DIRECTORIES: It's a Keeper

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Science  13 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5515, pp. 175
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5515.175c

Instead of fishing around on the Internet for ichthyology information, try your luck at Ichthyology Web Resources, hosted by graduate student Keith L. Jackson at the University of Alberta, Canada.

The site is well stocked with links on fish anatomy, behavior, systematics, distribution, biodiversity, and other topics—from Fishbase, an online catalog, to a how-to on determining the age of a cod. An expanding section organized by taxa covers groups from hagfish to swordtails. Jackson himself has written pages on subjects such as how fish talk to each other (you can even hear sound bites) and the mechanics of their jaws. Looking for someone to swap fish tales with? Flip through directories of ichthyology researchers and museums around the globe.

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