Sitio web de la Sociedad Mexicana de Planctología A.C.



AlgaeBaseDatabase of (taxonomic) information on the world’s algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. It offers very exhaustive web pages on macro- and microalgae

Algae Image Database Light micrograph images of diatom taxa from rivers throughout the USA

Atlas of Dinoflagellates Contains images of all the major bloom and toxin producing dinoflagellate species. Plates include atlas_ver1_5/main.htm images of whole cells, plate structure and cysts. Identification trees are also included

Diatom Collection Relational database of diatom names and publications, compiled by staff at the California Academy of Sciences

Extant Coccolithophore Images and classification to calcareous nanoplankton taxonomy CODENET/GuideImages/index.html

Harmful Plankton Project Guide for identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates and diatoms

ALGAE WORLD Algae World focuses on algae, especially the organisms and topics that we have selected for special attention during research and teaching programmes in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

ADIAC DATABASE This database contains images acquired as part of the ADIAC project (= Automatic Diatom Identification and Classification), which aims at developing a fully automated, unsupervised system for the identification of diatoms. As part of this, a large reference database is required which contains «standards» that each input specimen has to be compared against. Here, we are making these images available for public use, as they are obviously also useful as a supplementary identification aid. Our full size original images are also available in batches for public ftp download.\

FLORECIMIENTOS ALGALES NOCIVOS. Contiene información sobre florecimientos algales en la costa de Baja California el cual se actualiza regularmente.


International Census of Marine Cyberinfrastructure to index and organize what is known about microbes in oceans. Development Microbes of the Microbis database.


Planktonic Ciliate Project Guide to identify marine coastal ciliates through exhaustive data sheets (PDF downloads) ***Protist


NAVY predicción de amaneceres y atardeceres. Esta página es útil para calcular la duración de las horas con luz simulando la hora de los amaneceres y atardeceres en cualquier latitud y longitud del mundo. Esta información usualmente es útil en estudios de migración vertical diaria de plancton

Bouyweather Modelo mediante boyas virtuales del estado del tiempo en cualquier parte de México


NMFS-COPEPOD is a new effort by NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to provide investigators with an integrated data set of quality-controlled, globally distributed plankton abundance, biomass and composition data, along with co-sampled environmental data. NMFS-COPEPOD is designed to help the investigator easily see exactly what data are currently available and then download it in a usable format. In addition to data distribution maps, NMFS-COPEPOD offers a variety of content summaries and searching options (see the CONTENTS and SEARCH sections).

VIRTUAL COPEPOD PAGE Project Goals: To create visually convincing images of copepods to demonstrate individual behaviors in a research or educational setting.

Marine Planktonic Copepods One of the references on Copepods including taxonomic data and geographical distribution.

World Association of Copedologists

11th International Conference on Copepoda

DIADIST The aim of this project is to investigate methods to enable the visual indexing of images and drawings of biological specimens held in a database. Biological specimens are frequently described in visual form for taxonomic and other purposes. Vast catalogues of specimen material have been accumulated over many years in the form of microscope slides, drawings and photographs. Recently, efforts have been made to digitize such data for electronic storage and transmission. This research programme will provide a means to structure taxonomic databases to enable this data to be more effectively queried. The approach taken in the DIADIST project is novel in that it seeks to incorporate taxonomic drawings as a prime source of taxonomic data and to develop methods to enable indexing between digital photographic images and drawings stored in a biological database.


List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature.
Formerly List of Bacterial names with Standing in Nomenclature (LBSN)

Cianobacteria research


Predicción de las alturas de la mareas con significativa precisión en cualquier parte del mundo, gráficos y datos de calidad para publicaciones científicas.……


PLANKTON*NET data provider at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research is an open access repository for plankton-related information. It covers all types of phytoplankton and zooplankton from marine and freshwater areas. PLANKTON*NET’s greatest strength is its comprehensiveness as for the different taxa image information as well as taxonomic descriptions can be archived. PLANKTON*NET also contains a glossary with accompanying images to illustrate the term definitions. PLANKTON*NET therefore presents a vital tool for the preservation of historic data sets as well as the archival of current research results.

Micro*scope Communal website that promotes information on the biodiversity of microbes through an iconographic


Marine Species Identification Portal Esta página web ofrece información taxonómica para identificar miles de especies en los océanos y mares del mundo.

Barcode of Life Data Systems Online workbench that aids collection, management, analysis, and use of DNA barcodes, (BOLD) consisting of 3 components: a repository for barcode records; a species identification tool; modules for bioinformaticians (Ratnasingham & Hebert, 2007).

Catalogue of Life Minimalist search engine based on species names. Systematic information on more than one million of species is compiled from Species 2000 and IT IS.

Census of Marine Life Global network of researchers engaged in a scientific initiative to assess and explain the (COML) diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans (notably the project OBIS).

Encyclopedia of Life Aims to create a single portal to authoritative and exhaustive web pages about all organisms: (EOL) images, videos, references, descriptions, maps, classifications, etc.

Global Biodiversity International organisation that is working to make the world’s biodiversity data accessible Information Facility (GBIF) through a single portal. It collates information on species names from 220 data providers

Linneaus II Multifunctional research tool for systematists and biodiversity researchers. It facilitates linnaeus.php biodiversity documentation and species identification


Programa multi-institucional avocado al estudio de la oceanografía biológica de la costa occidental de la península de Baja California. Contiene datos e información de plancton recolectado a lo largo de la costa de la península de Baja California.