying as the curator for the Cantabrian brown bear species page? That would certainly raise the profile of the species in English language.... The apply area was underneath the general membership button

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Where do you think was the first place I went to?  ::) Horrified to find Ursus arctos = Grizzly bear (it is, of course, Ursus arctos horribilis, hence my ref. to U.S. contributions). The page isn't fully up yet and by the time I'd created an account the site was down so couldn't get back to it. I will be hoping to contribute something BUT the Cantabrian brown bear is not a species (or even a subspecies) - it belongs to the Brown bear species.....today  :biggrin:
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 01:39 AM »
Just a matter of time Lisa.... Just a matter of time... :) It will probably be proven in years to come that the Cantabrian brown bear is in fact a direct descendent of the endemic Andalucian elephant :)
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